EH Player Pathway
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5. EH Player Pathway

The Player Pathway provides an environment that helps all junior players realise their potential, whether that means they are the best club player they can be or perhaps go on to represent England or Great Britain at junior or senior level.

At Stone Hockey Club we encourage all of our junior players to explore joining the player pathway to develop further and strive to achieve regional and national representative honours. At Stone HC we feed into the Pathway at the Academy Centre Level, and in exceptional circumstances we will recommend players to Performance Centres.

The Player Pathway is made up of the following tiers:

Development Centres - provide a local entry point to the Player Pathway for U13s-U17s
Academy Centres - delivered in 49 counties, provide a high quality talent programme for players identified in U13-U17 age groups
Performance Centres - based across the country providing frequent, high quality training with the best coaches for U15 and U17 players
Futures Cup - supports player development within a high intensity and pressurised best-v-best tournament environment
Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) - provides additional training and sport-related education for U17 players selected from Performance Centres
National Age Group Squads (NAGS) - selected at U16 and U18 age groups for girls and boys. Provides the first taste of international competition for our young players
U21/Development Programme - an elite training environment for players who aim to transition into the senior programme and become world-leading players

To read the EH Player Pathway Handbook, please follow this link


EH Player Pathway


EH Player Pathway Selection Policy