Coach John Peacock and his squad have been the first to take advantage of the Football Association's magnificent new training complex at St George's Park.
The site will eventually play host to all England's representative teams, including - from October - Hodgson's senior side.
It is a facility the FA intend will revolutionise coaching in England.
But on Wednesday, at the nearby Pirelli Stadium, Hodgson delivered a sermon that has been repeated countless times to young players down the years.
"I wished them well and told them they were very fortunate to be able to practice and prepare for matches in such a wonderful environment," Hodgson said.
"I hope they are going to be coming here a lot with the Under-17s and hopefully the Under-21s and the senior team.
"I made it clear that they are in a very privileged position and that they shouldn't believe they have actually arrived yet because if you're an elite player at under-17 (level) there's still a lot of hard work to do before you can consider yourself an elite player at under-25 and a full international.
"They have taken the first steps and all I can do is wish them well in their careers and hope they can profit from the great facilities on offer here."