Development Centre


When will Development Centres be launched?

England Hockey Development Centres will be launched in the summer of 2017, although some Counties may wish to adopt the new pathway earlier.

Development infographic

What happens?

Players take part in a range of training sessions or camp based activities to develop their skills and begin to stretch them beyond school and club hockey.

How do I get involved?

  • Players are usually nominated by their school or club to attend a Development Centre.
  • Players can be nominated from age 12 – 16.
  • Players who want to play more hockey and develop their skills outside of school or club hockey should attend a Development Centre.

Entry and Exit points?

Players can join a Development Centre at any point during the cycle, but depending on location, centres will run at different points during the season. Details of centre running dates can be obtained from your County Administrator, a list of these can be found here.

Who is it run by?

All Development Centres are run by County Hockey Associations (HAs) but they may also be run on a HA’s behalf by clubs, schools or coaching companies. A list of County Administrator contacts can be found here.