Hockey for boys and girls aged 6-10

Firebrands under 10s is open for children (both girls and boys) aged 6, 7, 8, 9 and those who turn 10 during their school year.

Whether your child has played before, or wants to pick up a stick for the very first time, we can offer the environment for them to have FUN while also learning and making friends.

Whether your child is a complete beginner, or has already been playing for a few years, we have experience, knowledge and coaches available to help them flourish.

In addition to training we often run, and participate in friendly game tournaments, either at our home pitch or other locations across Bristol. These are available to all children in the age group.

 

What do we want your children to get out of playing hockey at Firebrands?

First and foremost, we want them to have fun. That is the single most important thing, especially at this age. Secondly, they will get plenty of touches of the ball and coaching. No child will ever be left out in cold, not touching the ball or getting involved.

Our junior philosophy is simply; FUN, while playing lots of hockey.

Please keep scrolling down for our training timetable, as well as some more information about our coaches.

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High Quality Coaching
At this age, coaching is extremely important. Not only because it often their first time trying or playing, but also because they are constantly looking to learn and overcome challenges. That is why at every session we have at least 3 (but often 4+) experienced coaches as well as older juniors who have been on the same journey themselves. This means we can work in really small groups, and help provide 1-on-1 coaching to help your child get as much out of playing as possible.
Stage Not Age
At Firebrands, it is just as important to us that we “stretch” children, as well as offering a fun environment with their peers. In simple terms this means where appropriate we will challenge them, either with specific skills, or by training in an older age group. This in in addition to the normal sessions. It is not for every child, as many will be at very different stages in their own development. But where you, and your child are willing and able, we will look to offer the right “stretch” environment for them, as well as continuing to play with their age group peers.

Coaching Staff

Ben M Roberts

Lead Junior Coach

Ben is the Firebrands HC Chairman and Lead Junior Coach. He leads many of the junior sessions himself, and oversees the team of coaches to ensure the juniors get as much out of playing as they can.

Jo Hudson

Senior under 10s Coach

Jo has been invovled in coaching our under 10 group for coming up to three years, and is curently our ladies 2nd team captain.

Her experience of coaching juniors is extensive, and has been a constant source of inspiration to the girls and boys coming through.

Our other adult regular under 10 coaches include:

  • Tom Crook
  • Ian Trudgett
  • Ben Merrifield

Additionally, we have 6 older junior helpers (aged 14-17) who are learning how to coach and help the young players as others have helped them.

Training Timetable

All of our junior training sessions take place on the pitch we share with Bristol Grammar School, in Failand. We have a club house next to the pitch where parents can shelter from the elements in those cold winter months.

Bristol Firebrands Training Timetable
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