Sunday, June 16, 2024

Henry Davies

Henry is a man on a mission: to enable hockey players to excel by providing them with the very best training content available. Henry also works for the English Institute of sport.

Hockey Matters: How to increase your acceleration on the pitch

Acceleration is the ‘rate of change of velocity per unit of time’. This is usually assessed with a test such as a 10m sprint...

Hockey Matters: Lower back injury prevention for players

Imagine if you didn’t have to suffer from that niggly lower back pain caused by playing as much hockey as you do. The lower back...

Strength training to improve your hockey drag flick

One of the most impactful skills in hockey is the drag flick, owing to how difficult it is to defend it, and how many...

Hockey Matters: Plyometrics training for players and its benefits

Plyometrics training is training that utilises the stretch shortening cycle of the muscle. This typically involves ground contact times of less than 200 milliseconds....

Hockey Matters: How to approach your pre-season training  

The pre-season is a natural opportunity to develop the physical qualities needed for hockey, whilst total training volumes are lower. This is especially the...

Hockey Matters: Strength and conditioning for the Masters player 

I am going to provide an overview of how to approach strength training as a masters hockey player. In this context, ‘masters’ hockey player...

Hockey Matters: 5 ways you can build a club fitness programme on a budget 

Hockey clubs are always striving to be their best, enabling players to express their individual skills and develop their talent. One of the cornerstones...

Hockey Matters: Strength and conditioning tips for goalkeepers

Hockey goalkeepers have unique requirements, from a technical, physical, psychological and tactical perspective.  Not only do goalkeepers need to be agile, reactive and explosive, they...