England Hockey GMS
England Hockey Game Management System (GMS)
England Hockey are introducing a new Game Management System (GMS), designed to bring together all hockey leagues under one structure & on one website. This includes digitising match sheets (removing paper ones) & only having to enter match scores on one website, alongside allocating umpires all under one roof.
The plan was to have the entire website ready to go for the beginning of the 2021/2022 season, but it doesn't look like that is now going to happen. We know that national league teams (our men's and women's 1's) will need to use GMS in the short term (for their first league game onwards), however we don't know exactly when our other teams will switch over to using GMS. You can access GMS via the following link (N.B. This is not the correct link for those listed below to sign up with): https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk/
We are waiting on West hockey confirming what is expected of our teams in west leagues (all bar our 1's teams) with respect to match sheets in the short term so please bear with us on this.
Currently the ony people who should be registered on GMS are as follows:
- National league squad players
- Club admins (including fixtures secs, umpire secs, club captains etc)
- Team captains (please sign up as players)
If any of the above categories apply to you but you haven't managed to sign up yet, please talk to your club captain & they will give you the link to be able to sign up ASAP.
Eventually, all Isca players that will play either league hockey or junior competitions will need to sign up to GMS. However, at the moment we are prioritising our national league players in line with England Hockey guidance.
We will let you know when we expect all other players to sign up to GMS.
In the short term, you can find out more about what will be expected of you with respect to GMS here: https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/play/gms-player.
If you want to know more about your upcoming fixtures, you can find this info out via this link: https://gms.englandhockey.co.uk/
If you are a team captain, once you have signed up to GMS (as a player via a link from your club captain), you should be assigned as a "Team Admin" to the appropriate team. Thereafter you should be able to use the system to find out all the info you need - please read through this webpage (https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/deliver/gms-team) & watch the training video for Team Admins: https://www.youtube.com/embed/n2JuZK-1qlk
Isca & UoE captains
With respect to using clubbuzz & GMS in tandem, we will select players on a Tuesday via a selection meeting & notify them via Cubbuzz; and pre-populate match sheets and confirm them after each match via GMS.
This will be the process for our women's 1's squad from the 25th Sept. For all other women's teams, we are waiting on West Hockey telling us what to do about match sheets prior to GMS working properly for these teams.
We will update this webpage as we find out more from England Hockey over the coming weeks.