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Seahorses Youth Registration and Covid Procedures

Registration and Payment Process

This season we are introducing an online automated registration and payment system which will make the process of registering and paying much simpler. Only electronic payments will be accepted. We have also decided to bring our rates into line with other hockey clubs and still be delivering outstanding value for 30 weeks of coaching through the year. The rates are attached in a spreadsheet. Covid continues to cast its shadow over all our activities and the new registration system will make keeping track of kids, coaches and parents for the purpose of contact tracing easier and more robust.

DUE TO COVID PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR CHILD CANNOT PLAY UNTIL HE/SHE IS REGISTERED

The new rates are split by age category. You will notice that you can now pay either upfront or by a monthly payment. Please note that if you want your child to have a trial for a few weeks you must still register and sign up to a monthly payment. We can cancel this monthly payment should you not wish to continue.

We are also offering a sibling discount which you can choose for any additional children you choose to register.

THERE ARE LIKELY TO BE LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE ON THE PITCH DUE TO COVID SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

You can register your child by using the following link to our Team Fee Pay account

https://www.teamfeepay.com/s/7kuPNyq

 

Membership Fees 2020-2021

 

First child ...

Age  Membership  Transaction Fee  Payment in Full         Monthly Transaction Fee Total Payment By Installment
U7 £100  £2.10 £102.10 £17 £1.10 £126.70
U9  £120  £2.50  £122.50  £20 £1.20 £148.40
U11 & U13  £140  £2.80 £142.80  £22.50 £1.20 £165.90

 

... additional sibling

Age Membership Transaction Fee Payment in Full      Monthly Transaction Fee Total Payment By Installment
U7 £70 £1.80 £71.80 £13 £1.00 £98.00
U9 £85 £2.00 £87.00 £15 £1.10 £112.70
U11 & U13 £100 £2.10 £102.10 £17 £1.10 £126.70

Covid will be putting a strain on our coaching and administration resources. We therefore need your help, parents, with tasks such as Covid-checking the players on a check-list before each session. When registering you will also notice that there is a question “Would you like to volunteer with CLUB? Yes or NO?” If you would like to volunteer then choose YES.

As well as registering for the season, before each session, we will require each attendee to register their is attendance on the https://covid.oqlist.co.uk/register/intro app. This applies to parents who wish to attend and watch in a socially distanced manner from the terraces as well as players.


COVID - 19

  1. Parents can drop off all players in the large rear carpark or if staying to support then park in the large car-park
  2. Players, coaches and parents shall enter and leave the ground following the arrows on the map
  3. All players/coaches shall sanitise as they enter the ground at the sanitation point by the entrance to the pitch
  4. The COVID Officer responsible for the match will meet you at this point and provide directions, check that you’ve Covid registered and deal with any queries
  5. Players shall use areas indicated to them for their specific playing group. There are three zones: Zone 1, which will be coded red, with bag drop-offs marked out in red tape; zone 2, which will be coded blue, with bag drop-offs marked out in blue tape; zone 3, coded black and yellow, with bag drop-offs marked out in black and yellow tape.
  6. Each coaching group constitutes a bubble of not more than 30 personnel, including coaches. There shall be no cross-contact, or strictly controlled cross contact by coaches, across bubbles.
  7. Before and after entering the pitch please sanitise your hands at the sanitising station
  8. Please note the toilets are currently located by the EXIT sign on the map
  9. The pavilion & club house will not be open so please come changed to play
  10. Also note that there will only be cover for spectators on the terrace, not for players, so bring rain gear.
  11. There will be no drinks or food provided so please bring your own
  12. Due to Covid there are no blitzes planned for the coming season. This may change. You will, of course, notified should Ulster Hockey policy on this.

Pitch Sections

 

Coaching Team

On the brighter side of things, there are several important developments this year. GB International star Mark Gleghorne is taking up an appointment as Director of Hockey at RBAI which will bring inspiration and know-how into school hockey. We are hopeful that Mark will be able to help out with Instonians Youth Coaching through the season. We will also be recruiting a paid technical coach to work with older age-groups to advance their development.

 

Team KIT

We have decided to stay with the same Kit as last year. The link to buy shirts, shorts and rain tops can be found on the Instonians website or you can go directly to the Teamwear website via the following link:

https://www.teamwearireland.com/instonians-hockey-youth-academy-2019-1354-c.asp

As we have to bulk buy the skorts and the socks please contact Andrew Agnew on 07801672566. Socks are £6 per pair and a skort costs £20.

 

Tour Trip

Over the last 2 years we have been able to arrange a day trip to Dublin and last year a full tour to Barcelona. It is our intention to arrange another tour this year if at all possible. We will be looking at taking a few teams on an overnight trip to Dublin or even UK at the end of the season. This is obviously very dependent on what the Covid regulations allow us to do.

 

 

 
Seahorses Hockey 2020-2021

Seahorses

 

 
Seahorses Youth Hockey 2019-20

 
U11 Finals Day - Boys and Girls

A season of hard work and impressive development reached its culmination at the Ulster Finals today. The u-11 boys A team won the championship after a thrilling 2-1 victory over Portadown. The team had gone unbeaten through 2 group stages and a semi-final without conceding a goal and scoring 30. The final was a stiffer test against a skilful and well-organised Portadown side. They went one behind, but battled back with flare and determination, with Matthew McAreavey firing a scorching reverse-stick shot into the top corner to give Seahorses a 2-1 lead. Then, in the last minute. at the other end, our goalie William Allen pulled off a wonder save, diving high to his left to palm away a sure-fire equaliser from Portadown. Moments of magic capped an afternoon of enchantment. Our warmest congratulations to our coaches Paul, Toby, Dan and Finlay, to all the parents who gave such splendid support and to all the boys who played in our three teams. The Bs and Cs also had successful tournaments with the Cs, a precocious squad of Y5s, making it through to the semi-final of the plate competition.

The u-11 girls were also in action in their Ulster Finals at Playball Arena Stormont. As per usual the girls were a little slow to start and unluckily went down 1-0 to Lisnagarvey. They then beat Elks 3-0, to set up a crucial match against tournament favourites Pegasus. Our girls played their best hockey and matched Pegasus throughout the close-fought encounter. We went inches wide twice and were undone by two Pegasus goals. Undaunted we won our last two games against North Down and South Antrim, but that narrow loss to Lisnagarvey proved decisive and they went into the cup while we progressed to the plate where injuries took a toll and we went down to a big, physical Ballymena side who narrowly lost in the plate final while Pegasus were pipped 1-0 in the cup final by Portadown. Well done to all the girls, a big thank you to Paddy and Jessica ( the master tacticians!) and to the wonderful parents who were a constant encouragement. They should be very proud of the progress we’ve made this season and the way in which we matched Pegasus is tribute to our increasing hockey prowess.

We would like to invite all parents to our club dinner to celebrate the success of youth hockey at Instonians. The dinner is on Friday 1st June from 7.30pm. If you’re interested in coming then please let me or Paul know. You’ll be most welcome.

We also will have an end of season hockey day with parents matches and competitions at Shaws next Sunday and then on Sunday 29th April we’re getting together for our end of season funday from 2pm onwards at Shaw’s Bridge. It should be a very enjoyable occasion.

 
Seahorses U-11 Girls shine at The Dub

The U-11 girls continued their improvement with a successful Knock blitz held at the Dub on 25/2/2018. In cold bright conditions they sparkled, winning twice against hosts Knock and CI. They also drew two matches they had in their grasp against Lisnagarvey and Banbridge.

 

Things are looking promising for the Ulster Finals in April.

U11 Girls

 
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