Our first training of the 2013/14 season is only a few days away and our coaches are really looking forward to further developing the young players that were with us last season, and seeing new players join us for the first time. We’ve had quite a few parents contact us over the summer wanting to bring their children for the first time, which is really exciting.
As intimated in the previous blog, we have had some changes to the coaching team over the summer, and are now wanting/needing to bring on new volunteers to support Kevin (for the U8s) and Glyn (for the U10s), and by implication to support our young players.
What we need are parents who have a pair of trainers, a reasonable level of fitness, can hold a stick, and approach the sessions with a smile, desire to encourage, and work to the coaches instructions. If you do get involved on the pitch, you will need to be CRB checked as a matter of course, which I’m sure you will understand.
Ultimately, it is all about the kids, and ensuring they learn some hockey and team skills but have a whole lot of fun while doing so. You won’t have to plan training sessions (unless you’ve been hiding your coaching qualifications and experience!), just keep the kids engaged in the sessions that Kevin and Glyn plan.
In addition, because I will also be spending more time on the pitch this season, we really need some volunteers who can help off the pitch with areas such as taking the register, collecting membership forms and fees, organising the two or three fund-raising initiatives through the season (e.g. the Christmas boxes), and administering the Havant-hosted festival and the John Wright tournaments.
So, if you are able to help in any of these areas, please get in touch with me, Jonathan Smith, by email or by phone: my mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and my mobile is 07718-802268 (note that it is both my personal and my work mobile, so sometimes you may have to leave a message).
Thanks, and I look forward to my mail being inundated with offers of help.