Men’s​ ​National​ ​Team​ ​Programme

Inline Hockey Ireland is committed to improving the level of play of inline hockey in Ireland. A key element to this is the successful implementation of a National Men's Programme. This programme is designed to give the best chance of success for Ireland on the international stage,​ ​while​ ​also​ ​giving​ ​junior​ ​players​ ​something​ ​to​ ​strive​ ​for.


Structure​ ​of​ ​Programme

Each season, there will be open tryouts held in either August or September. Any player that meets the eligibility criteria will be able to attend, but players must be registered to IHI for insurance purposes. Players could also be invited to join the training squad based on strong domestic​ ​play​ ​or​ ​an​ ​unable​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​trial​ ​application.


Following tryouts, a training squad will be selected which will then have regular training sessions throughout the year with more regular training after the season ends in the build up to summer competitions,​ ​with​ ​the​ ​2018​ ​target​ ​being​ ​the​ ​IIHF​ ​European​ ​Qualifier.


Player​ ​Eligibility

Players must be a minimum of 15 by January in the year of competition, so for 2018 competitions​ ​players​ ​must​ ​be​ ​born​ ​on​ ​01/01/2003​ ​or​ ​earlier. Players​ ​must​ ​either​ ​hold​ ​an​ ​Irish​ ​passport​ ​or​ ​be​ ​eligible​ ​for​ ​an​ ​Irish​ ​passport. For information on whether you are elegible for an Irish Passport through birth, descent or naturalisation​ ​please​ ​visit,​ ​http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/irish_citizenship/


Costs

As inline hockey is not yet recognised by Sport Ireland we receive no financial assistance from the government. This means that all costs have to be funded by ourselves. We are committed to financially assisting as much as possible, but we need to be economically sustainable. Therefore majority of costs will fall on the players and their families. However, we will organise fundraising events and source as many sponsors as possible to ensure this cost is kept to a minimum.


Management​ ​Team

Team​ ​Manager​ ​-​ ​Eduards​ ​Bartkevics

Head​ ​Coach​ ​-​ ​James​ ​Glover

Assistant Coach/Consultant Coach - Dave Hammond


Current​ ​Squad

TBC