We are a proud family club and are very supportive of our junior players, catering for both girls and boys age 5–16, at all levels of skill and experience. There is something for every players ability no matter what age they start playing juniors. In our juniors our focus is to teach players the techniques and tactics to enable them to enjoy hockey at the standard they strive for.
All junior players require is a mouthguard, shin guards, a hockey stick and gripped shoes. The Club is able to supply sticks, shin guards and goal-keeping gear for borrowing if you would like to ‘come and try’.
Junior Programs we run:
- Hockey Victoria Competition (Mar–Sep)
- Minkey Junior Program (May–Aug)
- Hookin2Hockey Program (Mar–May)
- Summer Social Competition (Oct–Mar)
- Indoor Hockey Competition (Oct–Mar)
Hockey Victoria Competitions (Ages 9–16)
MPHC provides field hockey teams in the Hockey Victoria competition for both boys and girls in the following age groups:
• Under 10 – born in 2009 or later
• Under 12 – born in 2007 or 2008
• Under 14 – born in 2005 or 2006
• Under 16 – born in 2003 or 2004
Competitions are played both home and away over 14 rounds with 2 weeks of Finals. Under 10 is a half field competition played on Saturday mornings at Dandenong.
The Under 12 teams play on Saturday mornings and Under 14 and 16 teams play on Friday nights. Training is on Tuesday or Wednesday nights commencing every March (Training times for 2019 will be confirmed shortly).
We love to watch our juniors grow and develop into the players we know they are capable to be, and we cannot wait to see their potential become realised.
This competition runs for 15 rounds before and after the Christmas/New Year period. The teams have 6 players, including goal keeper, and are mixed. The games are very fast so it is a great way to keep fit and develop great close stick skills.
The age groups are: