The Talent System
The Talent System offers a reference point for decision-making, a common language to support the development of players and an guidance to assist stakeholders in how they can support the journey of a young person.
The Talent System is where many of our best juniors develop Complete Player Qualities that allow them to reach their potential for lifelong involvement in hockey, and also increases the breadth and depth of hockey players to support future performance aspirations. The future Talent System has an aspiration to create:
- A phenomenal generation of players which fans, hockey players and the nation are proud of.
- Exceptional talent development environments which breed competition for places at every level, leading to a vibrant elite game across Great Britain, a strong domestic game excelling in European Club Hockey, role models inspiring through consistent international success and lifelong participation in hockey.
- A player identification and development system which attracts and excites young people and inspires them to be the best they can be, which values both current performance and future potential.
- Safe, enjoyable and inclusive talent development environments with a duty of care for everyone.
A Talent Centre club is a club that provides high quality provision for players at early talent development level
County Hockey continues to offer an important development experience within the new talent system.
Following consultation with many stakeholders linked to schools, England Hockey have made some adjustments to their original Talent Schools strategy
England Age Group Programme
Players experience a high-quality and inspirational training environment during regular training days and camps. Athletes gain exposure of playing top European nations