Pick Up Stick is an initiative that aims to provide an opportunity to individuals to try hockey for the first time or to get back into the sport in a fun and friendly environment.
If your club would like to reach out to the community and invite non-hockey players into the club, this initiative could be a good fit.
The benefits of running a a Stick initiative within your club are . It could lead to increased members within the club. It could also provide a basic understanding of the sport to those considering volunteering with the club as underage coach or a committee member.
Running a A Stick programme within your club this summer may take the form of a five or six week programme aimed at a particular cohort of individuals. The programme can be mixed or run for females or males only. Regional blitz’s will be arranged for Pick Up Stick clubs to give those involved in the programme an opportunity to play fun matches.
This initiative is also open to community groups / LSPs / Local Authorities.
Clubs participating in the A Stick programme will receive the following supports:
Pick Up Stick Pack containing coaching plans for sessions
- A €200 bursary to help support the running of the programme. This could be used to contribute toward pitch hire or coaching fees, equipment or even simply to support a BBQ at the end of the six weeks for all participants.
- coaching / umpiring courses for clubs taking part
- Support from Development Officer team
If your club is interested in applying to run a Pick up a Stick programme, please click here
Proudly supported by Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport programme.