Player   Pathway

The Player Pathway, formerly the Single System, was launched in October 2016.

The Player Pathway provides an environment that helps junior players realise their potential and is made up of the following tiers:

Development Centres, Academy Centres, Performance Centres, Futures Cup, Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE), National Age Group Squads (NAGs) and U21 / Development Programme.

If you would like more information about the Player Pathway, please contact a member of the ECHA Coaching & Youth Committee

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  • 0 ECHA 2019 AGM

    The ECHA will be having its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 9th May 2019. It will be at Chelmsford Hockey Club, starting at 7.30pm prompt. There will be vacancies for ECHA Secretary and Welfare Officer. Please find below relevant documents for the AGM, including the agenda:   2019 AGM Agenda 2018 AGM Minutes

  • 0 EHUA 2019 AGM

    The EHUA AGM will be held at Chelmsford HC on the 23 May 2019 with 7.30 prompt start. Sandwiches will be provided at 7pm for those coming straight from work This years AGM has a guest speaker. David Elworthy , the officiating relationship manager from England Hockey, he has been invited to give us some information concerning the new season ahead and how it impact on Umpiring associations. So please take this opportunity to hear some interesting information and support the EHUA by attending.   Reports and relevant documents for the AGM can be downloaded below: 2019 AGM Agenda 2018 AGM Minutes Constitution - March 2019 Level One Sec. Report

  • 0 National Umpiring Appointments Administrator

    As part of the increase in matches within the National League for the 2019/20 season, NPUA with England Hockey are looking to recruit a second Umpiring Appointments Administrator to assist Colin Barthorpe with the umpiring appointments. The role, whilst being recruited by England Hockey, will be under the direct line management and responsibilities of the NPUA. Saying this, applicants do not need to be current members of the NPUA to apply and a representative group of key stakeholders are involved with this recruitment process. Details of the position can be found by following this link to the England Hockey website. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact David Elworthy, Officiating Relationship Manager, at England Hockey.

  • 0 Sudbury Hockey Club Lead Coach

    The job role We are looking for a coaches for our adult teams with a primary focus on the mens and ladies 1st XI squads, but with responsibility for 4 mens and 3 ladies teams.  The person will need to be organised, reliable and committed.  They will need to work effectively with teams captains, match day managers and the committee to deliver improved performance and results for the mens and ladies 1s team squads and the capability and overall performance for the remainder of adult teams in the club.  Ideally they must be an England Hockey Level 2 coach, or equivalent.   We welcome applications from player coaches.  This is a paid role that would be suitable for a person to balance alongside existing full-time work or additional coaching or teaching work.  Remuneration is based on an hourly rate (which is set dependant on qualifications) for coaching delivered.    Selection via an initial paper sift followed by interview with SHC committee member/s   Main responsibilities are; Setting out a coaching programme for delivery to all adult participants (in season and a strategy to take us 3-5 years out) One coach required for each of our mens and ladies 1st teams – the role holders will personally coach each team and travel with them to matches.  Ensuring coaching is delivered to a programme you define to accommodate all abilities for the mens and ladies teams (3 mens and 2 ladies teams) with a view to delivering progress at all levels in the club.  Encouraging and developing coach volunteers to gain qualifications and deliver coaching within the club. Support the recruitment of players into Sudbury Hockey Club teams.  Supporting the junior coaching co-ordinator such that there is a complimentary coaching programme and link between the junior and adult coaching.  Retaining and where possible growing the number of adults participating  Running coaching camps/learning interventions throughout the year to maintain participation, improve capability and generate revenue for the club.     About the club Sudbury Hockey Club has circa 100 adult members and we four mens and three ladies teams playing in East League; Mens 1st promoted into Premier B, the other mens teams play Div 4, 5 and 6 Ladies 1sts solidly holding their place in Division 1N, the ladies 2nds promoted this season into Div 3 and the 3rds play Div 5.  We also have a flourishing 100 junior members ranging from aged 7 to aged 17 and field competitive teams in the following age groups; Under 8, 10, U12, U14, U16, U18 boys and girls teams. See for more information about the club     Interested? Come and help us build on our success! Email – Please supply CV and covering note and supply a contact telephone number All candidates must have the right to work in the UK. 

  • 0 Easter Junior Camp at Chelmsford Hockey Club

    Easter Junior Camp at Chelmsford Hockey Club 15 and/or 16th April 9.30-3pm Led by Olympic medallist Sally Walton For boys and girls 5-18. £35 for 1 day and £70 for 2 days Half days available for under 8s, Early drop off and late pick up available. Booking link here: For any questions contact GK should register interest with Sally so demand can be assessed.  Venue: Chelmer Park, Beehive Lane. CM2 8RL

  • 0 Easter Junior Camp at Old Loughts Hockey Club

    8th & 9th and 15th & 16th April Two camps of two days All abilities welcome, both boys and girls ages 7-16 To register your interest and for further details please email:  

  • 0 Automatic Email Issues

    Please be advised, the EHUA system is experiencing problems delivering messages to Gmail accounts. If you have a Gmail contact address, please do keep checking the website as you may not be receiving messages in your inbox.

  • 0 Umpires Needed for EH Academy Centres

    There are a number of England Hockey Academy Centre events coming up, for which Essex needs to provide umpires. All dates umpires are needed for are below. If you are available to umpire can you please let Mick Pullin know ASAP on   Events umpires are required for: Sunday 3rd March - Under 15 Boys @ Old Loughts Sunday 3rd March - Under 13 Girls @ Haileybury Sunday 17th March - Under 16/17 Boys @ Old Loughts Sunday 31st March - Under 14 Boys @ Redbridge

  • 0 GB & England Hockey Concussion Policy

    • General
    • by Administrator
    • 01-02-2019

    GB & England Hockey takes player welfare seriously and has been a primary supporter of the2008, 2012 and 2016 Concussion in Sport Consensus Meetings. These meetings bringtogether the world experts in concussion every four years to review the current evidencesurrounding concussion. Following a Consensus Conference, a position paper (ConsensusStatement) is developed summarizing the current evidence based on knowledge in the areaof concussion. This concussion guideline has been updated to reflect the principles agreed following the2016 Concussion Consensus conference. These guidelines are designed to be used byMedical Practitioners and approved healthcare professionals. All other parties involved inconcussion management should refer to the guidelines for non-approved healthcareprofessionals and General Public.   These Guidelines are meant to ensure that players who suffer concussion are managedeffectively to protect their short and long-term health and welfare. Scientific knowledge in the field of concussion is constantly evolving and the consensus process and scientific meetings will make sure that the guidelines keep pace with these changes.   A number of documents are available for download below: - Concussion Policy (Updated November 2018) - Concussion guidelines for Parents and Coaches (2019) - Appendix 1 - Adult SCAT 5 2017 - Appendix 2 - Child SCAT 5 2017

  • 0 EHUA & EWHL System Upgrades

    • Website
    • by Administrator
    • 02-01-2019

    As you're probably aware, the Essex Women's Hockey League and Essex Hockey Umpiring Association systems received an update over the Christmas Period.  All registered club contacts were emailed with how to use the new system, but it would appear a lot of the contacts are no longer administrators for the designated club. If you are a club administrator, but have not received an email about the new system, please get in touch with the Essex Hockey Webmaster who will be able to add you to the appropriate club. More information about the update can be found below. In the Club Administration Area: Club Webmaster Each club will have a "club webmaster". Whatever happens, this person will always have access to all functions in the club administration area. This person will be able to set the access rights for all other club administrators (see below). As part of the conversion process, we will set your initial club webmaster (typically the club secretary) Full Access Rights System Critically, for the first time, access to functions in the club administration area can be set by function and by team for each administrator. This means that the club administration area can be significantly simplified for administrators who only perform certain tasks and, for example, all of the functions for one gender of the club do not get in the way of the other gender seeing what they need to do. Immediate Changes Changes to club contacts and team contacts will no longer need to be approved by an administrator. They will take effect and be shown immediately, in accordance with the person's chosen privacy settings. Adding a Link to an Individual You will be able to add a link to a person as a club contact, team contact or potential administrator. The process will automatically trigger emails to go to that person to get them to register/confirm as a recorded person on the system. Everyone will now have access to the personal area, and access to the club administration area will be via the personal area. In the Personal Area: Better control of your contact information There are now three options you can set for each item of contact information you provide (email address, home phone number, work phone number and mobile phone number. For each item you can choose the level of privacy you want. The options are explained in the personal area. Immediate Changes Changes to your contact details will no longer be approved by an administrator. They will take effect immediately and shown in accordance with your privacy settings. Personal Changes History In your personal area, there will is a new report showing every item of information that has been changed in your records, showing the item, the change, who changed it and when it was changed. Option to use a Club Email Address If you have an email address that is provided by your club (e.g., you can opt to use that for all club related emails. Mobile Support Most importantly, and the biggest upgrade the system has had, the personal area (now incorporating the club administration area) will be fully mobile and small screen device friendly. The system will recognize the size of the device being used and display all information differently based on that size. Going even further, the order that items appear will change depending on the device being used and the day of the week, giving all the information about a game today (if there is one) at the top of the screen. The changes for mobile support cannot be implemented as part of these initial changes, but will be in the next release in about six weeks's time.

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