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FunStix Program (Ages 10 - 12)

Program Dates

Junior Camp

Field Hockey Nova Scotia uses the Try-Learn-Play pathway to introduce our sport to boys and girls at an earlier age group.

Program Purpose

  • This program is intended for boys and girls in the Fundamentals Stage (age 10 – 12) of the Long Term Hockey Development Model
  • The emphasis is on developing physical literacy through a fun, structured, and safe environment
  • An athlete’s first introduction to the game of field hockey
  • Delivery of the program focuses on creating self-esteem within athletes through reinforcement of individual efforts versus outcomes
  • Many of the activities in the program involve mini competitions which focuses on participation
  • Foster sportsmanship and ethical play, positively reinforce strengths, and allow the athletes to enjoy the nature of competition.

What We Offer

  • All equipment (sticks, balls, and goalkeeping gear)
  • A Field Hockey Canada certified coach to lead all practises
  • Safe secure facilities
  • Friendly games and a mid-season tournament
  • Umpires and technical staff

The Structure

  • 12 week program with set practice plans
  • Registered head coaches will be assigned to each session
  • A fee of $150 per participant (second child $100, third child $50) will cover:
    • Free use of equipment at the field. Sticks and balls will also be available for sale
    • Coaching
    • Field Hockey t-shirt
    • Membership in Field Hockey Nova Scotia and Field Hockey Canada
    • Insurance. Your membership includes insurance coverage but to be covered by our insurance program, you must wear mouthguards. You can protect yourself with a customized mouthguard from www.mymouthguard.ca. It only costs $35 and $5 of this is donated to KidSport Nova Scotia.*
    • Although sticks, balls and goalie equipment will provided free of charge, sticks and balls will be available for purchase at the venue
    • We will have equipment available for use (included in registration fee) but encourage players to purchase their own stick and ball.

      * KidSport™ is a national children's program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport

How to Join

If you would like to register for the program or have any questions please download and complete the registration form and mail or fax it to:


Patrick Thompson
5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1G6
Fax: 902-425-5606

If you have any questions about the program contact Stephen Goosen, Director of Development Tel: 902-471-4007 or
EMail: development@fieldhockey.ns.ca