2019 Turf Information

Turf Development 2019

Sunday January 20th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm (13T & JT) at Burringbar Park 

Monday January 21st, 4:30pm - 5:30pm (13T) & 5:30pm - 6:30pm (JT'S) at Burringbar Park

Coaches  - Regie Fisher, Adam Peters & Amy Ryan

Turf trials & training 2019

Sunday 3rd February, 3:00pm - 4:30pm (13T) & 4:30pm - 6:00pm (JT'S) at Burringbar Park (TRIALS)

Monday 4th Feburary, 5:00pm - 6:00pm (13T) & 6:00pm - 7:00pm (JT'S) at Burringbar Park (SQUAD TRAINING)

Sunday 10th February, 3:30pm - 5:00pm (13T) & 5:00pm - 6:30pm (JT'S) at Burringbar Park (TRIALS)

Monday 11th February, 5:00pm - 6:00pm (13T) & 6:00pm - 7:00pm (JT'S) at Burringbar Park (SQUAD TRAINING)

DRAFT Teams will be announced Feb 13th.

All trainings, trials & development session will be apart of the turf trial process. 

For players who are selected in our 2019 turf teams are invited to further development sessions & practice games against Redcliffe hockey club.

Friday 15th February, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (JT) at Redcliffe Hockey Fields (Practice Game)

Saturday 16th February, 8:00am - 9:30am (13T) at Redcliffe Hockey Fields (Practice Game)

Sunday 17th February, 4:30pm - 5:30pm (13T & JT) at Burringbar Park (Development) (Goalie Development)

Monday 18th February, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (13T) & 6:00pm - 7:00pm (JT) Burringbar Park (Team training)

Friday 22nd February, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (JT) at Redcliffe Hockey Fields (Practice Game)

Saturday 23rd February, 8:00am - 9:30am (13T) at Redcliffe Hockey Fields (Practice Game)

Sunday 24th February, 4:30pm - 5:30pm (13T & JT) at Burringbar Park (Development) (Goalie Development)

Monday 25th February, 5:00pm - 6:30pm (13T) & 6:00pm - 7:00pm (JT) Burringbar Park (Team training)

Grading Games 

Friday 1st March, TBA (JT) (Grading Games)

Saturday 2nd March TBA (13T) (Grading Games)

Friday 8th March TBA (JT) (Grading Games)

Saturday 9th March TBA (13T) (Grading Games) 


Commence Friday 15th (JT'S) & Saturday 16th (13T)

Once the second field at Burringbar Park is open all our turf teams will train at the same time slot every Monday on a full field (time slot to be confimed). Some coaches may extend training sessions to have whiteboard sessions or fitness trainings.

Why do we have trials?

-Club Growth - Our club has grown significantly over the past few years and is predicted to grow even further in the years to come. We are now fielding more than one team in most age divisions.

- Competing at right level - By selecting like-minded players in the same teams, we are ensuring our teams are competing at a level in which all players are capable.

- Training and Coaching - Our coaches will find planning and running training sessions much smoother as all players are at a similar level of ability.

- Representative Duties - For BWHA representative team trials, representatives are chosen and usually evaluated in higher teams

- Attracting talent to club - Clubs with higher correctly graded teams attract future players

- Selectors and coaches will be evaluating each player based on a merit under four distinct areas - Technique, Tactics, Speed and Personality

What will help my child at the trials? 

Help them to be physically and mentally prepared for the trials, early night good food and plenty of fluids.

Bring a never give up attitude

Bring all the necessary equipment i.e. shin pads, drink bottle, stick, mouthguard, arrive 10 minutes early.

Encourage your child to use their voice during drills and games to encourage other team members in a positive way.

Have fun and bring a positive attitude

Finally, and this is just not for trial day

-Encourage your child and educate them on how to be attentive, the coaches only have them for 1.5hours of training each week, listen to the coach and ask appropriate questions, pay attention to what the coach asks, and try to be the best you can be.  As coaches we all love kids who listen and try to the best of their ability.


Finally -

Like any competitive sport, hockey is more enjoyable if you are playing alongside and against like-minded and equal ability peers. We conduct trials to have the best teams for the different levels within the turf /grass competition. As such there are no guarantees for individuals that they will be selected in the same grade as in previous years. We believe this to be fair for both existing and new members. As per previous years there will be external selectors helping coaches select the teams for 2019.

One last point, if your child fails to make a top team, don't be disappointed or angry. Ask the coaches for feedback, ask what areas your child could improve in.

Skill Development with Amy Ryan & Regie Fisher
13T train 4:30pm - 5:30pm
JTS train 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Burringbar Park, Chermside
Club Fitness Training (U11 & older)
Ferny Grove Fields
Australia Day - No Turf Training
Sign on day 2019
Rebel Sports, Mitchelton
13T Trials 3:00pm - 4:30pm
JT Trials 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Burringbar Park, Chermside
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