Kelburne is extremely proud of it's junior section, with many of it's juniors going on to represent Scotland and even Great Britain.
Entry level training sessions for juniors to attend are held on the grass at the clubhouse every Saturday morning, from 9:45am to 11:00am. Players should arrive as early as possible for registration before the start of the event. These session are targeted for 5 -14 year olds and run continuously throughout the year stopping only over the Christmas and New Year period. The sessions are run by suitably qualified coaches, appointed and designated to deliver pre-arranged coaching programs across the age-groups and mixed gender.
Kelburne ensure continuous focus on retaining our sport as highly enjoyable and participative for all (particularly our young Saturday morning group), but at the same time ensure structure for progression as our Juniors get older and seek more performance-related or social ways of playing their Hockey. We will ensure opportunities exist for all avenues and ability levels at our Club and we will endeavour to deliver those to our junior members as we go forward as a large part of the integration to Senior Hockey as they progress.
There are district youth festivals that take place during the hockey season for age groups U8’s, U10's, U12's, U14's. As players progress and impress in the festivals, they may then take part in district competitions, which can lead to nomination for the district squad trials. During the winter period, training moves to indoor facilities at the Lagoon Centre in Paisley.
As part of Kelburne's initiative to improve all round organisation of the club and its junior section, the attached guidelines / procedures for attending events such as training sessions and fixtures have been adopted to suit conditions of our health and safety requirements. They are not designed to deliberately inconvenience parents / designated guardians, but no doubt it may feel this way until they become a regular habit. Kelburne take very seriously, their Duty of Care towards their young members and as such must ensure they provide as far as possible, suitable safety measures for all. You can view our parental guidelines on the Downloads page.
If you are interested in trying hockey out or simply enhancing your skills, please feel free to get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgU8