Norwich city centre hockey club, fun, friendly and competitive

About Young Dragons

The Young Dragons section is currently coached by six Level 2 Qualified Coaches, a large number of Level 1 Assistant Coaches and many experienced adult and young leader helpers.
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Norwich Dragons is proud to be a Learning Destination for Norfolk’s Children’s University, click the logo above for more details.

Norwich Dragons Youth section under 8s, under 10s, under 12s train weekly during term time and enter all local tournaments throughout the year.  All ages and all standards are very welcome.

Girls and Boys Development teams (see age criteria below) enter the Norfolk Development Leagues, playing fixtures most Saturdays, see Girls Development page here and Boy Development here.

If you would like to join Norwich Dragons Hockey Club, please either use the Contact Us page or email youth@norwichdragonshc.co.uk with your child’s name, date of birth and school year and any playing experience they have.

At all times we need to monitor our numbers to ensure we maintain a certain ‘child to coach’ ratio, enabling us to deliver a quality and safe coaching session.   If your Mum or Dad is an aspiring coach ask them to get in touch, extra helpers are always very welcome.

We encourage and support our older youngsters to volunteer as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, however we do insist on full commitment from those volunteers to ensure they take responsibility for their volunteering and to follow our DofE requirements shown here.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


When?

Young Dragon Skills Training on the Astro:

 

Tuesday      18.15 – 19.30 = Boys u10s & Girls u10s (during term time only)

Wednesday 18.15 – 19.30 = Girls u12s (during term time only)

Wednesday    18.15 – 19.30 = Girls Development & under 16 beginners

Thursday     18.15 – 19.30 = Boys u12s (during term time only)

Thursday     18.15 – 19.30 = Boys Development & under 16 beginners

Sunday       10.00 – 11.00 = u8 Mixed (during term time only – indoors for colder months)

Clarification of age groups:
Under 8 – year 3 and below.
Under 10 – years 4 and 5
Under 12 – years 6 and 7
Development league – year 8 and above up to under 15 on 1st January in that season and under 16 beginners.

Where?

The Dragons’ Den
Hall Road
Norwich

What to bring and wear?

  • Sports kit with trainers
  • Shin pads are essential
  • A drink
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Warm clothing

How much does it cost?

U8   – £2 per session
U10 – £50 for payments received before 30 September, or £30 Sept-December, £25 January-April
U12 – £50 for payments received before 30 September, or £30 Sept-December, £25 January-April
Dev – Annual Subscription of £60 plus £5 per match.

U18 playing in adult teams – Annual Subscription of £60 plus £6 per match.

Fees are due in advance for each block and are non-refundable, however if paying in advance poses difficulties, please contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.

Contact us at youth@norwichdragonshc.co.uk


What do we expect from you

Norwich Dragons Hockey Club will do all it can to safeguard and protect all Young Dragons, however in return we will expect Young Dragons to abide by the rules of the Young Dragons Club, and parents/guardians/carers of Young Dragons will be expected to abide by the NDHC Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers/Spectators.’

Young Dragons Club Rules

Code of Conduct for parents/carers/spectators

 


Young Dragon Playing and Non-playing Development Opportunities

NDHC will always be looking to encourage Young Dragons to develop both from a playing, but also coaching, umpiring and managing viewpoint and is committed to alerting Young Dragons to any local opportunities to attend relevant courses.Young Dragons have been recommended to attend Junior Development Centres, Goalkeeper Coaching Days and will be put forward to the annual Young Umpire Day.  Young Dragons are also encouraged through their schools to take part in the Sports Leaders scheme, and any assistance the Club can provide to this through links with the schools will be given.  England Hockey have a great Website for Young Players and Umpires with lots of interesting and fun stuff on it, you can find the website by following this link: http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/youth/


A YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO CHILD PROTECTION

You have rights: Sport should be fun. You should feel safe and enjoy your sport. You can’t do this if you feel unhappy, if someone is bullying or abusing you.

When do you know if something is wrong?

Something is wrong if someone:

  • Constantly teases you, shouts at you or calls you names
  • Threatens, hits, kicks or punches you
  • Touches you or does anything that makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Damages or steals your belongings
  • Does anything that makes you feel lonely, upset, worried, unsafe, hurt or embarrassed.

If any of the above happens to you, do not wait for it to happen again, act immediately

What to do?

If you are being bullied or abused, it is not your fault. If this is happening try to:

  • Be firm and tell the person to stop. Make a lot of noise to attract attention
  • Tell your parents/carers, your Welfare Officer or an adult you can trust what has happened as soon as possible, so they can help you
  • Keep a note of the date, time and place, what happened, how you felt and the name of anyone who may have seen what happened
  • Use the 24 hr free telephone helplines
    • Childline 0800 1111 or  www.childline.org.uk
    • NSPCC 0808 800 5000  or www.nspcc.org.uk
    • Keep trying if you can’t get through straight away. Don’t ignore what is happening.  Always tell someone you trust. Police stations and Social Services offices will have staff who are specially trained to support young people who have been bullied or abused. Don’t give up until someone helps you and you feel safe. To keep safe always:
      • Tell someone you trust, so they can help you
      • Trust your instincts about the people you meet
      • Avoid being alone or with just one other person
      • Travel with a friend, avoid travelling in someone else’s car by yourself
      • Avoid going to other people’s homes by yourself
      • Carry a mobile phone, phone card or change
      For more information about England Hockey’s Safeguarding & Protecting Young People click here
      For advice on how to find out more about abuse and what you can do about it visit www.donthideit.com

      For anti-bullying advice and guidance visit www.bullying.co.uk

      For advice aimed at teenagers (12-16yrs) on a range of issues such as abuse, bullying, exams, drugs and self-harm visit http://www.thereforme.com/

      If you have a concern that relates to a child and one that requires an immediate response you need to call the emergency services 999.

      For all child protection or poor practice concerns these must be reported to your Club or Organisation Child Welfare Officer who will report the concerns to the England Hockey Lead Child Welfare Officer. If your Club or Organisation Child Welfare Officer is not available them please contact the England Hockey Lead Child Welfare Officer to report your concern.

      **If you decide to make a report directly to the Police or Children’s Services then you MUST also report your concern to the England Hockey Lead Child Welfare Officer.**

      England Hockey Lead Child Welfare Officer.
      Tel: 01628 897500
      Email: childwelfare@englandhockey.org
      Mobile: 07738 644171

      * England Hockey Policy on Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey:
      – click here

      * England Hockey Code of Ethics and Behaviour:
      – click here

      Other Useful Numbers:
      * NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000 http://www.nspcc.org.uk
      * Childline 0800 1111 http://www.childline.org.uk
      * Stop it Now 0808 1000 900 http://www.stopitnow.org.uk


      QuickSticks Coaching in Primary Schools

      NDHC believes it is never too early to introduce hockey to youngsters, particularly in an area that has little or no ensure to hockey currently.  Thanks to the volunteering work of Hazel Medler, John Butler and Mike Banham, hundreds of school children in the Hewett School catchment area are being given hockey lessons using the Quicksticks equipment purchased through the Norwich School Sports Partnership.
      Hockey Magazine - NDHC Quicksticks