Nike Lorenz, current German Captain joins Project 13. Nike will join us in delivering parts of Project 13 from September 2021 through to June 2022. Nike comes with a wealth of experience both as a player and a coach. She has been nominated for the FIH Rising Star Award on 3 occasions, just captained the German National Squad at the Tokyo Olympic games (aged just 24) and won most valuable player in the US college system in 2018 whilst she was studying at the University of Maryland.
Monthly 1-1 Sessions
These will take place at The Home and the time slots will be communicated shortly.
Small Group Elite Sessions / Match Play in The Home
These will be delivered by Matt Taylor and Martin Jones and will take place on the following times and dates:
U16: 2-4pm U18: 4.30-6.30pm
Friday 29th October Friday 17th December Friday 18th Feb Friday 8th April Friday 3rd June Friday 22nd July
Match Play (Nottingham Hockey Centre) Whilst we constantly work on players technical skill its equally as important that we improve players tactical understanding. So we have introduced match play to Project and Academy 13, we then have footage for analysis purposes. U16: 2pm vs UoN Squads U18: 3.45pm vs UoN Squads
Thursday 21st October Monday 14th February Thursday 2nd June
Filmed, clipped and GPS Trackers
Online Tactics Sessions
The online tactics sessions will continue, and we will start to use the footage that we generate form the game play sessions as well as international footage to illustrate tactical considerations.
Sunday 29th August Sunday 26th September Sunday 31st October Sunday 28th November Sunday 2nd January Sunday 30th January Sunday 27th February Sunday 27th March Sunday 24th April Sunday 29th May Sunday 26th June Sunday 24th July
Coached by the Best @ The Home
Adam Commens, Performance Director of Hockey Belgium ,will join Tails at the Home to led 2 x Masterclass Sessions. Adam has been present with Hockey Belgium since 2007 and took them to their first qualification at an Olympic Games in 32 years in 2008. Their goal was to medal by 2016. In London 2012 - 5th, In Rio in 2016 – Silver and Tokyo 2021 – Gold and world Number 1. Adam will put all project and academy players through their paces during their 90 minute session.
Wednesday 10th November (U12 and U14 7-8.30pm) Thursday 11th November (U16 & U18 8-9.30pm)
Physical Conditioning Packet
We have rewritten a series of tests that players will need to complete over the next 3 weeks. On the backof these tests’ players will then be sent their conditioning packet which is tailored to them.
Packet 1: Mid September – December Packet 2: January – April Packet 3: May – August
Reports with School Coach / Club Coach
Half Termly Reports, 2 per season, will be sent out to players school and or club coach at the following intervals;
w/c 1st November w/c 7th February
Coaches will also be copied into all Hudl clips so they are in the loop with regards to players development.
MT13 Player Assessment
Most players have now completed their Tactical, Technical andPsychologicalAssessment. These assessments will be used to shape our delivery of the various activity over the next 12 months. For example, the areas where players scored low in the technical assessment will then become the focus points for the 1-1 sessions and the areas where players scored low on the tactical assessment will become a focus point for monthly online sessions.
Training with UoN Squads
Selected players from the project 13 (u18 squad) will have opportunity to train with the university squads throughout the season. At present we’re looking at creating 4 sessions during the season. Dates will be confirmed shortly.
The new website should hopefully be live in the next 4-6 weeks. Players will have their own area on the website where we will load clips which are relevant for them. For example,isif Tails spots a nice bit of re-positioning in midfield it will be clipped and added to the midfielders’ accounts. Players will also be the only ones with full access to all of the technical videos for developing the perfect techniques. These video’s will be accessible to coaches to purchase through the new website.
Online Coach Education
In partnership with adidas, MT13 are delivering a Coach Education Programme for the US Universities and Colleges. All footage captured during Academy and Project 13 sessions could be used to illustrate specific coaching matters. If anyoneobjects to this, please get in touch. Some of the small group sessions could be delivered live online but players would be given advancednotice about this.
The Home Developments
The home is now nearly 100% complete. The giant whiteboard is on delay due to supply issue but hopefully will arrive in October and the Camera needs a lead fitting to make sure it can be utilised as we wish, which should be completed in the next few days.