We now feel that we are ready to launch a plan for the Derbyshire Academy training for the next few months, although we don’t yet know what, if anything, will be possible in terms of fixtures.

There still is a lot of admin to put in place in order to comply with Covid guidelines, and details may change as guidance changes.

ALL players will need to sign up to the England Hockey Participation Agreement, as soon as possible, prior to attending any training sessions (In Q2, select option 4 to find Derbyshire DC & AC). If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Sarah, who is our Covid Officer.

To take part in any Player Pathway activities you must be registered on the EH Player Pathway website

AC Age Groups for season 2020-21:

  • U13 - Born in 2009 or 2008 (2010 applies to DC only)
  • U14 - Born in 2007
  • U15 - Born in 2006
  • U16 - Born in 2005
  • U17 - Born in 2004

Provisional Dates:

  1. Sun 4th Oct @ Belper (including new player assessment)
  2. Sun 18th Oct @ The Ellis Astro, Shobnall (including new player assessment)
  3. Sun 1st Nov @ The Ellis Astro, Shobnall
  4. Sun 22nd Nov @ The Ellis Astro, Shobnall
  5. Sun 10th Jan 2021 @ Belper 
  6. Sun 17th Jan 2021 @ The Ellis Astro, Shobnall

Everything is Covid dependant of course!! Please check regularly for any changes.

Sessions will be limited to 30 per group, including coach(es). Priority will be given to players already active on the Player Pathway.

New players will be assessed at the first two sessions.

AC Training - 20Sept2020

Download the coaching schedule here: AC Training V2 - 20Sept2020

In order to comply with COVID guidelines and facility hire Ts&Cs, we will need to know IN ADVANCE who is taking part the the Derbyshire AC this season and who will be attending the first session at BELPER on 4th Oct.

Additional information for Parents and Players for training sessions at Belper: On the Day at Belper

Fees to be paid in advance:

£60 for the block of 6 sessions to be paid via BACS to Sort Code: 40-15-20; Account Number: 52046415. Please use reference: Age group Initial Surname eg.   U15B M Abel

(New players should pay the fees and you will be refunded if, for whatever reason you do not continue after the first two sessions) 

Self Screening:

All players, officials, volunteers and spectators must undergo a self-assessment for any symptoms. No-one should leave home to participate in any form of hockey if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following: 

  • A high temperature (above 37.8C); 
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste 

This check should carried out before each hockey session 


Session Register:

Please arrive 10 mins before your session start time and wait in the designated area. On arrival you must sign in with the Coach or Manager.

By signing in you are confirming you have completed the Self Screen Check above and your attendance is being logged. This sign-in register information will be submitted to England Hockey and held by the DHA for 21 days as part of the Track and Trace procedures.



No special kit is required for training, however, no School or Club kit should be worn.

Hoodies and shower jackets can be ordered HERE

Socks can be purcahsed at training sessions.

Players will should bring the following, but please keep bags to a minimum:

  • Stick
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield
  • Water bottle
  • Spare white t shirt
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Medication (inhalers,etc)

and are advised to bring their own personal first aid kit and hand sanitiser where possible.

Bags must be placed socially distanced at pitchside

There must be clear labelling of water bottles/jackets/hand sanitiser/etc and these must not be shared or used by anyone else. 

Hand sanitiser should be used at the start and the end of the session, as a minimum.



Once Academy has started, your first point of contact should be your Academy Manager who we hope you will be able to meet at the first training session.


If you have any questions please contact Judy or Sarah

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