The under 11 age group is a development group with the emphasis on the development of core stick and game awareness skills.
As with all age groups our goal is to create a safe and enjoyable environment based around hockey where the girls develop both their hockey skills and also hopefully long lasting friendships. Additionally we aim to try and give all the girls the opportunity to play in matches should they want to.
Ulster Hockey run a number of “Blitz” days which are mini tournaments (no winners or losers) where teams of 6 or 7 (“super sixes”) play each other on a third of the pitch. BLHC Juniors currently enter 4 teams into the U11 Blitz program and rotate the girls so that they they all get an opportunity to play. Additionally UH run an end of season competitive tournament where each club enters one team.
The 2017-2018 Schedule being :
Blitz Day 1: 24/09/2017 at North Down
Blitz Day 2: 22/10/2017 at Ards
Blitz Day 3: 19/11/2017 at Bangor
Blitz Day 4: 28/01/2017 at Ballynahinch
Blitz Day 5: 25/02/2017 at Saintfield
Blitz Day 6: 18/03/2017 (Incorporates U13 Finals Day Qualification) at South Antrim