Under 16 Boys

Inline Hockey Ireland is committed to improving the level of play of inline hockey in Ireland while also enhancing the stance of our sport in Ireland. A key element to this is the successful implementation of an Under 16 Boy's National Team Programme.

This programme is designed to give players a good grounding and introduction to international level inline hockey. Additionally the programme is geared to aid player development and giving junior players something to strive for and remain in the sport.


Management Team

Programme Coordinator - Eduards Bartkevics - eduards.bartkevics@inlinehockeyireland.org

Team Manager - Vacant

Head Coach -Ken Moussat - ken.moussat@inlinehockeyireland.org

Assistant Coach - Janis Kipars


Structure of Programme

The management team are responsible for selecting a training squad to work with throughout the year. The coaching staff will usually hold try-outs each year and will regulalry communicate with club coaches about players to consider. This squad will form the basis for selecting the final team that will represent Ireland at annual European Championships events.

If you want to be considered for selection please contact Ken Moussat (Head Coach) by email, ken.moussat@inlinehockeyireland.org.


Player Eligibility

  • Players must hold an Irish Passport
  • Players must be a minimum of 12 as on January 1st of the year of the competition and maximum of 15 as on 31st December of the year of competition
    • So for 2021 competitions players must be born in 2006, 2007 or 2008. 
  • Players outside of Ireland are eligible for selection but must make reasonable efforts to attend atleast 1 training camp in the year


Costs

As inline hockey or roller sports are not yet recognised by Sport Ireland we receive no financial assistance from the government. This means that all costs have to be funded by ourselves.

The association is committed to financially assisting as much as possible, but we need to be economically sustainable. Therefore unfortunately the majority of costs will fall on the players and their families. However, we will organise fundraising events and source as many sponsors as possible to ensure this cost is kept to a minimum.

To cover the costs of training throughout the year all players on the squad will be required to pay an annual fee.

All travel and equipment costs for Championships will be paid at cost and payments will be requested soon after final team selection.


Long-Term Goals

  1. To attend European Championships each year
    • Achieved by:
      • Working with large pool of players - including future prospects in training squads
      • Ensuring costs are kept to a minimum
  2. Give players a good introduction in International Inline Hockey
    • Achieved by:
      • Having good structures in place that will create a fun and successful environment
      • Demanding and giving professionalism
      • Linking with Junior & Senior Men
      • Having a focus on developing the athlete

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