Information for parents

Learning Environment

Academy Centres aim to create the best learning environment as the foundation for player development, which England Hockey calls the “Golden Thread”.   Coaches are responsible for creating sessions that touch on the following five areas:

Golden Thread

Each session should:

  • Be based on a national development theme
  • Include a number of progressions
  • Be followed with key questions for the players
  • Allow for adaptations for age and ability
  • Reflect the Golden Thread

Player Qualities

Academies look to develop players that are:

Player Qualities


Motivated & Driven

Physically, Mentally & Emotionally Durable

Able to Cope With Pressure                   

Physically Literate

Self-Aware Learners

Intelligent Trainer

Able to work with Others




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