MT13 Principles

Ever wondered why we are called MT13? 

The “MT” initials represent our founder and director’s name - Matt Taylor. He’s our hockey guru and Hockey Performance Director.

‘13’ was the number of his shirt when he represented England; but it’s also the number of Hockey Principles we believe in. These principles  are unique to us and form the foundation of the culture that underpins everything we do.



1. TRY

Imagine and have the confidence to try, fail, and try again 

2. HELP

Small things count as much as large things 

3. EXPLORE

You never know what good things you might find out

4. SHARE

The more you share the more you gain 

5. LEARN

Learn and be prepared to practice the basics in whatever you do

6. DO

Don't worry, just do 

7. CREATE

Imagine, think, have ideas and try them out 

8. INCLUDE

Achieve things together, being generous towards others

9. ENCOURAGE

Be generous with your praise, it means a lot

10. INNOVATE

Your ideas count, be the one that helps get things going 

11. COACH

If you help someone get better, you will always get better yourself

12. SUCCEED

Success is a journey



13. ENJOY

The most important thing in the world