Performance Centre

Performance infographic
Who should I contact about my Performance Centre?

What happens?
Players attend evening training sessions and take parts in weekend training and competition, meeting approximately twice a month. There are 17 Performance Centres across the country and players will attend the Centre closes to them.

As part of the Performance Centre programme, Centres will compete against each other. There are two types of Performance Centre Competition:

Cluster Competitions are held between four or five Performance Centres at a central location. Each squad plays two matches per competition. There will be three Cluster Competitions per season.

Training Competitions are held between two or three Performance Centres and will usually be held at a current Centre location. Squads will take part in training followed by a match or triangular fixture with the other squad(s) attending the competition day.

How do I get involved?

  • Players are usually nominated to attend a Performance Centre by their Academy Centre coaches
  • Players can be nominated from the ages of 14-17
  • Players who consistently show their talent and potential are invited to attend Performance Centres
If you are not selected for a Performance Centre do not worry, you should continue to develop your hockey through school, club and Academy Centre activity. You may be nominated later in the season and can be nominated to attend a Performance Centre up to the age of 17.

What are the entry and exit points?
Players enter Performance Centres at the start of the season - this will normally be September, apart from in 2017 where players entered in January. There are then two points during the year where they may return to Academy Centres. At the end of the Performance Centre programme in July, players may be selected to attend the England Hockey Futures Cup.

Who is it run by?

Performance Centres are run by the regions, are led by Performance Centre head coaches and are supported by Centre managers and administrators.

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