Project 13

Nike Lorenz

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 back of 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 and Psychological Assessment. 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.

New Website 
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, is if 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 anyone objects to this, please get in touch. Some of the small group sessions could be delivered live online but players would be given advanced notice 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.