MT13 Christmas Clinic

Christmas 2011
MT13 Christmas Clinic
‘The International Tournament’

MT13 AdvertWednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd Dec 2011
Beeston Hockey Club
10am till 4pm
8 to 16 year olds

How it Works

Players will be divided into adidas sponsored countries (Holland / Germany / England and a special MT13 Team) whilst participating in group work and in team play, players will be contributing to their countries success

There will be 1 or 2 coaches acting as the management team of each country.

Group Work

During the 2 days players will learn a variety of new and innovative skills brought back from the Champions Trophy, recently been played in New Zealand. Aside from new skills players will take part in a wide range of competitions to eventually decide the winning nation.

The Winning Country

Players in the winning Country will receive a prize and all other players will either receive a ‘Player of the Clinic’ MT13 Playing Strip, an MT13 Training Shirt or an adidas Christmas Present.

Clinic Contents

  • Coaches will deliver the following contents over the 2 days:
  • Advanced Skills on the Reverse Stick
  • Deflections from the Ball Machine
  • 3 D Skills over the MT13 3D Skills Hurdles
  • Eliminations on the Move
  • Defending the 1 v 1- Channeling v Block Tackle
  • The Australian Backhand Hit
  • Mastering Core and Advanced Skills through Progressive Drills
  • Shooting Competition into the MT13 Goal Banner

Coaches Include

Matt Taylor Ex England
Adam Dixon England and GB
GK Legend George Pinner England and GB
Hollie Webb England and GB U21
Jo Hunter England and GB U21
Gordon MacIntyre  Scotland International & GB U21 Captain ‘Youth Olympics 2009’

adidas lx24-1 to be won

Adidas XL24-1adidas have kindly provided the MT13 Christmas Clinic with an lx24-1 hockey stick as a special prize…….As well as the usual MT13 ‘Player of the Clinic ‘ Playing Strip and MT13 Training Shirts.

Christmas Clinic Registration Form

1 Day = £30
2 Days = £55
Early Drop Off / Late Collection can be arranged

If you have any questions regarding this please contact Matt Taylor direct by emailing


Nottinghamshire Sports Awards 2011

Nottinghamshire County Council is inviting nominations for the annual county sports awards.

It is your opportunity to highlight key achievements of individual sports-people, teams, clubs, coaches and volunteers across 13 different categories.

The awards include categories which recognise the talent and contribution young people make to Nottinghamshire sport.

Alongside the 13 categories we are also seeking nominations in a new category which has been added for this year: Sporting School of the Year.

The nomination process is open to anyone and nominators can be teachers, coaches, volunteers, parents, or someone who plays alongside a potential sporting hero.

The judging period is from 1st November 2010 to 31st October 2011

An on-line nomination form along with guidelines and criteria is available from

Closing date for nominations is 4th December.

New Quicksticks Online Training Course Launched


EHB are celebrating the launch of the new Quicksticks online training course and the best news is its absolutely FREE!

Available via the Quicksticks website, the course has been designed as an additional training tool to sit alongside the current Quicksticks INSET courses as a more flexible training option.

The course appropriately trains deliverers to introduce hockey at instructor / entry level within a primary school or hockey club setting. It is aimed at non-specialist Primary Teachers, non-teaching schools staff (teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisors etc), and Community Sports or Hockey Club Coaches / Assistants.

Through a series of short videos the course explains the game of Quicksticks, and takes you through the Quicksticks equipment and resources. You can then take your pick from a selection of videos showing how easy Quicksticks challenges and lessons are to set up and deliver. The videos show Quicksticks being played on a variety of surfaces, (artificial pitch, sports hall, playground and netball court), with different ages and group numbers, showing you just how fun and adaptable Quicksticks is!

Take a look and see how you can adapt the delivery of Quicksticks to suit the environment within your school or club at Don’t forget registration is FREE and you can log in at any time and access the course when you need to!


FIH Ruling on Face Masks

The EHB confirmed today (follow link to EHB item) that after consulting with the FIH, the facial protection mask as shown below (which is, I believe is the OBO FaceOff Mk2 – admin), does not meet the requirement of the Rules of Hockey that: “field players … are permitted to wear a smooth preferably transparent or white but otherwise single coloured face mask which closely fits the face when defending a penalty corner.”

Banned FaceMask

This mask does not “closely fit the face” and is not “smooth”.

Further, the FIH Medical Committee is of the view that the mask poses a potential risk to an opponent in a collision. It does not therefore meet the further requirement in the Rules that “players must not wear anything which is dangerous to other players”.

All players, team managers, technical officials and umpires are advised of this ban as of today Friday 18th February 2011.

It should be noted that this ban applies across all hockey, senior, junior, outdoor and indoor.

Goalkeeping Clinic on December 12th CANCELLED

ALL MATCHES at Highfields ARE CANCELLED on SATURDAY 11/12 and SUNDAY 12/12

The pitches are defosting slowly but are now semi- flooded due to frost in shockpads. We also have cracked pipes / frozen water tank, electrics with water run down cables, frozen / broken this that and the other.

We will re-open at 9.00am on Monday Dec 14/12

The plan is to reschedule this session in the New Year and the sessions on 16th January and 6th February are still on

UPDATE: Nottinghamshire Goalkeeping Clinics

Please see attached the registration form for the forthcoming Goalkeeping Clinics that the Nottinghamshire Hockey Development Group are running. We are pleased to be working with Spartan Hockey again, who are going to be delivering quality sessions where junior goalkeepers can learn new skills and techniques from coaches that are currently working at national and international level.

Dates: Sunday 12th December, Sunday 16th January and Sunday 6th February.
Venue: Highfields Sports Club
Time: 11am – 1pm
Cost: £5 per session (payable on the day)

To book a place on the clinics please email with the following details of the child.

Parent/Guardian Name:
Tel No:

Please state which dates you will be attending:

On arrival at the first session a completed registration form must be handed to the organisers along with the £5 fee. This form must have a signature from the parent/guardian; without this the goalkeeper will not be able to participate in the sessions.

Please circulate to anyone that might be interested in attending.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Amy Carter

Notts GK Course – Registration Form

Nottinghamshire Goalkeeping Clinics

The Nottinghamshire Hockey Development Group has been successful in securing funding to run goalkeeping clinics to run alongside the Junior Development and Academy Centres.

Here are notification of the dates & times so that you can plan to attend – application forms will be made available shortly.

Dates: Sunday 12th December 2010, Sunday 16th January 2010 and Sunday 6th February
Venue: Highfields Sports Club
Time: 11am – 1pm
Age: 11 – 18 year olds
Cost: £5 a session (to be paid on the day)

Sports Media Competition

The competition is for small groups of 11-19 year olds, they have to come up with an idea for a short film (3 min) with any of the Olympic/Paralympic ideals (Excellence, Friendship, Respect, Courage, Determination, Inspiration, Equality).

All entries will be judged by representatives from the media world, including; BBC East Midlands and the Broadway cinema. The winners will receive training from the Broadway, meet film makers and get the chance to make an Olympic/Paralympic inspired short film. This film will be shown at the Nottinghamshire Sports Review of the Year and a private screening at the Broadway.

The closing date for the entry is 3rd October 2010. All entries should be returned to myself by this date.

Please see the competition pack for more information. Packs can be downloaded from our website;

Can you please share this information with your students and/or colleagues, there is a poster included as part of the competition pack (please note i have sent this to all the Scow’s i have a contact for, any that haven’t received it, i apologise). I would like to attract entries from those involved in sport with an interest in media and/or those involved with media and an interest in sport. No media experience is necessary.

Thank you for your time.


John Selby-Sly
Step Into Sport Officer