Sunday, April 14, 2024

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.

‘My word!’: Why I’m still talking about Brendan Creed’s Euro Hockey moment

The trouble with sporting folklore and legend is that you almost certainly need to win. Stories that stand the test of time do so because...

Hockey Pro League: PCs, aerials and state of the nations

Todd Williams assesses the international scene and current game trends after Great Britain's second weekend of FIH Pro League action Circle entry blues The strength, speed...

Commonwealth Games Hockey: How England can beat Australia men, unbeaten since 1998

Our columnist runs the rule over world No 1 Australia and how England men can beat the Kookaburras, who haven’t lost a match at...

Hockey’s penalty corner: could we add two penalty stroke spots?

Earlier this week, our columnist laid out the path for potential changes to the penalty corner by hockey's decision makers. Here, he throws out...

Penalty Corners: Keep the good, ditch the bad, keep it logical and simple

Every once in a while I get the opportunity to do some colour, co-commentary work and, as you could imagine, it’s hugely enjoyable. One...

Hockey Coaching: Drills repetition and performing in gameplay

Imagination inspires creativity. Over the years I've seen all sorts of things on the hockey pitch from tyres to rubbish bins, rebound nets, tackle...

Hockey Coaching: The art of the great drill

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

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

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...