Single System - The Player Pathway

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The Single System - The Player Pathway aims to provide the best possible talent development experiences for all players.  

What is the Single System - The Player Pathway made up of?
Talent Development encompasses the whole of the hockey landscape which includes club and school activity as well as the Single System development centres. The Single System - The Player Pathway is specifically the development centres, e.g. JDCs, JACs, JRPCs etc, but it is also important to look at the hockey a player gets in all environments.

Why does hockey have a Single System?
The purpose of the Single System is to make opportunities for participants fair, equitable and consistent.  It is to ensure that a suitable level of coaching and competition is offered for people at the appropriate stage of their development and to maximise the chance they have of fulfilling their potential whether that potential is as a club or International player, coach or official.

How can I access the Single System?
The Single System can be accessed by playing at school, a local club or attending one of the local Single System centres. There is one entry point into the Single System centres which is at Junior Development Centre level. The first time a player accesses the player pathway they must enter at JDC level.
Please see below the Single System player pathway diagram. If you hover your mouse over each level you can then click to be taken directly to that level's page within the website. If you have any questions please contact

Single System Pathway Diagram - August 2011