Junior Development Centre (JDC) Nominations
Why should you nominate a player to JDC?
JDCs are the next step along the player pathway after playing school/club hockey for players in the U13 to U17 age groups. They are considered the entry point for the Single System development centres. They are designed to give players a chance to have regular, quality training sessions alongside their school/club hockey; giving players an opportunity to develop on their core skills and learn new skills from a different coach with a new group of friends.
Who can nominate a player to JDC?
Clubs, coaches and teachers can nominate players for JDC via the JDC administrator. Most counties invite nominated players to a JDC assessment day before the JDC training to ensure there are approximately the same number of players in each squad for the safety and enjoyment of all involved.
How to nominate a player for JDC?
The process for nominations varies slightly depending on the county, however most County Hockey Associations (CHAs) have nomination forms on their website that are also sent out to schools and clubs in their area. Nomination forms should be completed and returned to the JDC administrator. Deadlines will vary depending on the region you are based in but you should aim to submit names as soon as possible.
Which players should be nominated for JDC?
JDCs are an excellent opportunity for players who are competent in core skills and show potential to develop further. Players do not need to be the next England star to attend a JDC, all players who are keen to develop and improve will benefit from attending a JDC and being nominated to attend a JDC is an excellent achievement in itself.