Academy Centre

Develops a high quality talent base to the Pathway


Academy Centre Activity

Players take part in six training sessions and four competition days at local Academy Centres.  Dates and times are scheduled by the County Hockey Associations who run the Centres.  Contact details for your County Administrator can be found at the bottom of the page.

How to get involved

  • Players are usually nominated to attend an Academy Centre by their Development Centre coaches
  • Players may be nominated by their school if they have previously attended a Development Centre
  • Players can be nominated from the ages of 12-16
  • Players who consistently demonstrate strong skills are invited to Academy Centres

If you are not selected for an Academy Centre do not worry, you should continue to develop your hockey through school, club and Development Centre activity. You may be nominated to attend an Academy Centre later in the season and can be nominated at any age group.

Entry and Exit points

Players enter Academy Centre after Development Centre activity has finished. There are transition points during the year where players may be selected for a Performance Centre.

Academy Contacts

Academy Centres are run by County Hockey Associations. Contact details for your County Administrator can be found below.

Development and Academy Centre Contacts