EHB - Player Pathway

Summer Sessions 2021

We are excited to announce that the Norfolk Hockey Centre Summer Sessions have been released today, 13th March 2021 and are open for bookings.
We look forward to welcoming new players as well as returning players and players that may have taking a break. #SummerSessions21
Monday afternoon  camps 2pm - 4pm   £10 per player per session
Sunday / Tuesday / Wednesday camps 10am – 3pm 
£25 per player per session 3 or more day sessions booked @ £20 per player per session.
Year of Birth (not school year) / Age Group
2010 = U12 player
2006 = U16 player
2009 = U13 player
2005 = U17 player
2008 = U14 player
U18 player = school years 12 and 13*
2007 = U15 player
*We are extending the age range this season to include this age group.
Sun   4th Jul 10-3    2010  2009   2008
Sun 11th Jul 10-3    2007  2006   2005   Y12   Y13
Sun 18th Jul 10-3    2010  2009   2008
Sun 25th Jul 10-3    2007  2006  2005    Y12   Y13
Week 1
Mon 26th Jul 2-4    2010  2009   2008
Tue  27th Jul 10-3  2010  2009   2008
Wed 28th Jul 10-3  2008  2007   2006   2005  Y12  Y13
Week 2
Mon 2nd Aug  2-4    2007  2006  2005   Y12  Y13
Tue  3rd Aug 10-3   2010   2009  2008
Wed 4th Aug 10-3   2008   2007  2006  2005  Y12  Y13
Week 3
Mon   9th Aug   2-4   2010   2009   2008
Tue  10th Aug 10-3   2010   2009   2008
Wed 11th Aug 10-3   2008   2007   2006  2005  Y12  Y13
Thurs 12th Aug 10-3 GK Masterclass Aurora Mears-All ages
Week 4
Mon 16th Aug   2-4  2007  2006   2005   Y12  Y13
Tue 17th  Aug 10-3  2010  2009   2008
Wed 18th Aug 10-3  2008  2007   2006   2005  Y12  Y13
Week 5  Festival Games
Mon 23rd Aug 2-4     2010      2009        2008
Tue  24th Aug 10-3   2010      2009        2008 Girls
Wed 25th Aug 10-3   2008 Boys  2007  2006  2005  Y12  Y13
The Summer Sessions booking form can be downloaded here: [Summer Sessions 2021]

Easter Camps 2021

ACADEMY CAMPS for present Norfolk Academy Players

Monday 29th March (FULL - Awaiting EH guidance)
Goalkeeper camp players born 2009/08/07/06/05/04
Outfield players born 2009/08/07


Tuesday 30th March (FULL )
Outfield players and goal keepers born 2009/08/07/06/05/04

Tuesday 6th April ( Session - ADDED ) - SPACES
Outfield players and goalkeepers born 2009/08/07/06/05/04
Wednesday 7th April (SPACES)
Outfiled players and goalkeepers born 2009/08/07

Thursday 8th April  (FULL)
Outfield players and goalkeepers born 2007/06/05/04

DEVELOPMENT CAMPS for players not presently at Norfolk Academy with some experience of playing.

Wednesday 31st March (FULL)
Outfield players and goalkeepers born 2009/08/07/06/05/04

Friday 9th April (LAST FEW SPACES)
Outfield players and goalkeepers born 2009/08/07/06/05/04
* Please note: GKs must have their own kit.
The registration form for the Easter 2021 camps can be downloaded here: [Easter2021]


Return To Play- March '21

The last 2 Academy sessions fot the 20/21 cycle have been scheduled as follows;
18th April 2021 ( All squads - Venue and two hour slot between 10.00 AM and 4.00 PM - To be confirmed)
25th April 2021 ( All squads - Venue and two houtr slot between 10.00 AM and 4.00 PM - To be confirmed)
Details of the sessions will be populated to the Player Pathway profiles as soon as we have confirmed the venue and squad timing slots.
(These sessions will be subject to Covid safety restrictions imposed by EH following guidance from the government.)
#TeamNorfolk  27th Feb. '21


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.


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