Tuesday, July 5, 2022

School of hard knocks? Why it’s time to protect our youngsters on the hockey pitch

Potentially our most vulnerable and most valuable team-mates are not being protected on the field of play

Teenagers trudging off the pitch at the end of a league match with blood running down their knees, elbows or clutching an ice pack to their head or shoulder has become a regular sight in hockey.

Many squads throughout the levels have junior players within them and quite rightly take immense pride in their development of young players. For some smaller or more provincial clubs, one of the only impacts that they can have on the upper echelons of the sport is in the advancement of talented juniors as they start on their hockey journey.

Continue reading...

Access all our premium content from as little as 12p per day!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

Do you agree? Join our forum for free and keep the discussion going

1 COMMENT

  1. I agree – otherwise we will loose the skill and those players will leave to sport and our talent pool will be made up of those who don’t develop skill / don’t use it as they are to afraid of getting hurt at the lower level – difficult problem to solve !

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Hockey Matters: Has BT Sport broadened appeal of the sport in England?

Amsterdam -- Is English hockey getting value for its TV deal with BT Sport? The broadcaster holds the rights...

More Articles Like This