2 November 2020 Update
In line with the latest government announcement and the attached news article from England Hockey, all hockey activity must be suspended from commencement of the lockdown period on Thursday 5th November. The remainder of the current BHA Development Centre programme must therefore be placed on hold in the short term.
We aim to recommence activity and complete the programme as soon as possible and will be in touch as soon as we have any further information to offer. In the meantime, please adhere to current guidelines/restrictions and stay safe. We hope to see you again in the very near future.
Earlier informarion about the 2020/21 Development Centre programme
The Berkshire Hockey 2020/21 Development Centre programme commenced on 25th September 2020 for girls squads and 2nd October 2020 for boys squads. Please note the revised start date for boys squads. The programme has been developed to comply with England Hockey's Step 4 Return To Play regulations, which all players and parents will have to observe. Upon registration further details of the regulations will be provided.
For these sessions to be successful, all players and parents must read and abide by Berkshire Hockey's Return to Play - Covid-19 Policy.
Dates for the outfield player training schedule are listed below, with all sessions taking place on Friday evenings and each lasting 2 hours starting at either 7pm or 7:15pm (see venue details below). There is a specialised programme for goalkeepers, which will run over a similar timeframe but on a slightly different schedule, details of which are provided following registration.
Boys' Outfield Training Dates
Girls' Outfield Training Dates
U13 squads (birth year 2008) – Reading (sand pitch) and Sonning Hockey Club (7-9pm)
U14 squads (birth year 2007) - Wellington College (7:15-9:15pm)
U15 squads (birth year 2006) - Crosfields School (7-9pm)
U16 squads (birth year 2005) - Slough Hockey Club (7-9pm)
U17 squads (birth year 2004) - Reading Hockey Club (water pitch) (7-9pm)
Registration for the DC 2020/21 programme is managed through England Hockey’s Player Pathway system. In order to register for the programme, please follow this link https://www.playerpathway.englandhockey.co.uk/members/sign_in. Please ensure that login credentials are retained/recorded as you will need to use these each time you use the portal. Fees for the DC programme this year are £80 per player.
Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered to help get this DC programme going. As a wholly volunteer run organisation we are reliant on offers of help, so please let us know if you would like to be involved in any way - contact details can be found here.