Thursday, May 26, 2022

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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 of a high performing club is a physical preparation programme, which optimises performance whilst mitigating...

Hockey Matters: Bouncing back from injury

In my experience working in a variety of sports, there are three periods when it is toughest for players. No.1 when they’ve lost a game; No.2 when they haven’t been selected, and No. 3 when they are injured.  All...

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 also need to be able to repeat these high-intensity actions over the course of a...

‘Balance is something alot of goalkeepers struggle with’

Surbiton’s Ore Ogunlana talks about how a focus on balance has helped his goalkeeping For me it’s all been about balance this season. When someone has come in to take a shot, it has been about remaining totally balanced. Once...

Winning in hockey: How to mentally prepare for your match

With a structured mental warm-up, we have a far greater chance of being ready to perform and deal with the challenges ahead We all know that for us to perform effectively in a game, we need to physically, and technically...

Developing control skills in hockey

Control Skills are a group of skills used in the game that a player uses to have uncontested control of the ball for the benefit of the team.  Uncontested Control means the player has the time to Look Up and Make a...

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 mention the impact that artificial surfaces are having on the game. They are getting increasingly...

Club hockey coaching feels lethargic in post-Covid world

It feels like the pandemic has had a severe impact on hockey in the smaller clubs. Following on from the original hiatus and uncertainty that occurred during the early stages of the coronavirus crisis, hockey seemed to return to...

Develop hockey goalkeepers – don’t develop ‘a goalkeeper’

Have a group of players develop as goalkeepers and as field players at the same time, says PETER D'CRUZ During the fundamentals learning period for young players in a club or school programme, please don't make the mistake made in...

Hockey mindset: What actions are your team going to take to build robust self-belief?

“If you don’t have belief. You’ll always find a way not to win” -- Carl Lewis  I’ve had the privilege to work alongside numerous professional athletes and their coaches within sport. The consistent area that comes up time and again is...
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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...
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