Development, Performance, Players

Do you want to push yourself to the next level? Improve your hockey ability? Then you’re in the right place, as the 360 pathway is set to launch again in September!

The Hockey Wales Player Development Pathway is ready to go again for 2019/20 and with some changes to the programme, it is set to be better than ever before. If you want to improve and take your game further and potentially play for Wales at U16 and U18 level,  then 360 is for you!

For more information on the new changes to the 360 programme this year, you can visit: http://www.hockeywales.org.uk/perform/360-hockey-centres/key-changes-to-the-360-2019-2020-season/

Who is eligible?

If you are a hockey player aged 13-18 and eligible to play for Wales, then sign up (yes, you self-nominate yourself to the programme) and develop your hockey skills in the Welsh pathway.

When can I sign up?

Registration for the 2019/20 360 programme will open on Monday 12th August. Keep an eye out for the link!

With the likes of Jacob Draper, Izzie Howell and Rhys Bradshaw all progressing through the pathway in recent years and now showcasing their talent on the world stage, the 360 programme has a proven record in supporting players to the top of the game. Whether you make it to the top of the game or just want to carry on playing the sport you love, our aim at 360 is to make every player better.

Hockey Wales Coach Developer, Lee Ible, who oversees the 360 programme is looking forward to the new season and is excited to see how the new changes land.

I’ve been involved with 360 at a number of levels over the last 5 or so years. Now leading the programme you really see the impact the programme has on our National Age Groups and player development. It’s also a huge operation, with players and staff totalling in excess of 350 people, across 7 different locations in Wales. It’s an amazing product if I’m honest and what we are trying to do is on the cutting edge of player development and we are informed by the latest research in terms of coaching and how players develop and what they need from a programme at this age.

LEE IBLE, HOCKEY WALES COACH DEVELOPER

He went on to add..

We have made some changes for the new season, moving a centre to a more central location in Mid Wales, Boys and Girls training separately at both Aspire centres are just a few of the more obvious ones. There have also been some more subtle changes that we hope will have a positive impact on the programme. We have listened to feedback and combining that with our own reflections at Hockey Wales, we believe we have a more player centred approach than ever and we are confident that it will be received well by both players and parents alike

LEE IBLE, HOCKEY WALES COACH DEVELOPER
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