Saturday, December 4, 2021

Coaching

Game understanding: Creating opportunities to go forwards

Making Good Decisions is vital to be able to play forwards effectively, especially on outlet. Here, leading coaching company MT13 sets up an exclusive drill looking at going forwards for our readers…. Set Up  3 Players (2 Attackers and 1 Defender) start in a rectangle   2...

‘Authentic leadership has to get the best out of your people’

In an extract from their new book 'Winning Together', Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh explore the theme of leadership Leadership is a never-ending quest, a constant search for better. For some people this concept might seem daunting, like swimming upstream against...

England Hockey: There is a place for every coach with a desire to support young people 

Ed Barney, England Hockey’s performance director, and Heather Williams, head of elite talent development, speak to THP to on the sport’s new talent strategy framework What is the measure of success for the new talent strategy plan? There are some bold...

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 pads, chairs and swimming noodles all somehow providing some added feature to make a drill...

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 stood out.  “But how did we get here?" The answer sees me come to the defence of...

October half-term hockey camps: Elevate your game

Following a review of its summer 2021 camps and in response to feedback from players and parents, MT13 have introduced new revolutionary equipment and have refreshed many of the drills and activities incorporated on our 2 Day Camps. These...

Will there be quality assurances under England Hockey’s new talent framework?

The Hockey Paper has canvassed several coaches and hockey insiders across the UK as the new talent development strategy begins to roll out ahead of 2022 first intakes of Talent Centres. What is the reason for this change? Hockey has been...

Shane McLeod: How Olympic photos and speed dating lifted Red Lions

Shane McLeod, the Kiwi who took Belgium to Olympic hockey gold, has revealed how the Red Lions players turned to a form of speed dating to create an honest environment. McLeod guided Belgium to European, world and Olympic champions, as...

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 to read my last couple of columns, you may have noticed some references to the...

Decision making can align stars with your hockey team

Golf and gardening are two popular pastimes for people of my age - and I am fortunate enough to be able to combine both. Interspersed with the normal challenge of getting the little white ball up the fairway, onto...
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Brilliant Christmas presents for hockey players and children stockings

Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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