A Bit About Us
Sunshine Coast Indoor Hockey (SCIH) is a sub-committee of the Sunshine Coast Hockey Association (SCHA) that was formed to co-ordinate and manage indoor hockey competitions for men, women and juniors.
Indoor hockey is a variation of field hockey with modified rules:
Smaller playing court with sideboards;
Reduced number of players on court;
No hitting the ball, only pushing;
The ball must be played along the ground only.
This allows participation for all players in a faster, more exciting and safer environment.
Indoor hockey is played during the field hockey off season. The Sunshine Coast Indoor Hockey (SCIH) commences in early October and continues through to the end of February with a break for Christmas. The SCIH competitions are played in the Indoor Sports Stadium of the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast.
Indoor hockey played within the SCIH structure is not defined by ‘Clubs’ but rather by ‘Teams’ which are formed by groups of individuals that may spread across several outdoor club, representative teams or personal friendships. It’s primarily more social and less official than Sunshine Coast field hockey, however it’s still competitive and operational rules are in place which need to be observed. Each team will need a co-ordinator / contact whom is responsible for submitting the Team Nomination Form, collecting / paying the team fees and being the liaison between the team members and SCIH.
University of the Sunshine Coast Sports Stadium
The playing venue is on University grounds, therefore we must comply with usage rules, namely:
no smoking or alcohol consumption allowed on the university premises.
no marking or high heel shoes are to be worn on the playing surface
no food or drink allowed inside the sports hall (only water allowed)
no misuse of venue or equipment - only to be used as per hire agreement (play indoor hockey)
any damage must be immediately reported to venue supervisor
Member Protection Policy
SCHA has adopted Hockey Australia's Member Protection Policy. This policy, which has been in place since 2004, is intended to cover all players, officials, parents, spectators, etc, that are participating in all affiliated Associations, Clubs and Sub-committees. The policy document is available for perusal on the Hockey Australia website
(Document location: HA Website>Participate>Club Resources>Resources & Policies)