Primary Hockey - Mini Sticks (Y3/4) & Kiwi Sticks (5/6)


Pre Season Information

Team Registrations Due: Wednesday 10 April 2024

Player Registrations Due (PlayHQ): ​​​​​​​Wednesday 22 May 2024

Team Lists Due: ​​​​​​​Wednesday 22 May 2024

Season Dates

Primary (Mini Sticks & Kiwi Sticks):

Saturday 4 May - Saturday 31 August

Saturday 4 May:

  • Mini Sticks Coaches Day 8am - 9.30am
  • Kiwi Sticks Coaches Day 10am -11.30am

Saturday 11 May:

  • Kiwi Sticks & Mini Sticks games begin

No games: 

  • Kings Birthday weekend (Saturday 1 June)  
  • Matariki (Saturday 29 June) 
  • 13 and 20 July (July school holidays)​​​​​​​

Managers Workshop

  • Tuesday May 7
  • Location: Online Link here
  • Time: 7-8 pm


  • Mini Sticks (year 3/4)
  • Date: May 5
  • Location: Tauranga Hockey
  • Time: 8-10am

All umpires must register here for the season: Register | PlayHQ

  • Kiwi Sticks (year5/6)
  • Date: May 5
  • Location: Tauranga Hockey
  • Time: 10 am - 12 pm

All umpires must register here for the season: Register | PlayHQ

Grade Information
Primary Grades

​​​​​​​Grading Guide: For team registration purposes we have produced a grading guide to assist with the initial grading of your teams for registering.  Please register teams with a grade that as near as practicable matches the team's capabilities.  The grading games for Kiwi Sticks will then be more relevant & the final grading of your team more suited to their ability. For the grading guide Click here

Fun Sticks (Years 1 and 2) - for more information click here

Mini Sticks Orange - 4 aside (Yr 3 & 4) 

Teams can be made up of players in these categories:

  • Teams of players who are new to hockey or have limited experience
  • Teams with predominately Y3 players

​​​​​​​Don’t forget if you are unsure of which grade would suit a team or want to provide additional information about the team then please email

Mini Sticks Blue - 4 aside (Yr 4 & 3) 

Teams can be made up of players in these categories:

  • Teams of players who have played more than 2 or 3 years
  • Teams of predominately Y4 players

Kiwi Sticks White Yr 5 & 6 (1/4 turf)

Teams can be made up of players in these categories:

  • Teams of players who have not played before or have only played 1 or 2 years
  • Teams with predominately year 5 players

Kiwi Sticks Black Yr 6 & 5 (1/2 turf)

Teams can be made up of players in these categories:

  • Teams of players who have played 3 - 4 years
  • Teams with predominately Y6 players only
  • This grade will begin on ¼ turf for approximately the first 3 weeks then some teams will move to ½ turf

Key Information

Tauranga Hockey Fee Schedule 2024: Click here

Practice Time and Turf Requests Template 2024click here

Next Committee Meeting: TBC

2024 Competition Format: TBC

2024 Handbook:  Click here 

2022 Small Sticks Managers Resource: Click here - 2024 Coming soon

Umpires: ALL teams MUST supply their own umpire for the season. 

THA Intermediate Coordinator & duty teams: An Intermediate Coordinator will be based in the control room on Friday nights at the Hockey Centre and they will coordinate the night. Please refer to the handook for the duty requirements for teams playing at TGA Boys and Bethlehem College.

Scorecards: Scorecards can be collected from the THA control room or you can alternately to download a scorecard Click here

Results: Please ensure the results for your game are handed in, either by handing the scorecard into the control room if you are playing at the Hockey Centre, or by sending a clear photo of the scorecard to 021 707 671​​​​​​​

Health and Safety - Concussion Awareness Policy: Click here

All coaches and managers need to be familiar with the THA Health & Safety policies including the Concussion Awareness Policy abov e. These documents are available to view and download on our website Click here

​​​​​​​Location of games: The majority of games are played at our three turfs at Tauranga Hockey Centre, Mt Maunganui. It depends on team entries as to whether games are also played at Tauranga Boys' College or/and Bethlehem College satellite turfs. The draw clearly states which turf your game is on.

If games are played at BC and TGA Boys please ensure you keep to the times on the draw. Umpires need to manage this. If games get behind time, then warmups need to be shortened so time can be caught up and later games start at the correct time.

Team Lists & Player Registrations

​​​​​​​All players must register through PlayHQ to their school. On the team list/player registration due date, all registered players in PlayHQ must be allocated to a team by the school administrator. The team lists will then be downloaded from PlayHQ and will be the official team list of the season. Any adjustments to the team lists after this date must follow the handbook rules.

​​​​​​​PlayHQ information click here

Cancellation Procedure

Game by Game, Turf by Turf

Hockey is an all-weather, winter game. Games ARE played in the rain if the turfs are playable. If there are major storms due then the Competition Administrator can decide to notify that the whole morning of competition has been cancelled before the start of games.

If the rain becomes an issue during the morning of games causing flooding on the turfs then the coordinator onsite at Blake Park will make a decision about cancellations if needed throughout the morning. 

Alternatively, and more likely, if the rain radar shows that the bad weather will come and go, then cancellations may be on a game by game, turf by turf basis with umpires and the competition coordinator deciding on the state of the turfs. ​​​​​​​

It will be the responsibility of coaches/managers at satellite sites to decide if turfs are unplayable and advise the draw steward via text as to what has happened for each game. If the decision is made to cancel it will be notified via facebook and website as outlined below: ​​​​​​​

Cancellations will be published on Tauranga Hockey Facebook page and THA Website from 7:10am Saturday.

The THA office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, only​​​​​​​.

​​​​​​​Phones are not answered on Saturdays or Sundays.

For notifications of any cancellations: Click here ​​​​​​​

Turf Descriptions


Moana|Ocean            Tahatai|Coast         Whanga|Harbour 

The draws tell you which turf you play on and the turfs are divided into halves, quarters or eighths for games.  

Whanga Pavilion and Tahatai Pavilion are at the Pavilion End ie the turfs closest to our pavilion and entry gates. Moana Roadside is nearest to Kawaka Street.

Whanga SaltTahatai Salt and Moana Salt are the halves nearest to the large salt mountain to our south.

At Tauranga Boys' College, TGA Boys 15th Ave is closest to 15th Avenue and TGA Boys Schoolside is closest to the school.

See map below that also shows Pavilion, Salt and Road ends.