Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Hockey tips from the top: The passing game

Improve your game with our key tips from the top players and coaches. Here, we look at defending, passing and how to push better.

Lizzie Neal’s defence

Initially, I struggled coming into the Great Britain programme as I found the players really quick and able to dart the ball past me without being able to stay in the contest. I’ve focused now in staying mobile and running with the player and being up to pace with the opponent. Even if they’re quicker, I try to put a little jab in, moving my feet, not diving in and not trying to stick tackle when the ball is in the air.

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