Junior Development and Academy Centres

May 2019 – March/April 2020

Opportunity for Hockey Coaches and Managers

For 2019 – 2020 Avon Junior Hockey Association is seeking to appoint a number

of Coaches and Managers to work at its Development Centres and Academy

Centres. The Development Centres and Academy Centres are the 1 st levels of the

England Hockey Player Pathway.

For 2019-2020 there will be Development Centres at U14 age group. These will run

in May and June with a competition for selection to Academy Centres for the U14

age group in June. U15 girls and boys also have a Development Centre in April to

May with 3 sessions.

For U16 and U17 nominated players will be invited to attend a trial. Date to be

confirmed. From this trial 25-30 players, including Goal keepers will be selected to

attend Academy Centres from September/October to March/April 2020.

Development Centre and Academy Centre coaches will be needed to cover the

Bristol and Bath (Only at U14 age group and U15 Girls and boys age group) areas.

We are also really keen to help develop our GKs, so if you are a GK coach, please


The Development Centres and Academy Centres represent an excellent opportunity

for all hockey coaches to work in both leading and assisting roles.

The Commitment

Development Centres – 5 x 2hrs Sessions plus Competition in May/June 2019

(U14s). 3 x 2hrs sessions in May/June 2019 (U15s).

Academy Centres – 4 x 2hrs Sessions plus Competition in October/November 2018

and 4 x 2hrs sessions plus competition in March/April 2019.

These sessions usually take place on a Friday evening from 6pm/6.15pm –


Qualifications: The Avon Junior Hockey Association seeks to involve all coaches

who have the potential to coach at the higher level. We would expect a minimum

qualification of Level 1 or a commitment to gaining a Level 1 and a verifiable

commitment to the Level 2 for Assistant coaches and Level 2 or above for Lead

coaches. A current First Aid Certificate and a current Child Protection Certificate are

required and all coaches would be subject to an Enhanced DBS check (through

England Hockey). Avon Hockey will pay for these checks to be completed.

Payments & Expenses

All coaches contracted to the Development Centres and Academy Centres will

receive payments based on their qualifications and role on a per session/hourly rate.

Unqualified coaches – £18 per session

Level 1 coaches – £20 per hour

Level 2 coaches – £25 per hour

Level 3 coaches – £30 per hour

Managers – £15 per session

In addition to payments there is also funding available for Level 1 / 2 /3 courses to

any coach who wishes to develop subject to a commitment to coaching at the

Development Centres and Academy Centres.

Please send your expression of interest and CV to the

Avon Chair, Val Shipsey at: [email protected]

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