• Registrations Close: Tuesday 7 February 2024
  • First Night of Games: Thursday 15 February
  • Last Night of Games: Thursday 4 April
  • Game dates: 15/02, 22/02, 29/02, 7/03, 14/03, 21/03, 28/03, 04/04​​​​​​​


  • 5 a-side, 2 x 20 minutes of hockey on half field, with a focus on fun!
  • 8 week league
  • First round starts at 6.30pm
  • Starts on Thursday 15 February
  • $380 per team
  • Teams can be mixed with all ranges of experience
  • Maximum 2 registered club hockey players from 2023 on the field at any one time.
  • Players must be a minimum of 16 years old
  • Umpires will be provided
  • Shin pads are advised and mouth guards are compulsory.

Note: If you are unable to get a team together email with your name, what grade you want to play and we will try to put you into a team


The Tauranga Summer Hockey Leagues are about FUN, its important to recognise these leagues are not an extension of the winter season. 

Summer Hockey is a place for people new to the sport to give hockey a go, and for those who love the game to knock the ball around and try new things in a safe, fun, low pressure environment - all with a positive attitude!

We also run Umpire Development Programmes alongside Summer Hockey, we encourage anyone to give-it-a-go!

Together we can all enjoy hockey in a fun, fair, safe way.

Normal rules of hockey apply, except for the following:

  • Safety is the highest priority
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Goals can be scored from halfway (if from a free hit, it must be auto-passed or passed to a team-mate first)
  • All shots at goal must be safe​​​​​​​
  • No Hitting is allowed
  • No overheads - jinking and skillful elimination skills are allowed
  • No Penalty Corners: for fouls inside the circle a free hit to the attackers is awarded outside the circle. The ball must travel 5m or be passed before being played into the circle area
  • Ball over the baseline:
    • by an attacker; is a free hit to the defending team (known as a '16') taken at the top of the circle, in line with where it went out
    • by a defender; is a free hit to the attacking team (known as a 'long corner') taken at the top of the circle in line with where it went out - the ball must travel 5m or be passed before being played into the circle area
  • Mercy Rule - We don't keep results in summer hockey but if a team is winning substantially i.e. by more than 9 goals which makes the game very lopsided, then upon agreement from both teams, the disadvantaged team may put on an extra player or two i.e. instead of 5 players, play 6 or 7 players to make the game experience more enjoyable
  • Focus on fun!
  • No scores are kept