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Winter Pitch Procedure 2019-20

As the weather gets colder there is potential for the hockey pitches to freeze, and training sessions and matches could possibly be cancelled.

If the pitches are frozen and training sessions and matches are cancelled you will need to check the Midlands PC Twitter feed. Please note, email and text messages will not be sent out to individual Performance Centre players.

You are advised to keep checking the Midlands PC Twitter feed, as late pitch inspections may be carried out to assess any improvement or deterioration in conditions.

We will always endeavour to get messages uploaded as soon as possible however in some circumstances messages may not be uploaded in time to prevent players starting on long journeys. Midlands PCs cannot be held responsible for any wasted journeys to PC activities due to weather conditions.

As the weather gets noticeably colder you are reminded to arrive with appropriate NAMED clothing for all weather conditions.

Coats (ideally waterproof), tracksuit bottoms, sweatshirts and leggings must be dark in colour, and plain with no school, club or county branding.

NAGS Assessment Programme - Selection 2019-20

Many congratulations to all Midlands PC players who have been selected to attend the start of the NAGS assessment programme following attendance at Futures Cup 2019.

Please click here to view the selected U15 and U17 Girls and Boys

 

Futures Cup Selection 2019

Many congratulations to all Midlands PC players who have been selected to represent either Mercia Lynx or Pennine Pumas at Futures Cup 2019.

Midlands Performance Centres are delighted to announce that we have 52 Midlands PC players selected to attend Futures Cup 2019.

Please click here to view the selected U15 Girls and Boys

Please click here to view the selected U17 Girls and Boys

Performance Nutrition

The following is the Performance Nutrition Guide prepared by England Hockey for Performance Centre players. The document may provide you with guidance on suitable nutrition for elite athletes. This is a guide only and does not take into account any special dietary requirements that some individuals may have.

Performance Nutrition

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.

2019-20 Dates

Performance Centre Dates for 2019 - 20 can be found here.

Please note these dates may be subject to change at any time.

Training & Match Dates

2019-20 Season

Sunday 15 September 19 – Training Day - All venues - meet time 11.30am. Session 12pm - 6pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AD - Catterns Pitch - site map click here.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP - parking map click here. Please park in the Gallows Hill Car Park.

West Mids Boys - Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 5BS - site map click here.

 

*UPDATE* Sunday 22 September 19 – Training Day.

All Boys - Solihull School, 793 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DJ site map click here.

U15s meet at 9.30am, register by the pitch. Finish at 4.00pm. U15s Parent meeting 3.45pm.

U17s meet at 11.00am, register by the pitch. Finish at 6.00pm. U17s Parent meeting 5.30pm.

 

Monday 7 October 19 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School.

West Mids Boys - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 28 October 19 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School.

West Mids Boys - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 11 November 19 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School.

West Mids Boys - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 18 November 19 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School.

West Mids Boys - Lilleshall.

 

Sunday 5 January 20 – Training Day.

All Boys - Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP - parking map click here. Please park in the Gallows Hill Car Park.

Training Day Schedule - 5 January 2020

East Mids PC, South Mids PC, West Mids PC and Reading PC

Player Kit: All players must bring both home and away playing kit. All players to arrive in blue home kit.

U15s Schedule:

Registration – 9.30am prompt with your TM by the pitch furthest from the car park.

10.00am to 12.00pm   Pitch session

12.00pm – 2.00pm      Lunch and Classroom break

2.00pm – 4.00pm       Pitch session

U17s Schedule:

Registration – 11.30am prompt with your TM by the pitch furthest from the car park.

12.00pm to 2.00pm     Pitch session

2.00pm – 4.00pm        Lunch and Classroom break

4.00pm – 6.00pm       Pitch session

Refreshments will be available between 10am and 12pm - please see the two menus below:

Main Menu

Drinks and Snack Menu

 All PC players are expected to attend this full day Performance Centre activity.

 

Monday 20 January 20 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School.

West Mids Boys - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 3 February 20 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School.

West Mids Boys - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 24 February 20 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School.

West Mids Boys - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 16 March 20 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School.

West Mids Boys - Lilleshall.

 

Sunday 3 May 20 – Training Day - All venues - meet time 9.30am. Session 10am - 4pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AD - Catterns Pitch - site map click here.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP - parking map click here. Please park in the Gallows Hill Car Park.

West Mids Boys - Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 5BS - site map click here.

 

Sunday 28 June 20 – Training Day - All venues - meet time 11.30am. Session 12pm - 6pm.

East Mids Boys - Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AD - Catterns Pitch - site map click here.

South Mids Boys - Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP - parking map click here. Please park in the Gallows Hill Car Park.

West Mids Boys - Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 5BS - site map click here.

 

Sunday 23 August 20 – Future's Cup Training - invite only - Venue and times to be confirmed.

2019-20 Season

Sunday 1 March 20 – Training Competition Day - details updated 1 Feb 2020

Venues:

East Midlands Boys - Solihull School

South Midlands Boys - Reading Hockey Club

West Midlands Boys - Solihull School

Timings:

East Midlands and West Midlands - click for schedule here.

U15s Boys - 9.30am Registration - Finish 3.00pm

U17s Boys - 11.00am Registration - Finish 5.00pm

South Midlands and Reading - click for schedule here.

U15s and U17s Boys - 12.30pm Registration - Finish 6.30pm

 

Sunday 19 April 20 – Cluster Competition Day - Timings to be confirmed

All Boys - Solihull School

 

Sunday 21 June 20 – Cluster Competition Day - Timings to be confirmed

All Boys - Warwick School

 

Sunday 5 July 20 – Cluster Competition Day - Timings to be confirmed

All Boys - Solihull School

 

26 - 29 August 20 – Futures Cup - invite only - Venue and times to be confirmed

2019-20 Season

Sunday 15 September 19 – Training Day - All venues - meet time 9.30am. Session 10am - 4pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AD - Catterns Pitch - site map click here.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP - parking map click here. Please park in the Gallows Hill Car Park.

West Mids Girls - Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 5BS - site map click here.

 

*UPDATE* Sunday 22 September 19 – Training Day.

All Girls - Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP - parking map click here. Please park in the Gallows Hill Car Park.

U15s meet at 9.30am, register by the pitch. Finish at 4.00pm. U15s Parent meeting 10.00am.

U17s meet at 11.30am, register by the pitch. Finish at 6.00pm. U17s Parent meeting 11.45am.

 

Monday 30 September 19 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School.

West Mids Girls - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 14 October 19 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School.

West Mids Girls - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 4 November 19 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School.

West Mids Girls - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 25 November 19 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School.

West Mids Girls - Lilleshall.

 

Sunday 5 January 20 – Training Day

East Mids PC, South Mids PC, West Mids PC and Reading PC

U15 and U17 Girls

All Girls - Solihull School, 793 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DJ site map click here.

Please park in the Level Car Park - No. 33 on the school map - accessed off School Lane - please see site map above. There is NO parking on the Chapel Car Park (No. 31) on this date. There is a multi storey car park close to the school if this car park is full.

Player Kit: All players must bring both home and away playing kit. All players to arrive in blue home kit.

U15s Schedule:

Registration – 9.30am prompt with your TM by the lower pitch.

10.00am to 12.00pm   Pitch session

12.00pm – 2.00pm      Lunch and Classroom break

2.00pm – 4.00pm        Pitch session

U17s Schedule:

Registration – 11.30am prompt with your TM by the lower pitch.

12.00pm to 2.00pm     Pitch session

2.00pm – 4.00pm        Lunch and Classroom break

4.00pm – 6.00pm        Pitch session

Refreshments will be available to purchase between about 10.00am and 2.30pm in the Alan Lee Pavilion.

All PC players are expected to attend this full day Performance Centre activity.

 

Monday 27 January 20 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School.

West Mids Girls - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 10 February 20 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School.

West Mids Girls - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 9 March 20 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School.

West Mids Girls - Lilleshall.

 

Monday 23 March 20 – Training Evening - All venues - meet time 6.30pm. Session 7pm - 9pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School.

West Mids Girls - Lilleshall.

 

Sunday 3 May 20 – Training Day - All venues - meet time 11.30am. Session 12pm - 6pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AD - Catterns Pitch - site map click here.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP - parking map click here. Please park in the Gallows Hill Car Park.

West Mids Girls - Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 5BS - site map click here.

 

Sunday 28 June 20 – Training Day - All venues - meet time 9.30am. Session 10am - 4pm.

East Mids Girls - Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AD - Catterns Pitch - site map click here.

South Mids Girls - Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP - parking map click here. Please park in the Gallows Hill Car Park.

West Mids Girls - Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 5BS - site map click here.

 

Sunday 23 August 20 – Future's Cup Training - invite only - Venue and times to be confirmed.

2019-20 Season

Sunday 1 March 20 – Training Competition Day - details updated 1 Feb 2020

Venues:

East Midlands Girls - Solihull School

South Midlands Girls - Warwick School

West Midlands Girls - Solihull School

Timings:

East Midlands, South Midlands, West Midlands and Reading 

U15s - 9.30am Registration - Finish 3.00pm

U17s - 11.00am Registration - Finish 5.00pm

Schedule - East Mids and West Mids at Solihull School - click for schedule here.

Schedule - South Mids and Reading at Warwick School - click for schedule here.

 

Sunday 19 April 20 – Cluster Competition Day - timings to be confirmed

All Girls - Warwick School

 

Sunday 21 June 20 – Cluster Competition Day - timings to be confirmed

All Girls - Solihull School

 

Sunday 5 July 20 – Cluster Competition Day - timings to be confirmed

All Girls - Warwick School

 

26 - 29 August 20 – Futures Cup - invite only - Venue and times to be confirmed

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