About the Midlands Regional Performance Centres

Within the Midlands, there are two Junior Regional Performance Centres (JRPCs) run on an annual basis in line with the England Hockey Single System Centralised Calendar.

The Birmingham Lynx and Nottingham Lynx are managed by the Midlands Junior Regional Performance Group (MJRPG). For more information about the Locations of the Centres, click here.

The JRPCs run using the following format:

  • At the end of the JAC Match stage, players are recommended by their JACs (usually the old Counties) to attend JRPC assessment.
  • Players attend an initial assessment, and are selected to attend a programme of training at the relevant Centre (determined by proximity of home address to location) - this training stage is referred to as Tier 1.
  • From those players who have attended the Tier 1 stage, squads are selected of players who will play as part of their Centre's Lynx side in a set of competitive matches - these are referred to as the Tier 1 Cluster Competitions.
  • N.B. ALL players who attended Tier 1, regardless of whether they get selected for Tier 2 or not, should NOT attend the JDC stages of the Single System for that year, as they will be automatically recommended for JAC assessment.
  • Within Tier 1, players will then be assessed within this Cluster Competition between the 3 Lynx Centres e.g. Birmingham, Nottingham, and Oxford - which is not managed by the MJRPG - for inclusion within the next stage - Tier 2.
  • For U15 and U17 - the next stage is High Performance Camps (Hi-PACs)
  • For U16 and U18 - the next stage is Futures Cup; those selected for Tier 2 at these age groups, will then be invited for final Preparation/Selection days prior to the Futures Cup

The dates and delivery of both Tier 1 and Tier 2 are co-ordinated and managed by the MJRPG BUT assessments of players are carried out by the Centrally Contracted Coaches (CCCs) who are all appointed by England Hockey.

MJRPG will provide the mechanism for and provision of information around training, assessment and matches, as well as the feedback that will be provided to all players at the various stages via this website.

If you have any questions about how the JRPCs are run, then please do not hesitate to Get in Touch - though please note that any decisions relating to selection and/or de-selection are nothing to do with the MJRPG.

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