Talent Development Framework

Talent Development Framework\

The Talent Development Framework is based on the premise that development emerges from the interaction between the player(s), the environment they are in and the way the game is played and taught - Player, Environment, & Game.

The Player and their unique physical and mental capabilities are at the heart of their hockey DNA.

These qalities are reinforced, supported and developed by the  learning envinronment.

Fostered by coaches on and off the pitch, that enables players to acquire the onfield attributes and characteristics to play the game of hockey.

PLAYER: Looking to develop players that are:

  • Fast
  • Physically, mentally & emotionally durable
  • Physically literate
  • Intelligent trainers
  • Self managers
  • Motivated & driven
  • Able to cope with pressure
  • Self-aware learners
  • Able to work with others

ENVIRONMENT:  Contextually appropriate learning environment:

Golden Thread



Attacking Principles: The best option to go forwad and score

  • Carry the ball to go forward
  • Moving the ball to go forward
  • Goal scoring

Defensive Principles: Best option to deny their go-forward

  • Apply pressure on receiving
  • Deny space
  • Win the ball back

You can discover more about the Talent Development Framework and how we coach here: GB Hockey TDF

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