Quicksticks Hockey Competition

Quicksticks is a game for 7 – 11 year olds which has been specifically designed to introduce the sport to teachers and students who have little or no prior knowledge of hockey.

School Games Values: Teamwork

•           Working with my team, not being selfish

•           Letting everyone have a go, giving everyone a chance

•           Everyone doing their role for the team

Date: Wednesday 7th July 2021, 10.00am – 3.30pm

Venue: The Sheepmount (Main Venue), Mayors Drive, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8XL

Cancellation Policy: In the event that the Competition has to be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions the event organisers will inform school teams no later than lunch time the day prior to the event. No alternative date will be arranged.

Year Group: Year 3 & Year 4 (Combined) - 7 to 9 year olds

Gender: Mixed

Team / Squad size: The competition is for the leading 2 primary school squads that are successful in their retrospective competitions in their local district.

Each school squad should consist of 3 girls and 3 boys from Years 3 and 4.

2 small schools may form one district squad if required.

Clothing / equipment requirements: Even though the Quicksticks ball is safe we strongly recommend that shin-protectors and mouth-guards are worn.

Players must not wear anything which is dangerous to other players. All players are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Refreshments: Lunch and refreshments will NOT be provided during the competition. Please ensure your pupils bring some lunch and liquid refreshments with them.

Transport arrangements: Qualifying teams selected to compete at this competition will be asked to make their own transport arrangements to and from the venue and will be expected to cover any associated costs.

Welfare: All competing teams will receive a copy of the event welfare plan prior to the event. The plan will outline clear lines of communication for any welfare issues and provide clarification of roles, responsibilities and procedures that should be followed should an incident or accident occur.

Event Format: Squads will firstly compete in one of three mini round robin competitions. The teams will then compete in play offs to determine places positions from 1 – 12.

Rules: Guidance on the rules of quicksticks is available to download online Please note – there is no self-pass in Quicksticks Hockey.

Scoring: Guidance on scoring in quicksticks is included in the rules document which is available to download online

Think Inclusively: England Hockey has written a supporting guide for those wanting to deliver Quicksticks positively and effectively to a group of players who may have very different needs. The guidance sets out key points to be aware of, how to run/approach a session and ways on how skills can be further adapted to suit all needs and can be downloaded online

Pathways: To find out more about how to get involved in hockey visit

Additional information: All 6 players play in each game 2 player rota at each interval that is why the game is played in thirds.

For further information on Quicksticks the game, the rules, delivery resources, equipment and festival / delivery templates go to

Whats New?  This event will retain its traditional format.

- Young leaders to score points using the three objectives set for the teamwork value of which two teams will be awarded.

Entry Details: Via your local School Games Organiser