Player Pathway Overview

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The Player Pathway provides an environment that helps all junior players realise their potential, whether that means they are the best club player that they can be, seek a lifelong commitment to the game through coaching, or volunteering, or perhaps go on to represent England or Great Britain at junior or senior level.

The Player Pathway is made up of the following tiers:

Development Centres – provide a local entry point to the player pathway for U13s - U17s

Academy Centres – delivered in 49 counties, provide a high quality talent programme for identified players in U13 – U17 age groups

Performance Centres – are based across the country providing frequent, high quality training with the best coaches for U15 and U17 players

Futures Cup – supports player development within a high-intensity and pressurised best v best tournament environment

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) - programme provides additional training and sport-related education for U17 players selected from Performance Centres

National Age Group Squads (NAGS) – are selected at U16 and U18 age groups for girls and boys. NAGS provides the first taste of international competition for our young players

U21/Development Programme – is an elite training environment for players who aim to transition into the senior programme and become world-leading players

Player Pathway Diagram

 

South News

EH Structural Review: EH are undertaking a review of the governance stucture within English hockey. The role of counties and regions and the leagues that they control will feature highly. There is a survey online now and an open meeting at Imber Court, Esher on 22 November at 19:00, click here for the survey and meeting.  Full details

Women's Regional Masters: to fit in with changes in the international events, South will now be running Masters' squads from Over 35 (born 1983 or earlier). Nominations are now requested for the South Women's Masters teams from O35 upwards (born in 1983 or earlier), self-nominations welcome, please click here to register.

Sussex Senior officers change, President Maureen Glenn and Chairman John Murphy have retired. Maureen had been in post for 10 years and John had held a number of roles for a considerable time.