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Medway Development Centre 2019

WHAT IS A DEVELOPMENT CENTRE?
A Development Centre is the first rung on England’s elite player pathway and is a local county-based centre for players from U12 to U17 age groups.

WHY SHOULD A PLAYER COME TO DEVELOPMENT CENTRE?
The way that England Hockey (EH) has designed the Player Pathway, The Development Centre is used to educate players in technical aspects of the game, whereas Academy Centre is used to apply the techniques in game situations and start with the developing of decision making in the game as to what to do and when. Therefore, Development Centre time is when a player can work on the technical aspects of their game with the help of county level coaches.

AGE GROUPS FOR 2019-20
The age groups used by the England Hockey Board (EHB) are based on year of birth not school age groups; so U12 2008  -  U13 2007  -  U14 2006  -  U15 2005  -  U16 2004  -  U17 2003

PROGRAMME 2018-9
Details for this season programme can be seen below: