AVON SCHOOLS & YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org