EHB - Player Pathway

February - Half Term Camps 

The following are provisional dates for our February Half Term camps;
Tues 16th Feb Academy Centre outfield players 
Wed 17th Feb Academy Centre goalkeepers
Thurs 18th Feb Development Centre outfield and goalkeepers - for those players not currently at AC
Fri 19th Feb Academy Centre outfield and goalkeepers
All camps 10am - 3pm at T.R.F.
Players with 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 birthdates.
£30 per AC camp £25 for siblings / 2 camps
£20 per DC camp. (Introductory Offer)
Further details and the application forms will be uploaded to the website and circulated to players / schools and clubs as soon as we can. (subject to the current Covid-19 situation)


Return to Play Impact of Tier 4 from 20 December 2020

The Return to Play - Impact of Tier 4 (20th December 2020) can be downloaded here:- [RTP - Tier 4 20DEC20]

EH Announce Player Pathway Activity Suspension.

Club and community hockey is to be suspended from 5th November until at least the 4th December. EH will be communicating with Player Pathway organisers in the coming days. We have currently completed all of our training sessions scheduled before Christmas and the dates of the remaining training sessions for 2021 will be added to player profiles this week. As soon as we have any additional details from EH, we will communicate to players vis the Player Pathway. Thank you again to all or players, coaches and parents that have supported our Development Centre and Academy Activity during this current cycle. We will be in touch soon. Stay safe everyone.


EH announce the move to Step-4 on the Getting Back on the Pitch roadmap.

Details of Step 4 were released yesterday evening (7th Aug. '20)  by England Hockey, these can be found on the COVID-19 club support page => [Step4]
All players taking part in the Development Center summer sessions will need to complete the [Participation Form] having read the [advice for participants]
If a player does not complete the form, they will not be permitted to participate in Step 4 hockey activity.

Development Centre and Academy Centre Player Pathway Activity.
Details of the remaining Development Centre sessions can be found further down this page.
Provisional Academy Centre dates for invited players (subject to change);
6th Sept '20    - Training 1 (All squads)
20th Sept. '20 - Training 2 (U14-U17 squads)
27th Sept. '20 - Training 2 (U12-U13 squads)
4th Oct. '20     - Training 3 (All squads)  - 

(2-4 session U15B - U15G - U16/U17G - CANCELLED)

18th Oct. '20   - Training 4 (U14-U17 squads)
1st Nov. '20     - Training 4 (U12-U13 squads)
22nd Nov. '20  - Festival 1 (U13G, U14G, U15G, U16/17G)
6th Dec. '20     - Festival 1 (U13B, U14B, U15B)
3rd Jan. '21     - Training 5 (All squads)
17th Jan. '21   - Training 6 (U15, U16/17 squads)
14th Feb. '21   - Festival 2 (U15, U15/17 squads)
28th Feb. '21  -  Finals (U15, U16/17 squads) Festival 2 (U13, U14 squads)
7th Mar, '21     - Training 6 (U13, U14 squads)
14th Mar. '21   - Finals (U13, U14 squads)


NHA DC Summer Camps - Guidance in Relation to COVID-19 (11th August 2020 - Subject to change) - Taverham Recreational Facility  [Covid-DC Guidance]     

Registered Players can log into their England Hockey Player Pathway Profile here => [Login]      ***  UPDATE YOUR PROFILE WITH A HEAD & SHOULDER PICTURE ***

 Summer 2020 Activity 

The Development Centre summer sessions booking form can be downloaded here => [booking form] It was released on 1st June and provisional bookings were taken, we returned to the astro under following EH step 2 guidelines. This years Norfolk Development Centre dates are as follows;
Sun 19th July U12,13,14 +GKs - *** THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED ***
Sun 26th July U15,16,17 +GKs - *** THIS SESSION IS NOW CLOSED FOR BOOKING ***
27.7 Mon evening U13,14 -  *** BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS SESSION ***
30.7 Thurs U14,15,16,17  - *** THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ***
3.8 Mon evening U15,16,17 - *** THIS SESSION IS FULLY NOW BOOKED  ***
5.8 Wed U12.13.14 - *** 2 SPACES AVAILABLE  ***
6.8 Thurs U14,15,16,17 - *** THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED  ***
10.8 Mon evening U13,14 +GKs - U15 added *** OUTFIELD SPACES AVAILABLE ***
12.8 Wed U12,13,14 +(U12,13 GKs) *** THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED ***
13.8 Thurs U14,15,16,17 - *** THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED  *** 
13.8 Thurs GK CAMP for ALL AGES (Aurora Mears - Wimbledon Ladies 1s GK) - *** FULLY BOOKED ***
14.8 Fri U14/U15/U16/U17 Boys - *** SPACES AVAILANBLE *** - NEW SESSION ADDED 7th Aug. '20 - *** SESSION CANCELLED ***



17.8 Mon evening U15,16,17 - *** CLOSED FOR BOOKING  ***
19.8 Wed U12,13,14 +GKs - *** CLOSED FOR BOOKING  ***
20.8 Thurs U14,15,16,17 +GKs - *** CLOSED FOR BOOKING ***

24.8 Mon evening U15,16,17 - *** CLOSED FOR BOOKING ***
26.8 Wed Festival Games U12B&G, 13B&G, 14G +GKs - *** CLOSED FOR BOOKING ***
27.8 Thurs Festival Games U14B, 15B&G, 16B&G, 17B&G +GKs - *** SPACES AVAILABLE  ***


The Development Centre is the first step into the EHB Player Pathway - It is the gateway into the Norfolk Academy that starts again in September.

The summer Development Centre will be open to birth years;
2009 - U12
2008 - U13
2007 - U14
2006 - U15
2005 - U16
2004 - U17

The Development Centre is a great opportunity to have a fun day playing hockey while picking up the latest skills in this exciting Olympic sport and experiencing EH Player Pathway coaching. The sessions are aimed at players aged 11-16 years old (birthdates 2009 – 2004.) Players are welcome to attend as many camps as they like but those wishing to be considered for the Norfolk Academy Centre (running from September) must attend a minimum of 2 Summer camps. 

NHA manages the Player Pathway in two sections in order to continue to provide the best support for our players, parents/carers and coaches.  The managers of both sections work closely together to ensure that the system offers the best experience for our players.
Glenn Moore (Norfolk Player Pathway Administrator) will take on the responsibility of managing the online system, payments and training/tournament information.
He will be the first point of contact for players, parents/carers and managers.
[M] 07500-364552 
[T] 01553-672784  
[E] ppadmin@norfolk-hockey.co.uk
Mary Cheesman (Norfolk Player Pathway Lead Coach) will take on the responsibility of managing the coaching programme and player assessment.
She will be the first point of contact for coaches.
[M] 07956-864076
[T] 01692-404624
[E] pplcoach@norfolk-hockey.co.uk
Details of The Norfolk Development Centre Summer Activity are being finalised and details will be released soon

15-16 Season can be found here => [Archive]
Read more information about the Single System Pathway.


Hockey Development

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One Vision; One System

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Find out more information on the England Hockey website.

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