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Tier 4 - Latest Updates

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

The latest news includes the changes to the training schedules whilst we are in Tier 4 and updates on the plans for the second half of the season for the Fylde Junior Hockey Academy

Training Schedules:

Now we have moved into Tier 4, there will be no hockey for those of us over the age of 18 until we move back to Tier 3.

However, for those under the age of 18 hockey can continue. As a result we have reviewed our training programme ( again!) and designed a temporary programme for the duration of the tier 4 restrictions. This will enable U18s to continue to train in a Covid safe environment.

The junior sessions will now run on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and also on Saturday afternoons. You should have been notified of which session is relevant to you via Teamo. The training timetable has been updated on the website too. If you are unsure please contact either your captain or Junior Club captain.

When you visit FSEC next week there is a new one-way system in place to support the COVID safe procedures. Please enter through the large Hockey gate to the left of the FSEC entrance, and exit through the Football gate. This avoids the need to go into the centre itself. Please remember to continue to sign into the relevant training session on the Teamo app.

We plan to return to our 'business as usual' training programme where adults can train, once the restrictions allow.

The Fylde Junior Hockey Academy

The Junior Hockey Academy is planned to run for the next 17 weeks starting from Tuesday 5th January and expected to finish w/c 26th April 2021.

The Academy coaching programme aims to inspire, grow and develop our young hockey players by providing the right balance of support, guidance and challenge. At the heart of the Fylde Coaching framework used by all our coaches are 4 coaching themes;

· Technical - building their skills and expertise to continually stretch and develop their technical ability

· Tactical - developing their game play understanding and decision making to obtain best possible advantage on the pitch

· Physical - growing their physical robustness in a considered and appropriate way to consistently perform to the best of their ability

· Psychological - Supporting them to manage their thinking and develop their awareness of their impact, building leadership skills both on and off the pitch

Our team of Junior performance coaches is led by Chris Simcock, Head of Performance, and supported by Ali Ghazanfar, former Pakistani International, Olympian and Ladies 1XI performance coach.

Chris Simcock- Head of Coaching and Performance said;

'Over the coming weeks we hope to see our Junior Hockey Academy players at Mill Farm enjoying their hockey and growing in confidence each week. It's important that we provide an environment where they can develop a good understanding of the game and with our support, can apply the skills required to succeed.’


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