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Tricks 4 Sticks - Programme for Junior Sections

Want to increase your club’s youth membership? 

Hockey Ireland’s Tricks 4 Sticks is the programme for you! Tricks 4 Sticks offers your club the opportunity to increase youth participation numbers (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.  

Supported by the Irish Sports Council’s Women in Sport, Tricks 4 Sticks sends a qualified hockey coach into local schools for an agreed number of weeks (on average 4 to 8 weeks). Representing your club, the coach delivers a fantastic 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 whilst the school also receives a ‘Tricks 4 Sticks pack’ to encourage them to continue playing hockey.

Benefits of Tricks 4 Sticks

Increased youth membership numbers in your club

Hockey Ireland cover the cost of coaching in schools

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 days

How do clubs sign up?
The application form for Tricks 4 Sticks is now open. All applications must be fully completed and returned to info@hockey.ie or posted to Hockey Ireland, Newstead, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. The closing date for all applications is March 9th 2015. The application form can be downloaded by clicking here

If your club is considering applying for Tricks 4 Sticks or if you would like more information on the programme, register your interest by clicking on the arrow below. You can also find out more information by reading our FAQs. 

To register your clubs interest in the Tricks 4  Sticks Programme - CLICK HERE


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