Player Pathway (Squads)
U12 to U14 age groups.
Borders Hockey Junior Development Centres (JDCs) local training centres for JDCs can be accessed through nominations from schools, clubs or Junior Development Coaches.
After playing for a club or school, attending a JDC is the next step on hockey’s player pathway. The coach or teacher can nominate a player to attend if they think it is appropriate for the player’s development.
Under 13 and Under 14 Age group squads
This selection of the U13 and U14 age groups and the resulting squad centres will run from September to November when further assessment and selection by the Hockey Development Officers and Coaches will combine the U13 and U14 age group.
Those selected will receive another 6 weeks of training before the cut is made to select the U14 mixed squad who will represent the Borders in the Inter District Competition at the end of May.
This will give the coaches ample opportunity to see all players for a number of weeks so that they can make accurate assessment of the players ability and potential.