Junior Performance

These pages are all about the junior development pathway for players. There are three key areas to a junior player's development, which are listed below.  Please click on the links to find out more about each one.

Single System

The Single System is the development pathway for players, coaches and officials of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential.  It is based on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles that put the participant at the centre of all decisions, with extensive scientific research that has been widely accepted by the majority of other major sports within England.

National Age Group Squads

National Age Group Squads (NAGS) represent England at U16, U18 and U21 level.  The U16 and U18 squads are selected at the England Hockey Futures Cup.  Selection for one of these squads is the highest honour that junior hockey players can attain.