Hockey Training Season
Our training season starts in September and finishes at the end of March. There is an option to continue training from April to June for players who want extra practice for tournaments. This training is voluntary and there is a small extra charge for it.
Primary Juniors - P1-P7
Our training sessions are Wednesdays, 6-7pm at the Forthbank Hockey pitch, behind Forthbank Stadium in Stirling. Sessions last for one hour, you can park in the St Modan's High School car park, postcode FK7 7WS, as the hockey pitch is right next to it.
Secondary Juniors - S1 +
Training sessions are on Thursdays, 6.30-7.30pm at the same hockey pitch as above.
Membership Registration and Fees
There is an annual membership fee which you pay when you register your child with the club which covers the cost of pitch hire for training and tournaments. The cost of membership for the full season September to March is £70. If your child joins halfway through the season i.e. January to March then membership is £40. There is a 10% discount for families with more than one sibling attending training. Membership can be paid through Webcollect, the link will be sent when you are ready to register. This is the main way to pay for Summer Camps or additional training etc.
Tournaments and Friendlies
Once players have a certain level of experience, they can participate in the Midlands Tournaments which are held twice a month throughout the training season. These tournaments take place in Dundee, Perth and St Andrews for players aged U10, U12 and U14 years old. Transport is not provided by the club so parents can either car share or make their own way there. The club loans out a Hockey shirt for the day and these must be returned after the tournament. Players must be registered, and membership fees paid before they can participate in Midlands Tournaments. We have other hockey clubs that we organise friendly tournaments with, mostly notably the Trossachs Tigers, and these are suitable for players of all ages and level of experience.
We hold an annual two-week Summer Camp in August before the schools go back. The dates, the cost, how to book and how to pay are posted on our Stirling Wanderers Facebook Page so please follow this page and updates will be posted when details are finalised. Camp usually starts at 8.30am and finishes at 4.30pm. There is a weekly rate and a daily rate which parents can choose to fit their schedules, and days can be chosen anytime over the two weeks.
Keeping in Touch - Spond App
Parents will be invited to register with Spond which is the main method of communication for training, tournaments, summer camps attendance and anything else. Parents can inform coaches if their child can't make training, ask questions, let us know of availability for tournaments etc. If training needs to be cancelled due to bad weather, then you will receive a notification on Spond.
New To Hockey
If your child has never played hockey before, they need a mouthguard and shinpads before they can attend training. These can be bought in most sports shops or on Amazon. Mouthguards need to be molded to your child's mouth by popping them in hot water and then biting them until they fit around the teeth. The fit doesn't have to be perfect, it will still provide protection.
Hockey sticks are provided by the club. We have a range of donated hockey sticks that will hopefully fit all ages of children. We have a couple of small ones, 28 inches for 5 year olds up to 36 inches for older kids. If you would like to buy a hockey stick, you should measure from the ground up to the child's belly button. That height in inches is the length of stick to buy. You can buy the next size up if you want. Hockey sticks prices start from about £20 on Amazon.
Sign Up Information
Before your child attends a training session, please fill in the following form. We will then get in contact to confirm the date they can attend.
We need the following information:
School and year group
And medical /health issues