Thursday, May 26, 2022

Hockey Coaching: The art of the great drill

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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.

After raising the idea in my last column that it might be a good idea to reunite drills and gameplay, one comment in particular stood out. 

“But how did we get here?”

The answer sees me come to the defence of England Hockey. Well, sort of.

For those that can remember, the current obsession with gameplay as the cure for all woes came on the back of an era of young players being led through a much darker chapter. For want of a better name, let’s call them the “V-Drag Generation”.

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