ELITE RESIDENTIAL CAMP

All of our camps will follow the guidelines given at that time by the Government and England Hockey with regards to Covid-19.

WHAT A CAMP... TWO OF THE HIGHEST RESPECTED COACHES JOIN FORCES!

Headed up by former England international players Matt Taylor and Martin Jones. A challenging camp where players will experience high intensity training load and match play, helping the player to succeed at the highest level.

The Elite Residential Camp is our most challenging camp. Players are put through their paces in a high intensity environment, helping them to succeed at the highest level. 

The camp will be delivered at the state-of-the-art facilities on offer at Repton School, in recent years the school reopened its world class sporting facilities after an a £10m upgrade. As the leading co-educational hockey school in the UK, hockey was a key focus in the re-development and the facilities now include; a blue Olympic-standard Water based pitch, an Indoor facility in which England Hockey choose to host the National Premier League as well as a fixed video system and analysis room overlooking the pitches.

The camp programme is built around the 4 core components of hockey; Technical Skill, Tactical Understanding, Physical Capabilities and Psychological Development. Providing an opportunity for players to develop and advance their game outside of their comfort zone.

Technical Skill and Tactical Understanding is developed through both indoor and outdoor sessions delivered in individual and team context. Players will have at least one 11 a side game each day and squads will be selected prior to the camp and each squad will have a coach and an assistant coach. Performance analysis will be conducted at the end of each game in preparation for the next. 

During the camp there’s a specific focus on strength & conditioning and injury prevention, part of the Physical Capability section, highlighting the importance of fitness and recovery for elite hockey players. 

All players will complete a 20-minute Psychological Assessment. The assessment looks at players Social and Interpersonal Skills, Emotional and Inner Qualities, Performance and Mental Strategies & Personality and attitude characteristics. Players will then be given the breakdown of the score and a critique as to how to use that moving forwards.  

For 2021 we’ve added a new aspect to the Performance Camp; pre-camp assessment. 8 weeks before the camp players will be sent an assessment to complete remotely. The pre-camp assessment will assess players ability to perform core and advanced skills and allow our team of coaches to plan appropriate drills to enable players to move to the next level. 

Upon completion of the camp players will have access to their performance clips via the Analysis Platform - Hudl. These clips, which encompasses both technical skill and tactical understanding, can also be shared with their club and school coach to allow for continued development away from the camp. They will also receive an in-depth report highlighting focus areas and development plans for all 4 core components. 

In addition to the above players will have access to 3 workshops during the camp; 

  • ‘How to succeed at a Performance Centre and beyond’; allowing players to be better equipped to succeed in selection environments. 
  • ‘Hockey and Education’; demonstrating how hockey can help players progress with higher and further education 
  • ‘My Life as an International Hockey Player’; An in-depth presentation from one of GBs Top International players 

All players will receive 2 x MT13 / Adidas Training Tee-Shirts and a Skills Ball. Individual prizes are awarded based on various factors including development, teamwork and sportsmanship. Player of the camp will receive £500 worth of adidas kit. 

To attend the Elite Residential Camp players need to be in a minimum of school year 9 (13+) in September 2021. 

Dates: Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th July 2021

Venue: Repton School

Price: 
Residential £419*
Non Residential £279*

*£99 Deposit to secure your booking

 

COACHES:

Matt Taylor

One of the most coveted coaches in the UK. Matt took Cannock Ladies team, which includes no other than England and GB Captain Hollie Webb, through 6 league promotions into the National Premier League between 2002-2009. Matt then went on to win 2 league titles with Beeston ladies before moving across to the men (Beeston HC) where he won 3 Premier League Championships, the only team at that time to win the league and play-offs in the same year. The club also reached KO8 of the EHL in 2013, narrowly losing to Bloemendaal HC the competitions eventual winners that season. In addition to his club success, Matt has also won BUCs Gold with the University of Nottingham 2015.

He is an ex-England Senior International who is regarded as one of the top domestic hockey coaches, having helped produce over 30 junior internationals and 42 Senior Internationals who have worked under Matt in the last 10 years, of which included 14 players at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

As well as running his own successful coaching company - MT13, Matt is the Director of Hockey at the University of Nottingham. His company has been running successful camps and courses for over 12 years and he has an ever-growing reputation for delivering innovative coaching to Clubs and Schools including Repton, Ratcliffe, Nottingham High School, Nottingham Girls High School, Oakham, Rugby and Bloxham School.

Most recently Matt has headed up a new initiative to work alongside a number of US Colleges to facilitate the placement of elite players into the collegiate hockey system.

 

Martin Jones

A former England and Great Britain International with 118 Caps, Martin played in various International Tournaments including two World Cups (2002 & 2006). As a player with Cannock and Beeston, Martin won the English Premier League eight times and was also named Premier League Player of The Year in 2005.

In his first season as Beeston Men’s 1st XI Coach, in 2011, Martin became the youngest to win the Premier League when he guided the club to their first ever success in the competition, aged 30. This was followed up with another Title two years later. During his time at Beeston working with Matt Taylor, Martin and Matt coached Beeston to three consecutive Quarter-Finals of the European Hockey League.

In recent years, Martin has been Assistant Coach to England U21 Women and England U18 Men. Martin also successfully launched Repton Hockey Club in 2016 which with consistent development is already one of the most successful clubs across the range of age groups and competitions in England. Most notably, Martin is Director of Hockey at Repton School, the most successful school in the history of the English National Schools Competitions. Repton School has won forty-two National Championships, at all age groups, since Martin has been in post and developed a number of medal-winning Olympians and a large number of International Players.

Martin also has experienced coaching school and club sides in Chile as well as spending time running coaching clinics in the US in recent years.