FAQs

Much of the information you need can be found on our Hockey Camps page, our coaches page or by wathcing our videos. However below are a set of questions we often get asked that might help manage your expectations or ease any concerns and questions.

Do I have to provide my own stick?

Stickwise can provide quality sticks for all levels and ages of players that attend our camps.

Do I need shin pads?

You need to provide your own shin pads at the camp. You will not be allowed to play without shin pads.

Do I have to have a gumshield?

You need to provide your own gumshield? You will not be allowed to play without a gumshield.

Do you provide food?

All players need to bring their own packed lunch and drinks. There are facilities to refill water bottles at all of our venues.

My child has never played before?

We have a number of players at every camp that have never played before. Our expert team of coaches will make them feel welcome before they even step onto the pitch. It won’t be long until they make some new friends and never look back.

My child is worried they won’t know anyone?

We have a number of players at each camp in the same boat. Our expert team of coaches will make them feel welcome before they even step onto the pitch. It won’t be long until they make some new friends and never look back.

My child has never played before?

We have a number of players at every camp that have never played before. Our expert team of coaches will make them feel welcome before they even step onto the pitch. It won’t be long until they make some new friends and never look back.

What do you do if it rains?

We play hockey! Only the most severe weather will stop us from playing outside. In extreme weather we do have space to go inside and shelter if required. During heavy rainy or very cold days we monitor the players and make sure that they are given all the care and attention required.

What about injuries?

All of our coaches are first aid trained and as we are sponsored by Physique Management, our medical equipment is always up to date and fully stocked.

What is your coach to player ratio?

We work to a 12:1 ratio as recommended by England Hockey.

Do you provide Goalkeeper Kits?

All goalkeepers will need to bring their own full set of equipment. As a minimum this should include helmet, throat guard, chest protector, elbow pads, padded shorts, box, leg guards, kickers, gauntlets, stick and smock.