In what will be a historic Olympic year for Hockey
in Ireland, we are pleased to announce that we are re-opening
the application process for our Tricks 4 Sticks programme for clubs for 2016.
Tricks 4 Sticks offers your club the opportunity to
increase youth participationnumbers (girls and boys) through the
running of a targeted schools programme in your area. Clubs that are
successfully accepted onto Tricks 4 Sticks receive funding to cover the
programme’s coaching costs.
The programme will begin running in
September, just in time to capture the imagination of young players who
will have seen the Irish men play in Rio and giving clubs the chance
to take advantage of the Olympic legacy!
Supported by the Irish Sports Council’s Women in
Sport fund, Tricks 4 Sticks sends a qualified hockey coach into local
schools representing your club. The coach delivers a high energy hockey
programme and creates links to your club. At the end of the programme the
pupils are invited to visit your club grounds for an open day/training
session, whilst the school receives a Hockey Skills Challenge pack
to encourage them to continue playing hockey.
Benefits of Tricks 4 Sticks:
Increased youth membership numbers in your club
Take advantage of Olympic legacy
Long-lasting links with local Primary and Secondary schools in your
area are created through Tricks 4 Sticks
Club receives best practice on how to structure an effective
schools programme through guidelines and coaching session plans
Club receives best practice on catering for children at club open
Access to a FREE Stepping Stones coaching course (Phase 1 or
Phase 2) for participating clubs
To apply for the Tricks 4 Sticks programme click here.
If you are running a joint Tricks 4 Sticks programme you can click here. This form is to be completed by clubs that are delivering Tricks 4 Sticks in partnership with another club. This is most likely to be the case when more than one club is targeting the same school(s) or clubs share the same home grounds.
Any questions? For a list of FAQs click here. Alternatively please get in touch with your Hockey Ireland contact.