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Why hockey drills are (part of) the best way to learn the sport

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Todd Williams
Todd Williams
Todd Williams is a former Australian international, the hockey professional at Magdalen College School in Oxford and was a Premier League coach for over 12 seasons with Hampstead and Westminster, Slough Ladies and Surbiton.

In the third part of a special series on junior hockey coaching, TODD WILLIAMS says importance of technical development through drills can’t be underestimated

If you’ve happened to read my last couple of columns, you may have noticed some references to the way England Hockey expects the game to be coached. 

I specifically refer to things like the “nonsense” that is telling people that “drills aren’t the best way to learn”. And just so it’s clear, that line is one of the opening sentences of England Hockey’s “Golden Thread” of coaching.

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