Hockey enthusiasts and pros used their initiative to keep up training and their love of the game during the first lockdown. Take some inspiration for lockdown 2.
Looking at drab paving proved too much for Jonathan Forey, who purchased some astro and got his children skills active, with some Disney figures.
£75 for some Astorurf, some wood in my garage to build some rebound boards and I now have a 4m x 3m practice area for the kids to practice some close skills work. @GwentHockeyClub @HockeyWales #StayHomeSaveLives #NHS pic.twitter.com/iUuRdJCw1X
— Jonathan Forey (@forey_forey) April 7, 2020
With GB players locked out of Bisham and training at home, the central programme athletes with garage space have also gone green.
Brilliant from Esme Burge, who has converted her garage into a pitch/gym to ensure she stays sharp over the next few weeks 👏👏
Who will be doing/has done something similar? Send us your pictures/videos! 📸
— Great Britain Hockey (@GBHockey) March 20, 2020
Back in March, all those weeks ago, Ireland’s Nicci Daly’s daily #hockeyathomechallenge went viral.
#socialdistancing skills day 2. Since it went down so well yesterday myself and @alimeeke made a hockey obstacle course using some raw materials. Off ya go kids, get creative! #selfisolation #covid_19 #stayhome #hockeyathomechallenge #createdontcontaminate #Osakahockey @20x20_ie pic.twitter.com/pPewknL9Ku
— Nicci Daly (@NicciDaly22) March 18, 2020
Due credit to coach Jimmy Culnane, who is three weeks into his hockey at home skills challenges. For the archive, click here
Day 22. Starting to tie it all together with pre-scanning and receiving ideas. @SurbitonHigh week 4 is off and running. Enjoy! @Y1Hockey @self_pass #SHSCommunity #SHSTogether #SHSSpirit #SHSHockey 💚🏑 pic.twitter.com/6eSJkZjC1j
— Jimmy Culnane (@jculnane) April 13, 2020
Back to the GB athletes and Tess Howard’s brilliant improvisation videos. From resistance training to striker reactions and garden shooting. Follow here
Not forgetting goalkeepers, top stopper Maddie Hinch has also been posting an array of different keeper techniques from her backyard.
And here is a thread of the best of the rest we have seen in the last few weeks. Keep active, stay isolated.
— David Warner (@DavidWa72669790) March 26, 2020
10 days of CHALLENGE ALEX coming up!
Send me your best home obstacle courses….my favourite one today wins a signed @STXFH bottle.
— Alex Danson MBE (@AlexDanson15) March 26, 2020
Need a buddy to train with? The Blockstar 🎯 has you covered with a safe training option🌟 The Blockstar can be set up on a goal or creatively in your backyard on a fence or wall (with parents’ permission😬) Awesome skills by USA #10 @USAFieldHockey pic.twitter.com/gr4yWFL1F4
— Blockstar Hockey (@BlockstarFH) March 27, 2020
— Austin Smith (@AustinSmith5) November 23, 2016
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