Academy Centre

The Academy Centres this year are revamped from the previous JAC and JRPC as we move to the new England Hockey Player Pathway.

The Performance Centres have run since January with great success. The aim in Somerset, is to run the Academy Centres in a similar way to the Performance Centres to ensure we are developing our young players to give them every opportunity to progress. With this in mind, the numbers at the Academy Centres will be lower than in the previous JAC’s. There will be more training, competition plus workshops available.

To give everyone an idea of the standard, the players that are at the Performance Centres are like the top 4 (ish) players from each age group in each county. These players would have previously been at JRPC. The next 10-12 players from each county that would have previously been at a JRPC will now be at an Academy Centre. This will mean that the standard at AC will be much higher than at the previous JAC.

Further information about the Player Pathway can be found here CLICK HERE

Please click on the relevant tabs below and more information for each subject will be displayed below the tabs.

Oct
7
Sun
Academy Centre Assessment Day for Boys @ King's College Taunton
Oct 7 all-day

All Players who have been selected to attend assessment days have been notified via email.

Oct
21
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Nov
16
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
11
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
22
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
8
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
7
Sun
Academy Centre Assessment Day for Boys @ King's College Taunton
Oct 7 all-day

All Players who have been selected to attend assessment days have been notified via email.

Oct
21
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Nov
16
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
11
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
22
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
8
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
7
Sun
Academy Centre Assessment Day for Boys @ King's College Taunton
Oct 7 all-day

All Players who have been selected to attend assessment days have been notified via email.

Oct
21
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Nov
15
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
10
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
21
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
7
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
7
Sun
Academy Centre Assessment Day for Boys @ King's College Taunton
Oct 7 all-day

All Players who have been selected to attend assessment days have been notified via email.

Oct
21
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Nov
15
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
10
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Feb
21
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
7
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
16
Sun
Academy Centre Assessment Day for Girls @ @ Kings College
Sep 16 all-day

All Players who have been selected to attend assessment days have been notified via email.

Oct
21
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
16
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
11
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Feb
22
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
8
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
16
Sun
Academy Centre Assessment Day for Girls @ @ Kings College
Sep 16 all-day

All Players who have been selected to attend assessment days have been notified via email.

Oct
21
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
16
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
11
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Feb
22
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
8
Fri
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
16
Sun
Academy Centre Assessment Day for Girls @ @ Kings College
Sep 16 all-day

All Players who have been selected to attend assessment days have been notified via email.

Oct
21
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
15
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
10
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Feb
21
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
7
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
16
Sun
Academy Centre Assessment Day for Girls @ @ Kings College
Sep 16 all-day

All Players who have been selected to attend assessment days have been notified via email.

Oct
21
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
15
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
10
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Academy Centre Training Day @ King's College Taunton
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Feb
21
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
7
Thu
Academy Centre Evening Training @ King's College Taunton
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welfare

Our County Welfare Officer is Sheila Burridge. If you have any concerns then please contact her sburridge@live.co.uk

By your child attending the Academy Centre you agree to abide by our England Hockey Code of Behaviour for Spectators and Parents CLICK HERE

Coaching Groups

If you are unable to attend a session then please contact your coach directly. Please give availability to your coach for competition so they are able to plan in advance. The contact details below are for the coach that will remain with the group. There will be a head coach and lead coach that will work as a coaching team between two age groups to give players more access to top level coaches as well as developing our coaching team.