Is hockey the right fit for me?
Hockey is a great way to stay active, improve health and socialise with others.
You don't have to be an expert in fitness, it is accessible for every level of fitness, ability and body shape.
There are activities and sessions suitable for all ages & abilities in Liverpool and it is a great way to learn a new activity or play one previously played.
Is this suitable for me?
It’s designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability, as well as getting those back into hockey who had to stop due to injuries or other reasons.
There are different variations of the game, so hockey is for everyone, regardless of age, ability or gender. There's also a real social side, with a culture of team bonding off the field.
It is very common to have two or more generations of a family in one team.
It is the country's most gender-equal sport.
Back To Hockey is a campaign offering people of all ages either a complete introduction to the game, or a return to hockey if you've had a break from it. The sessions are fun, social and informal and aimed at people who either have not played for a number of years or are looking to play for the first time. Do not worry if you are nervous or cannot remember any rules; our Back to Hockey coaches will gently guide you through this series of fun and friendly sessions.
Walking Hockey is perfect for players who are looking for a less physically demanding version of the game but still enjoy showing their skills and being involved in the team and social aspect.
Masters Hockey starts at Over 40 for the men and Over 35 for women. There are club leagues all across the country allowing individuals to play with and against like minded individuals.
How will it benefit me?
The sport can be mentally stimulating, will improve your fitness and your hand-eye co-ordination.
As well as the health benefits associated with most forms of physical activity there are also many social health benefits that come with playing Hockey. People of all ages and all fitness levels can join in. It can boost your mood, help to keep your weight under control and much more:
- Improve self-confidence
- Lose and manage weight
- Feel younger
- Increase stamina and endurance
- Feel happier
- Reduce stress
- Enjoy ‘me’ time
- Increase motivation
- Improve fitness
- Decrease heart disease risk
- Decrease risk of osteoporosis
- Improve muscle tone
- Decrease risk of high blood pressure
- Improve overall sense of well being
- Increase lung capacity
- Reduce risk of heart disease
- Reduce risk of stroke
- Reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
How much will it cost me?
The cost will vary between different sessions, so it is worth finding one that suits you best.
Some providers offer a FREE taster activity and then charge a nominal fee for each subsequent session.
How do I start?
Hockey clubs are welcoming to beginners and can in most cases provide equipment and advice.
Find a local session and the friendly coaches and volunteers can help you into the activity, teaching you the basics and correct technique.
If you don't think you want to stick to Hockey? Click here to visit our activities page