Friday, January 21, 2022

England Hockey Restructure

Why GMS will lift hockey players, teams and leagues in England

David Lloyd-Williams says the cultural shift with England Hockey's new system will change the face of the sport The new, (not yet fully) shiny Game Management System isn’t just about the admin side of the game. Some wonderful things will...

‘England Hockey’s New Way Forward only seeks to rule and divide’

In the final part of his series, JON ROYCE believes that the new structure undermines the relationships between local clubs and proposes a fix for the future Who will pay for the additional pitch time and coaching fees required to...

Is there any trust between clubs, schools and England Hockey?

JON ROYCE continues his forthright series and says that we need to incentivise national league coaches and former players to involve themselves in coaching and selection  Clubs function by balancing the demands of first team, adult participation teams and junior...

We need to simplify hockey, not add layers of participation

Continuing his exclusive series, leading coach JON ROYCE says that we need to bring independent schools under the umbrella of clubs to stem burnout and player dissatisfaction Back in the 1970s, many former grammar school pupils moved into the independent...

Why England Hockey’s talent strategy isn’t suitable model and developed up an ivory tower

Two decades ago, JON ROYCE was involved in systemic change at Surbiton Hockey Club. A small Sunday morning Colts section was relaunched mirroring a continental style model. Roger Hitch did the financial spade work, Karl Stagno was appointed as...

England Hockey’s GMS ‘biggest system ever’ as issues ironed out

England Hockey says it now has "the biggest hockey system that has existed" in the sport in England after claiming it had ironed out problems which has blighted the Game Management System this season. The national govrning body said on...

England Hockey’s GMS: Match sheets will stem teams’ cheating

In the final part of his series on the yet-to-be-launched Game Management System, DAVID LLOYD-WILLIAMS looks at what will be gained by the match sheet England Hockey had grasped the IT nettle with both hands, and were now in it...

Cambridge City restructures in England Hockey talent centre bid

A club with a burning ambition to become a Talent Centre and Talent Academy has laid out its plans after deciding to go its own way. Cambridge City HC split from Cambridge City Junior HC in its bid to become...

England Hockey: There is a place for every coach with a desire to support young people 

Ed Barney, England Hockey’s performance director, and Heather Williams, head of elite talent development, speak to THP to on the sport’s new talent strategy framework What is the measure of success for the new talent strategy plan? There are some bold...

Hockey clubs encouraging juniors to Talent Centres is ‘fundamental failure in the model’

England Hockey has said that players do not need to move immediately to Talent Centres (TC) after fears that parents were already taking juniors out of clubs to be part of the first cohort under the new framework strategy. It...
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