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*Midlands PC - Covid Guidance - Update 5 Jan*

Update - 5 Jan 2021 - England Hockey have announced that hockey activities are cancelled until further notice following the national lockdown instructions from the UK Government which apply with immediate effect.

 

Further information will be announced regarding PC actitvites as soon as England Hockey have had a chance to assess the new lockdown criteria and provide an official update.

 

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.

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 - 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

Please note that these dates may change at short notice.

Sunday 13 September 2020 – Trent College - U15 Boys Only

East Mids U15 Boys - 10am - 12pm (register at 9.45am prompt)

South Mids U15 Boys - 1pm - 3pm (register at 12.45pm prompt)

West Mids U15 Boys - 4pm - 6pm (register at 3.45pm prompt)

Sunday 20 September 2020 – Trent College - U15 Boys Only

East Mids U15 Boys - 10am - 12pm (register at 9.45am prompt)

South Mids U15 Boys - 1pm - 3pm (register at 12.45pm prompt)

West Mids U15 Boys - 4pm - 6pm (register at 3.45pm prompt)

Monday 5 October 2020 – Training Evening - U17 Boys Only - 7 - 9pm - (register at 6.45pm prompt)

East Mids U17 Boys - Trent College

South Mids U17 Boys - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U17 Boys - Lilleshall

Monday 19 October 2020 – Training Evening - U17 Boys Only - 7 - 9pm - (register at 6.45pm prompt)

East Mids U17 Boys - Trent College

South Mids U17 Boys - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U17 Boys - Lilleshall

Monday 9 November 2020 – Training Evening - U15 and U17 Boys - cancelled

Monday 16 November 2020 – Training Evening - U15 and U17 Boys - cancelled

Sunday 3 January 2021 – Training Day - cancelled

Monday 18 January 2021 – Training Evening - cancelled

All future dates are subject to covid restrictions and may be cancelled at short notice.

Monday 1 February 2021 – Training Evening - cancelled

Monday 22 February 2021 – Training Evening - cancelled

 

Monday 15 March 2021 – Training Evening - 7 - 9pm

East Mids U15 and U17 Boys - Trent College

South Mids U15 and U17 Boys - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 and U17 Boys - Lilleshall

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

East Mids U15 and U17 Boys - Trent College

South Mids U15 and U17 Boys - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 and U17 Boys - venue to be confirmed

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

East Mids U15 and U17 Boys - Trent College

South Mids U15 and U17 Boys - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 and U17 Boys - venue to be confirmed

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

2020-21 Season

Please note that these dates may change at short notice.

Sunday 28 February 2021 – Training Competition Day - cancelled.

 

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

Please note that these dates may change at short notice.

Sunday 13 September 2020 – Abbotsholme School - U15 Girls Only

West Mids U15 Girls - 10am - 12pm (register at 9.45am prompt)

South Mids U15 Girls - 1pm - 3pm (register at 12.45pm prompt)

East Mids U15 Girls - 4pm - 6pm (register at 3.45pm prompt)

Sunday 20 September 2020 – Abbotsholme School - U15 Girls Only

West Mids U15 Girls - 10am - 12pm (register at 9.45am prompt)

South Mids U15 Girls - 1pm - 3pm (register at 12.45pm prompt)

East Mids U15 Girls - 4pm - 6pm (register at 3.45pm prompt)

Monday 28 September 2020 – Training Evening - U17 Girls Only - 7 - 9pm - (register at 6.45pm prompt)

East Mids U17 Girls - Trent College

South Mids U17 Girls - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U17 Girls - Lilleshall

Monday 12 October 2020 – Training Evening - U17 Girls Only - 7 - 9pm - (register at 6.45pm prompt)

East Mids U17 Girls - Trent College

South Mids U17 Girls - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U17 Girls - Lilleshall

Monday 2 November 2020 – Training Evening - U15 & U17 Girls Only - 7 - 9pm - (register at 6.45pm prompt)

East Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Trent College

South Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Lilleshall

Monday 23 November 2020 – Training Evening - U15 & U17 Girls Only - cancelled

Sunday 3 January 2021 – Training Day - cancelled

Monday 25 January 2021 – Training Evening - cancelled

 

All future dates are subject to covid restrictions and may be cancelled at short notice.

Monday 8 February 2021 – Training Evening - cancelled

Monday 8 March 2021 – Training Evening - 7 - 9pm

East Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Trent College

South Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Lilleshall

Monday 15 March 2021 – Training Evening - 7 - 9pm

East Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Trent College

South Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Lilleshall

Monday 22 March 2021 – Training Evening - 7 - 9pm

East Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Trent College

South Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Lilleshall

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

East Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Trent College

South Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 & U17 Girls - to be confirmed

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

East Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Trent College

South Mids U15 & U17 Girls - Southall Hockey Pitch, off Eastern Road (King Edwards School) Birmingham B29 7JX

West Mids U15 & U17 Girls - to be confirmed

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

2020-21 Season

Please note that these dates may change at short notice.

Sunday 28 February 2021 – Training Competition Day - cancelled.

 

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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