Saturday, April 20, 2024

Alyson Annan

One of the most successful coaches in history, Alyson led the Dutch women’s team to silver at the Rio Olympics and most recently to gold at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Alyson Annan: My top 5 hockey coaches

Over the last 35 years our columnist has experienced many different coaches in many various forms As a player, I only had a few different...

My tip to coaches and parents? Try and take a different look upon winning

I was surfing the internet for some inspiration and found this quote. I don’t know who said it, so apologies to who did, but...

FIH Hockey Pro League: Does it make sense to hold on to a concept that costs so much?

Last week the new programme for the FIH Pro League was published. A fourth edition and fourth change to the Pro League format. Are we...

Alyson Annan: Hockey World Cup recap, the good, the bad and the ugly 

Having being part of a number of World Cups and being in international hockey now for almost 30 years now this World Cup is...

Hockey World Cup with a difference: Two countries, rest days, weather and scouting

The opening match will see hosts Spain taking on Canada, on July 1, in Terrassa. Full fixtures and match schedule are here.All The Hockey Paper's...

Alyson Annan: My top five women’s hockey players of all time

Having seen them play, played alongside, against or coached, our columnist has whittled a powerhouse list down to her top five women's players. It...

Alyson Annan: Why coaches shouldn’t overtrain their teams, fresh is better than fit

As our sport evolves, the game is becoming increasingly faster. Rule changes, technology and equipment have changed the speed of our game. Not to...

We need to spend more time on how to identify athletes with potential over talent

Being consistently good makes you great. Relying on your talent doesn't, says Alyson Annan   Talented athletes are a commonly discussed topic amongst coaches and parents....