All pupils are provided with opportunities to play and experience Hockey at Regent and we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of all participants; providing week to week fixtures for all age groups through to supporting the development of elite representative players. Every player has access to our expert coaching and top class facilities, including our international sand-dressed synthetic pitch which opened in 2014.

Hockey is played throughout the winter and spring terms, with full fixture lists enabled across both terms which include games against other schools from across the country. The Hockey programme is delivered by teachers, former pupils and coaches from local Hockey clubs. Additionally all boys can benefit from specialised technical one-to-one coaching; athletic development sessions involving strength and conditioning and can gain access to performance analysis through our Gamebreaker software system.

Our emphasis is on player development whilst giving players the ultimate hockey experience.

 

Cancellation Policy

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The cancellation of after school practice sessions maybe required due to weather issues or in the rare circumstances of coach unavailability. Where this is the case, pupils will be informed through notification on the school Hockey noticeboard and a twitter feed will be posted to update parents as soon as reasonably possible. 

Late cancellation of Saturday fixtures can occur due to developing weather conditions. Where this is the case the supervisory teacher will contact the team captain to inform the team of the cancellation via text messaging and social media. It is therefore imperative that all pupils check their texts and social media accounts prior to leaving the house on Saturday morning. A twitter feed will also be posted to update parents as soon as reasonably possible. 

Fixture List 2015-16


Training Schedule

Codes of conduct

Players code of conduct:

All Regent House Hockey players are encouraged to:

  • Play for enjoyment.
  • Respect sport and play within the laws / rules of the Game.
  • Accept the official’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
  • Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
  • Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and the school.
  • Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play whether by your team or the opposition.
  • Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
  • Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player.
  • Make sure you co-operate with your coach and team mates.
  • Remember that the aims of sport are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  • At the end of a match thank your opponents and the officials for the match.
  • Play fair; do not intend to hurt your opponent.
  • Winning and losing is part of sport: Win with humility – lose with dignity.
  • As part of the team it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help your team.
  • Remember that all members are important to the team!
  • Remember you are representing your team, school and family

 

Spectators code of conduct

Regent House is committed to providing an inclusive, safe and supportive coaching environment that strives for high standards in sporting performance and prioritises the enjoyment of sport and life long participation for all pupils.

Regent House appreciate, encourage and highly value the regular, loyal and enthusiastic support for Regent sport from within both the internal and external school community.

It is however important that supporters recognise the role they play within sport and the influence they can have on both players and officials. The following guidelines aim to encourage a positive approach to the support of school sport

  • Remember, young people play sport for their enjoyment, not only yours.
  • Encourage your child always to play by the laws / rules of the Game.
  • Teach young children that honest endeavour is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.
  • Help young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
  • Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides.
  • Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match.
  • Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate in the playing of sport. If the child is to play, he/she will do so in good time through your encouragement.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal & physical abuse from sport.
  • As a spectator do not use profane language or harass officials, coaches or players.
  • Do not publicly question the umpire’s judgement and never their honesty.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer officials and coaches.
  • Identify and acknowledge the good qualities of sport and uphold these values.
  • Remember you and your child’s contribution to sport is very important to Regent and be proud of your contribution.
  • Understand the value of team sport and its importance.
  • Applaud good play by the visiting team as well as your own.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would not be a match.
  • Condemn the use of violence in all forms at every opportunity.
  • Verbal abuse of players or umpires cannot be accepted in any shape of form.
  • Players or officials are not fair targets for ignorant behaviour.
  • Spectators can contribute to the enjoyment of the event and all involved.
  • Be on your best behaviour and lead by example. Do not use profane language or harass officials, players or coaches.
  • Remember that although young people play organised sport they are not “miniature internationals”.
  • Be proud of your child and the school.

 

Coaches code of conduct

Regent House is committed to providing an inclusive, safe and supportive coaching environment that strives for high standards in sporting performance and prioritises the enjoyment of sport and life long participation for all pupils.

The development of the whole child is of priority and we believe in striving to inspire all pupils to recognise and fulfil their potential in sport, celebrating success and personal achievement where attained.

Regent House values and encourages the participation of teachers and adults other than teachers in the coaching, supervision and officiating of pupils within School sport and expects those involved to publicise, adapt and supervise the implementation of the following code of conduct in full.

Leaders should:

  • Be positive during sessions and competitions, praise and encourage effort as well as results
  • Put welfare of young person first, strike a balance between this and winning / results
  • Encourage fair play and treat participants equally
  • Recognise developmental needs, ensuring activities are appropriate for the individual
  • Plan and prepare appropriately
  • Anyone working with children should do the child protection awareness course and hold up-to-date qualifications and be committed to the values and guidelines within Regent House
  • Involve parents where possible and inform parents when problems arise
  • Keep a record of attendance at training and competitions
  • Keep a brief record of injury(s) and action taken
  • Keep a brief record of problem/action/outcomes, if behavioural problems arise
  • Report any concerns in accordance with this Code’s reporting procedures
  • Encourage young people to respect one another and to expect respect for their worth as individuals for their worth regardless of their level of play
  • Actively discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs, the use of alcohol and tobacco and any illegal substance
  • Encourage young people and other coaches to develop and maintain integrity in their relationship with others
  • Never criticise the umpire during or after a match in front of players or spectators.
  • Always thank the match officials and if they have made decisions which require clarification, discuss the problems after everyone has changed.
  • Seek and follow the advice of a doctor in determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
  • Ensure that proper equipment and facilities are available at all times.
  • Be responsible and ensure you uphold the generic ethos of sport.
  • Support the Code of Ethics and all policies regarding Children in Sport.
  • Ensure you and your players are proud of your team, school and efforts during the season.

This code of conduct has been adapted from the Irish Hockey Association’ Code of Ethics document 2013

Further information can be found at:

Code of ethics