FAQ

Our most frequently asked questions are answered below.
Why should I send my child to Hockey Express Camp?

At Hockey Express our mission is to help all players improve their level of technical, tactical, and fundamental hockey skills in a fun and enjoyable environment. Activities are age and skill level appropriate, our coaches are experienced and can easily adapt to the players needs.

How do you group the camp participants?

We group the camp participants based on their current Primary or Secondary School class with an emphasis on friends together.

Will my child be in large groups for the camp?

Our camps are geared to the developmental needs and interests of each age group. We protect the quality of the experience by maintaining a player:coach ratio at 12:1.

My child likes hockey but is not an All-Star. Will my child have fun?

Yes, our camp coaches strive to treat every camper like an All-Star. Individual improvement and fun are stressed above competing against other players.

What are the arrangements for water breaks/snacks?

At camp, we tend to split the day into four hockey sessions. There will be regular water breaks during the session and a break between sessions giving time to have a snack and lunch. All camp participants are to bring their own healthy snacks and lunch with at least 2 liters of water and also must bring their own water bottles.

What is the schedule on rainy days?

Depending on availability, we may have access to indoor facilities classrooms, or sports halls depending on camp location. Please bring wet gear, and a change of clothes if the forecast is to rain.

Does my child need to bring any equipment?

All camp participants are to bring their own hockey stick, mouth guard, and shinguards. We recommend hockey gloves and astroturf runners for additional grip. We will provide hockey sticks for those players who do not own their own.

My child has never played before. Do you supply sticks? I don’t wish to spend money on one if they don’t want to keep hockey on.

Yes. We provide sticks. You don’t have to own one, you can borrow one of ours. Please drop us an email prior to camp taking place to ensure we have enough sticks to go around.

How is payment accepted online?

All payments are made online through our website which accepts payments via PayPal. A PayPal account is not needed to pay online, to avoid the steps of having to log in through PayPal you will have to register online using a laptop/desktop device. There will be an option under the PayPal login that will allow you to use credit/debit cards.

May I use my Credit Card to pay for Camp?

Yes, our online registration process makes it simple for you to pay for camp using your credit/debit card. Please click on the “register for camp” button to start this process.

What is your Refund Policy?

Refunds must have 2 weeks notice. No refunds will be granted if the date(s) requesting cancellation is within 2 weeks from the request date.

Will there be other kids who are new to camp?

Hockey Express welcomes new hockey players from all over Leinster, Munster, and more recently Connacht. Our goal is to strengthen and promote the sport throughout Ireland.

If my child enjoys the camp can they continue weekly training? If so, where does this take place?

Absolutely, that is part of our aim. Increase participation in hockey. There are many clubs throughout the island of Ireland, have a looking on www.hockey.ie for their club locator to see what club is closest to you. Or speak with any of our coaches.

Does Hockey Express offer Day Rates?

Unfortunately, at present we do not have a specific day rate program. Please contact us at info@hockeyexpress.ie if you can only attend some of the camp and we may be able to accommodate you.

How old do you have to be to attend camp?

The vast majority of our campers are between the ages of 6 – 16. We run Mini Camps that cater for those aged 6 – 8, our general entry camps cater for players aged 9 – 15.

When can I sign up?

You can sign up through our online registration. There is no deadline to register – However sessions fill on a first come first served basis so it is important to register as soon as possible. As long as there is space available we will accept applications until the day a session begins.

What time can campers arrive at camp?

Campers arrive between 9.30am and 9.45am for registration, on the first day of camp. Please arrive by 10am for the rest of the week. Camp ends at 2.00pm. Please pick your children up by 2.15pm.

Do you accommodate campers with special needs?

If your camper has a special medical need, please contact us at info@hockeyexpress.ie prior to enrolment to see if Hockey Express would be a good fit for your camper.

Do you have a lost and found?

The lost and found at the Hockey Express Camp is located at the camp tent. Camp policy is to donate unclaimed items after 30 days. Items of value will be held longer. If you discover you are missing something once camp has ended please contact us at info@hockeyexpress.ie.