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2019-20 PC Season cancelled due to Coronavirus 

Update:

The Performance Centre Working Group (PCWG) and England Hockey have made the decision, effective as of 16th March, that there will be no further delivery this cycle including 5th July.

Feedback has been uploaded to every player profile on the Player Pathway System.

Futures Cup 2020 has now been cancelled by England Hockey.

The health and wellbeing of those in the hockey community is our overriding concern, please follow the government guidance and stay safe. In the meantime search #StayInWorkOut on social media for tips on how to stay active at home.

No further information is available at this time regarding the 2020-21 season.

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 not been finalised.

Provisional dates are listed in the 'Training and Match Dates' section below. Dates may change at short notice following current government guidance and are only intended as a guide.

Training & Match Dates

2020-21 Season - draft provisional dates

Sunday 13 September 2020 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 20 September 2020 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 5 October 2020 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 19 October 2020 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 9 November 2020 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 16 November 2020 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 3 January 2021 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 18 January 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 1 February 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 22 February 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 15 March 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 2 May 2021 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

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

 

Sunday 22 August 2021 – Future's Cup Training - invite only - venue and times to be confirmed.

2020-21 Season - draft provisional dates

Sunday 28 February 2021 – Training Competition Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 18 April 2021 – Cluster Competition - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 20 June 2021 – Cluster Competition - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 11 July 2021 – Cluster Competition - venue and times to be confirmed.

 

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

2020-21 Season - draft provisional dates

Sunday 13 September 2020 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 20 September 2020 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 28 September 2020 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 12 October 2020 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 2 November 2020 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 23 November 2020 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 3 January 2021 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 25 January 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 8 February 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 8 March 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 15 March 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 22 March 2021 – Training Evening - venue and times to be confirmed.

Monday 2 May 2021 – Training Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

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

 

Sunday 22 August 2021 – Future's Cup Training - invite only - venue and times to be confirmed.

2020-21 Season - draft provisional dates

Sunday 28 February 2021 – Training Competition Day - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 18 April 2021 – Cluster Competition - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 20 June 2021 – Cluster Competition - venue and times to be confirmed.

Sunday 11 July 2021 – Cluster Competition - venue and times to be confirmed.

 

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

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