Great Britain Hockey 93026 GBH Talent Development Framework Booklet - Page 3

Introduction For Hockey across Great Britain, we have developed a clear and consistent understanding of the key underpinning characteristics of world-leading hockey players, which we call the ‘End in Mind’. This profile underpins our talent and performance pathway design and delivery, along with our Coach Development programmes across Great Britain. As we look to the future, it is imperative that we build on the success to date and maximise the number and impact of medals won. To do so, we need to ensure the development of a greater breadth and depth of hockey players capable of delivering sustained medal success in 2024, 2028 and beyond. To guide how the sport, practitioners and coaches develop this next generation of hockey players, both on and off the pitch, Great Britain Hockey have developed a Talent Development Framework to: • Provide a common language for the development of players through the talent pathway across Great Britain. • Allow for a shared understanding to guide player development. • Empower coaches to become the architects of learning environments. • Offer a reference point for decision-making in the design of coaching practices, training sessions, and development environments. 3