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EHL, NHL and Yorkhsire League Restructuring 2019-20

yhalogoblue.jpgEHL, North and Yorkshire League Restructuring 2019-20
ENGLAND HOCKEY LEAGUES
In March 2018 England Hockey agreed to changes to the structure of the Investec Women’s Hockey League and Men’s Hockey League. The changes will be implemented in the 2019-20 season.
These changes are the first step in adapting to the evolving landscape of the Hockey Pro League (and international player availability) and requests from clubs to review the domestic structure.
The EHL Leagues will change from four ten-team divisions (Premier, plus E, N & W Conferences), to six ten-team diviisons (Premier, Div 1 North, Div 1 South, plus E, N & W Conferences).
To achieve this at the end of the 2018-19 season the top four teams in each Regional League will be promoted to the restructured 2019-20 Leagues.
This has a knock-on effect on the NORTH HOCKEY LEAGUES, and to the YORKSHIRE HOCKEY LEAGUES.
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 15 February 2019 - 13:39:24;

REARRANGEMENT OF 2/3 FEBRUARY 2019 BAD WEATHER POSTPONEMENTS
REARRANGEMENT OF 2/3 FEBRUARY 2019 BAD WEATHER POSTPONEMENTS
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All Men's, Men's Development and Women's League fixtures postponed on 2 February 2019 due to the cold weather have been moved to Saturday 23 February 2019.
Home Clubs will need to amend start time and venue as necessary and confirm with opponents. Please do this as soon as possible.
Fixtures rearranged to 23 February 2019 can be moved to a later (or earlier) date - if moved to a later date please be aware that all fixtures must be played by the End of Season date of Sunday 24 March 2019.
Men's Premier Division home team Clubs will also need to inform the YHUA Appointments Secretary, Richard Sykes -email-, of start times and venues for any rearranged match.
Any fixtures previously rearranged to Saturday 23 February 2019 will need to be rearranged to a later date as per League Rules. (Fixtures can be rearranged to a date before 23 Februrary if you wish.)
Men's Development League fixtures postponed on Saturday 2 February 2019 have also been moved to 23 February 2019. You may choose not to play the fixtures. Please mark them as 'Postponed' with 'Not being played' as the reason.
Please contact the appropriate Division Representative if you have any problems.

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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Monday 04 February 2019 - 10:30:51;

YORKSHIRE YOUTH HOCKEY LEAGUES - Cancellations

YORKSHIRE YOUTH HOCKEY LEAGUES - Cancellations
Sunday 3 February 2019
Girls Under-16s
Division 6 - at The Grammar School at Leeds has been cancelled
Girls Under-12s 
All hockey at University of Leeds, Silcoates School and Leeds Adel HC has been cancelled
Boys Under-10s
All hockey at University of Leeds and Leeds Adel HC has been cancelled

The Girls Under-12 and Boys Under-10 schedules will be carried forward to the next sessions - Boys Under-10: 17 March; and Girls Under-12: 24 March

Phil Thomas
YYHL Organizer
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Thursday 31 January 2019 - 18:07:07;

Horsfield Hockey Half-Term Hockey Camp

horsfield_hockey.jpgHorsfield Hockey Half-Term Hockey Camp
When: - Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February 2019
Time: 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Where: - KCom Astro, Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6JR
How Much: £45 for the full three days
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Wednesday 30 January 2019 - 14:17:16;

Free Community of Practice Coach Development Event

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Free Community of Practice Coach Development Event
Please see information below to a FREE hockey coach development. Please share this with coaches within your organisation and encourage sign ups

Community Of Practice
10:00-13:00 - Sunday 24th February 2019
at Wakefield Hockey Club


Community Of Practice
Sunday 24th February 2019
10:00-13:00
at Wakefield Hockey Club

Timetable
10:00 - 12:00 Community of Practice best practice discussions - led by Guest Coaches
12:00 - 13:00 - Community of practice in action led by Demy Dowley
Guest Coaches
1. Demy Dowley - EH Talent Development Lead Coach
2. Paul Connolly - EH Coach Developer
3. Gary Johnson - EH Coach Developer & Performance Centre Head Coach
4. Sarah Bertram - Performance Centre Head Coach
5. James Bateman - Performance Centre Head Coach
6. Kelly Fillingham - Scotland U16 Girls Head Coach
7. Andrew Gibson - EH AASE Mentor

Click here for FREE Sign up
If anyone has any queries please don't hesitate to contact me

Regards
Gary Johnson

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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Wednesday 30 January 2019 - 13:49:03;

Boys Under-12 YYHL Session on Sunday 20 January has been Cancelled

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BOYS MAIN & U12 BOYS CONTACTS:
UThe niversity of Leeds University have cancelled the Yorkshire Youth Hockey League Boys Under-12 sessionh on Sunday 20 January due to bad weather Health & Safety issues.
We have decided that in view of the weather forecast for freezing temperatures and snow over the Staurday night into Sunday that CANCELLING both Leeds University and Leeds Adel HC would make sense.
Not sure about the rest of the County but Quensbury in Bradford already has a snow fall.
The roads are unlikely to be treated effectively with rock salt, so longer car journeys will become a little hairy and dangerous,  and the pitch at Leeds Adel HC too hard for safe play by the youngsters.
A chance for a lie in and keeping warm!!!

We will look to rearrange this Sunday's session to after Easter ......  perhaps to Sunday 28th April .....  the U10 Girls are also playing on this date.
Further confirmation after discussing with both UoL & LAHC.
Will use the Order of Play for Sunday's 20 Jan session at the next U12 Boys date on 10th February.

Cheers
Phil Thomas
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 18 January 2019 - 22:50:29;

The 2019 Rules Changes Deconstructed
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www.npua.co.uk 21 December 2018
Our friend and colleague Keely Dunn has posted an excellent - and typically forthright - blog on the new 2019 rules on her FHUmpires website.
While we understand that the rules changes aren't due to be implemented in England this season, it will help us in our preparation for 2019/20 to understand all the changes, including the lesser ones that might have slipped under the radar so far. Keely's blog will undoubtedly help in that regard.
Enjoy!
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Tuesday 15 January 2019 - 13:29:59;

Kath Stephenson

Kath Stephenson
Just to let you all know that Ken Stephenson's wife Kath died peacefully on 28th December. Kath was a great support to Ken in the years when he did so much for YHA. They retired to be near son Nigel and his family in Market Rasen several years ago. The funeral is at Middle Rasen Methodist Church next Thursday at 11:30am. Family flowers only but donations in memory to be sent to J Marshall, Funeral Directors, 51 Queen Street, Market Rasen, LN8 3EN.
Please circulate this information to all Ken and Kath's friends in Yorkshire.
Peter Thompson
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Friday 11 January 2019 - 09:48:05;

England Hockey Response To FIH's Proposed Rule Changes

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Further to the FIH’s announcement on 18 December regarding changes to the rules of hockey from 1 January 2019, England Hockey confirms that no changes will be made to the domestic game during the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

The FIH has announced the following significant changes:
  • Match timings to be quarters, to mirror international game
  • Removal of Player with Goalkeeper Privileges (PwGKP)
  • Amendments to Attacking Free Hits and Defending Free Hits within the 23m area
The announcement from the FIH can be found here or you can read in [Read the rest...] below
In recent years we have strived to apply a consistent set of rules throughout all levels of the sport. In normal circumstances England Hockey does not implement rule changes mid-season apart from where there are potential safety implications which require swifter action.
The changes proposed by the FIH have far reaching implications for the grass roots of hockey and therefore we intend to seek clarification on the rationale behind the decision as well as understand the potential impact of the rule changes amongst participants and officials at all levels. We will communicate more about this in early 2019.


Amendments to FIH Rules of Hockey to come into force on 1 January
www.fih.ch December 18, 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland: Every second year, the Rules Committee of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) may make proposals to amend the rules of hockey. In 2018, the following proposals have been made by the Committee and approved by the Executive Board:

• Introduction of the match format of four quarters as standard
In international matches, teams have been playing four quarters for some years and it is felt that uniformity in match formats can be achieved when all match formats are based on a four quarter principle. Like in international matches, time is stopped between the awarding of a penalty corner and the taking of that penalty corner. Other than in international matches, where this is covered by FIH Tournament Regulations, time is not stopped to celebrate goals as this was introduced primarily for television coverage. The four quarters has additional advantages at junior levels of the sport in which coaches often umpire youth/school matches and the additional breaks provide for coaching opportunities.

• Removal of Goalkeeping privileges for substitute field player
A mandatory experiment, with effect from 1 January 2019, taking out the option for teams to play with a field player with goalkeeping privileges. Teams have now two options: they either play with a goalkeeper who wears full protective equipment comprising at least headgear, leg guards and kickers and who is also permitted to wear goalkeeping hand protectors and other protective equipment, or they play with only field players. Any change between these options should be treated as a substitution. It is hoped that this experimental rule will enhance safety as field players will no longer have goalkeeping privileges so will not be entitled to use their body to stop shots at goal and it also enhances the promotion of the sport by eliminating the issue of outfield players wearing other shirts to indicate goalkeeping privileges.

• Defending free hits within 5 meters of the circle
The explanation for how to treat free hits for the attacker close to the circle has been changed in Rules 13.2.f. It has now been made clear that players other than the attacker taking the free hit must be at least five meters away, including when they are in their circle. If the attacker however chooses to take the free hit immediately, then defenders who are inside the circle and within five meters from the ball may shadow around the inside of the circle as per the explanation of the rule before 2019. This has the advantage of not preventing the quickly taken free hit which has been widely welcomed by coaches and players, whilst maintaining the 5m rule used everywhere else on the pitch to provide space for the free hit taker.

• Free hits awarded inside the defensive circle
As in Indoor Hockey a defender may now take a free hit awarded in the circle anywhere inside the circle or up to 15 meters from the back-line in line with the location of the offence, parallel to the side-line.

• Completion of a penalty corner
Rule 13.6 that described the completion of a penalty corner for substitution purposes and for a penalty corner at the end of a period, has been deleted. The option that a penalty corner is completed when the ball travels outside the circle for the second time, no longer exists.

These amendments will come into force on 1 January (not in England - see EH article on previous page).

These detailed revisions to the Rules of Hockey will be available from Friday 21st December on the FIH Rules app which can be downloaded here for the iOS version or here for the Android version.
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Thursday 20 December 2018 - 13:58:42;

Grace Millane

grace_millane_5cm.jpgGrace Millane
Grace Millane was a beautiful young woman who spent her three years at Lincoln University as a cherished member of the University Hockey Club and Lindum HC.

Upon learning the tragic news, the society have decided to raise money in Grace’s honour for both a Lincolnshire based cancer charity - Candles (from the funds raised on Wednesday), and the Lucie Blackman trust, who support British victims overseas and have supported her family during this time. ULHC held a friendly hockey match on Wednesday 12th December to raise money in addition to the online campaign.

Any support is greatly appreciated, whether that be a donation or simply sharing this campaign.
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Posted by YHAWeb Manager on Monday 17 December 2018 - 12:40:44;

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Date published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:33:44 GMT

 
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