On this page, you will find some questions that we are often asked before players register for our camps. If you can’t find the answer to your question below, please click here to contact us
Q. Am I able to borrow a stick to take part in the camp?
A. Of course! Just let us know when you arrive for registration and we will provide you with a stick of suitable length.
Q. I’m a goalkeeper, but I don’t have my own kit. Can I borrow one?
A. Absolutely! Please let us know in advance and we can arrange for a goalkeeping kit to be available for you to use on the camp. Player safety is key to us, so we will make sure your goalkeeper kit is the correct size and our head goalkeeper coach inspects all protective equipment before we loan it out.
Q. What is the ratio of coaches to players?
A. Our coach to player ratio is one of the things that really sets us apart from other camp providers.
International Camp – 1 coach to every 5-8 players
Premiership Camp – 1 coach to every 10-15 players
Club Camp – 1 coach to every 10-15 players
Q. Living Hockey boasts an impressive list of current/former international players, but are they qualified coaches and do they undertake DBS (formerly CRB) checks? What about coaching insurance?
A. We know that being a world class player doesn’t automatically make you a world class coach. All of our coaches have been hand-picked because of their coaching credentials as well as their playing experience. All of our coaches are qualified to Level 1 or 2 and many hold significant positions in school and club coaching environments. All of our coaches are DBS checked and hold coaching insurance through England Hockey.
Q. Do you have first aiders on site?
A. We always have at least ?? qualified first aiders on site.
Q. I need to keep my medication with me. Is it okay to keep it in my stick bag?
A. As a precaution, all Living Hockey coaches are informed of relevant medical information about camp attendees. This information is treated in the strictest of confidence. However, a first aid trained welfare officer is also appointed at each centre. We ask that any medication is handed in to the Camp Welfare Officer when you register/at the start of each day and then collected before you go home.
Q. What happens if a player or parent has any concerns on the day that they do not feel comfortable sharing with the camp coaches?
A. Players and parents are encouraged to speak openly, freely and in confidence with the appointed Camp Welfare Officer. Where appropriate, they will discuss your concerns privately with Living Hockey’s directors and/or use other appropriate channels. England Hockey’s welfare officers are our first port of call if we need to take further advice. It is important to us that all members of the Living Hockey family enjoy their time with us. Any issue that may encroach upon a player’s enjoyment of our camps is taken very seriously.
Q. Will I have fun on a Living Hockey camp?
A. Yes! Our aim is to ensure that you have 100% fun on a Living Hockey camp while learning new skills at the same time!
Q. What time are the Living Hockey camps?
A. Our camps run from 10am – 4pm. You should arrive for registration at 9.30am.
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