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Midlands PC - Training Session 4 July 2021

The programme for the 4 July PC session have now been finalised. Please click here.
Please be aware that players may not be at their usually venue on this date.
All West Midlands Boys will be at KES Birmingham.
All West Midlands Girls will be at Reading Hockey Club.
All South Midlands Girls and East Midlands Girls will be at Rugby School.
All East Midlands Boys and South Midlands Boys will be at Trent College.
Update re spectators - We kindly ask that you stay in your cars at all of our Midlands venues, however restricted access for spectators to view the sessions is allowed at this session. This may change at any time and we trust that we will have your full cooperation if we ask you to return to your vehicles. Please do not enter any gated areas by the side of the pitch and follow PC staff instructions at all times.
Reading Hockey Club is allowing spectators at their venue - please follow all rules on site.
We kindly ask for your full cooperation at all times whilst we maintain the safety of our PC players and staff.
Venue facilities, including toilets, are only for use by players and our Mids PC staff.

*Midlands PC - Covid Guidance - Update 25 Mar*

Update - 25 Mar 2021 - The Government have announced today that sports activities are possible from 29 March. We have received specific guidance from England Hockey about how this will affect Midlands Performance Centres hockey activities and we are pleased to announce that our intended restart date is 18 Apr.

More details will be sent out to players in due course once we have had a chance to review all the guidance.

Please take a look at the England Hockey webpage here for any updated information and also the EH Covid section here for current covid guidance relating to hockey activities.

Midlands Performance Centres have adopted all the England Hockey practices and procedures to secure a safe return to Performance Centre hockey. This page gives all our Midlands PC players and parents all the information they should need to comply with our new procedures.

Midlands PC Covid Officer

Julie Airey  

admin@midlandsperformancecentres.co.uk

07894 205131

 

Risk Assessment

Midlands PC have completed a risk assessment for our Midlands Performance Centre hockey activities. It is vital that all players and parents read the full document prior to attending PC sessions. The document can be viewed here.

 

Player Participation Agreement

All players and staff participating in any PC activities must complete the England Hockey Player Participation Agreement before before allowed on the pitch. This form MUST be completed at least 24 hours before the first session but more time should be given to allow the necessary internal checks to be made.

Each player will be assigned a training squad to sign up to and instructed to complete the form by a set date prior to the first PC training session.

Click here to access the England Hockey Player Participation form.

 

England Hockey Guidance Documents

The following summary documents are available on the England Hockey website but for ease they have been uploaded here for our PC members. The full documents and further guidance are available at England Hockey - please click here.

England Hockey Player Pathway Guidelines - please see the summary document here.

Covid Officer Guidelines - please see the summary document here.

England Hockey Guidance - Getting back on the pitch Step 4 - 5 March 2021 - please see the summary document here.

England Hockey Advice for Coaches - please see the summary document here.

England Hockey Advice for Participants - please see the summary document here.

England Hockey Advice for Facility Operators - please see the summary document here.

England Hockey Advice for Umpires - please see the summary document here.

 

England Hockey's selection guidance for Performance Centres states that Performance Centre players should be able to demonstrate that they are well developed in the following competences:-

Fast - Demonstrate the necessary speed of body, mind and/or stick to compete in a fast, dynamic game

Physically, Mentally and Emotionally Durable - Regularly perform over time in training and competition when needed without injury

Physically Literate - Demonstrate the fundamental physical movement skills to be able to perform increasingly complex hockey specific skills

Intelligent Trainers - Effectively adapt, manage and optimise physical preparation and recovery to meet specific performance needs when away from the training environment

Self-Managers - Demonstrate resourcefulness in managing time and tasks and in balancing hockey life and home life

Motivated and Driven - Be clear on what they want to do, how to do it, and is prepared to do what it takes

Able to Cope with Pressure -Demonstrate a range of mental qualities and techniques consistent with elite performance at the required moment

Self-Aware Learners - Demonstrate good self-awareness, realistically reflect on own performance, engage in purposeful practise, and access appropriate support from others to master skills in increasingly challenging training and competition situations

Able to Work with Others

Ability in these competences will suggest that players will gain benefit from the Performance Centre environment and experience an appropriate level of stretch without excessive struggle. The competences apply to both outfield players and goalkeepers.

Ability in these qualities does not mean a player is automatically selected for a Performance Centre.

PC Player Qualities

All PC players must wear the full official playing kit to all PC activities. The kit list can be found here.

Compulsory kit is as follows:

 

Girls Outfield

- official numbered blue Adidas playing shirt

- official numbered white Adidas playing shirt

- official blue Adidas skort

- official blue and white Adidas socks

 

Boys Outfield

- official numbered blue Adidas playing shirt

- official numbered white Adidas playing shirt

- official blue Adidas shorts

- official blue and white Adidas socks

 

Goalkeepers

- official numbered light blue GK smock

 

Extra (non-compulsory) kit

Coats (ideally waterproof), tracksuit bottoms, sweatshirts, leggings, goalkeeper over-shorts and goalkeeper socks must be either official Adidas PC kit or dark in colour, and plain with no school, club or county branding.

 

All additional official PC kit can be purchased from the online shop. For other non-PC items please ensure they have no branding as players will be asked to remove them.

Lost Property - Please remember to clearly name all your PC clothing and other items you bring to PC sessions. We will collect items after every session and if these are named we will endeavour to return items. If items are unnamed we will keep hold of them for 6 weeks and then dispose of them.

 

Jewellery Update -  There is no need to wear jewellery to any PC sessions, it could easily get lost and if worn may cause injury to yourself or other players, especially if it catches on clothing or equipment. We also cannot guarantee that items will be safe if stored in kit bags. Please leave all jewellery at home.

2020-21 Dates

Performance Centre Dates for 2020 - 21 have been finalised as per the England Hockey Centralised Calendar. However, dates may change at short notice following current government guidance and are therefore intended as a guide.

All PC dates are listed in the 'Training and Match Dates' section below.

Training & Match Dates

2020-21 Season

*New PC GK Training Date* - Sunday 13 June

Rugby School Sports Centre, Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5DJ

All U15s boys register at 11.55am depart 2.00pm prompt

All U17s boys register at 3.55pm depart 6.00pm prompt

 

20 June 2021 – Training Day

South Midlands Boys - Rugby School Sports Centre, Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5DJ (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

West Midlands Boys - Rugby School Sports Centre, Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5DJ (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

East Midlands U15 and U17 Boys - Trent College, Derby Road, Nottingham NG10 4AD (All Boys register 9.45am)

 

Sunday 4 July 2021 – Training Day

South Midlands Boys - Trent College, Derby Road, Nottingham NG10 4AD (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

West Midlands Boys - King Edwards School, Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road, Birmingham B29 7JX (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

East Midlands U15 and U17 Boys - Trent College, Derby Road, Nottingham NG10 4AD (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

 

Sunday 11 July 2021 – Training/Competition Day.

Venue - Warwick School, Gallows Hill (Gallows Hill Car Park), Warwick, CV34 6SD

U15s Boys - register at 9.45am prompt. Depart 1.45pm.

U17s Boys - register at 2.00pm prompt. Depart 6.10pm

*Update* new date added - 15 & 22 August 2021 – Future's Cup Training - invite only - venue and times to be confirmed by EH.

2020-21 Season

Please note that these dates may change at short notice.

 

25 - 28 August 2021 - Futures Cup - invite only - venue and times to be confirmed by EH. 

2020-21 Season

*New PC GK Training Date* - Sunday 13 June

Rugby School Sports Centre, Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5DJ

All U15s register at 9.55am depart 12.00pm prompt

All U17s register at 1.55pm depart 4.00pm prompt

 

20 June 2021 – Training Day

South Midlands Girls - King Edwards School, Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road, Birmingham B29 7JX (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

West Midlands Girls - King Edwards School, Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road, Birmingham B29 7JX (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

East Midlands U15 and U17 Girls - Trent College, Derby Road, Nottingham NG10 4AD (All girls register at 2.00pm)

 

Sunday 4 July 2021 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

South Midlands Girls - Rugby School, Rugby School Sports Centre, Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5DJ (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

West Midlands Girls - Reading Hockey Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading, RG4 6ST (U15s registration 1.15pm. U17s registrations 1.45pm)

East Midlands U15 and U17 Girls - Rugby School, Rugby School Sports Centre, Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5DJ (U15s registration 9.45 am)(U17s registration 2.00pm)

 

Sunday 11 July 2021 – Training/Competition Day.

Venue - Rugby School Sports Centre, Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5DJ

U15s Girls - register at 9.45am prompt. Depart 1.45pm

U17s Girls - register at 2.00pm prompt. Depart 6.10pm

 

*Update* new date added - 15 & 22 August 2021 – Future's Cup Training - invite only - venue and times to be confirmed by EH.

2020-21 Season

Please note that these dates may change at short notice.

 

25 - 28 August 2021 - Futures Cup - invite only - venue and times to be confirmed by EH. 

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