Sunday, 28 February 2010

Good day as JAC takes place in Blackpool

The first day of the Girl's JAC took place today in Blackpool.
Much was achieved with the emphasis on developing skill and inderstanding and less on selecting a team.
Each player is assessed against their ability to use the skill in practice and in the game.
We will select teams for the performance phase which starts on the 28th March on the 21st March.

On the 7th March we revert to the normal pattern with U13s and U16/U17 at 10.00am with the U14/U15 at 1.30pm.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sunday 28th February Girl's JAC Stanley Park Blackpool

We are running the cancelled Girl's JAC from last week on Sunday 28th February at the following times.

U16/U17 start time 10.00am - 1.00pm
U13 Start time 1.30pm - 4.30pm
U14/U15 Start Time 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Email to this effect was sent Tuesday evening.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Snow again causes cancellation

The U13/14/15/16/17 Grls' sessions are all cancelled at Stanley Park Blackpool due to snow which fell overnight and is expected to continue until noon.

We will see if we can run this session next week and information will be published on the blog plus  email.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Sunday 21st February - Start of Girl's Programme - Stanley Park.

On Sunday we expect to see at 9.45am the U13 group from before Christmas who have two sessions left the 21st Feb and the 7th March. During the week after the 7th March we will announce the squad to play on the 28th March and the 25th April through this blog.

On Sunday the U16/U17 group will meet at 9.45am followed by the U14/U15 group at 1.30pm. Each session is 3 hours long. The sessions for these groups are the 21st Feb, the 7th and 21st March. Please note the selection will take place on the 21st March for all these squads and the competition takes place on the 28th March and the 25th April. Again information on selection will be announced on this blog by Tuesday evening the 23rd March. 

If any of the five squads wins through to the final playoffs against the NE these will take place on the 2nd May.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Third Boy's Session completed.

On Sunday the third Boy's session took place at Preston H.C. for the Lancashire Junior Academy Centre.
We have entered three teams in the competition phase that starts on the 28th March. The teams will be U17, U15 and U13. This will enable all ages to be represented with selection from two age groups in each team.
The last session on the 14th March will include selection into the squads to play in the regional competitions.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


The final two sessions of coaching for the Lancashire JAC programme are the 14th February and the 14th March.
Please note the two dates that boys need to be available for competition if selected are Sunday 28th March and Sunday 25th April.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Boy's JAC takes place at Preston

Day 2 of the Boy's JAC took place in good weather on Sunday at Preston Hockey Club. The session focussed on defending skills and tackling. The goalkeepers had their normal hard session with Mike Power the new GK coach, a goalie at Urmston.
Day 3 is next week the 14th Feb.
It is very important to emphasise that the point of these sessions is to learn the skills required by England Hockey with far less importance placed on the competition. Players who do not attend due to club and school fixtures will stand less chance going forward as the coaches will not be able to assess them for  the JRPC.