Small Sticks


The ActivePost Small Sticks programme is made up of four different modules:
- Fun Sticks - for Year 1 and 2 (under 6)
- Mini Sticks - for Year 3 and 4 (under 9 starting on 1/8 field)
- Kiwi Sticks - for Year 5 and 6 (under 11)
- Kwik Sticks - full field 11-a-side hockey

ActivePost Small Sticks In-School Programme

The aim of the Small Sticks In-School programme is to build a hockey legacy in targeted schools, getting children interested and hooked on hockey. It is also about the association building strong relationships between the school, the club and the coaches. The Small Sticks In-School programme includes the teacher being trained, a minimum of four coaching session in school time with an accredited coach, a resource kit for the school to use after the programme is finished, a festival day at the completion of the programme, recruitment material to help engage children and their parents.

ActivePost Small Sticks Association Programme

Small Sticks in an association replaces junior hockey and changes the format of the game so that it matches the player’s age level and ability. Fun Sticks, Mini Sticks, Kiwi Sticks and Kwik Sticks all have different game formats and rules, and it is important that associations adopt this to ensure that there is consistency in the way the programme is delivered throughout the country.

CLICK HERE to view the Association Guide