Sunday, September 19, 2021

Coaching

How Covid might just have helped junior hockey

In the second part of a special series on junior hockey coaching, TODD WILLIAMS says that drills must now drive sessions over endless gameplay There’s a case to be made to say that coping with Covid has brought the opportunity for...

Is this the process which will help us pass, receive and move better?

In the first part of a special series on junior hockey coaching, TODD WILLIAMS asks why gameplay alone won’t develop players technically Honesty, they say, is the best policy. However, as happily as the word is thrown about in sport,...

Should hockey follow rugby for ‘no winners’ coaching policy?

By Helen Richardson-Walsh | Opinion Here’s a question for you; given the choice, would you want to train with your club five times a week? The reason I ask is because I often get asked and hear a lot of chat...

How to keep hockey goalkeepers engaged and recognised as team member

Goalkeepers are infamously named ‘crazy’ or told that they ‘have a screw loose’ but despite us being oddly wired we still have a desire to be part of the team, writes DAISY FORD Obviously, goalkeepers' input into the team differs from the outfielders so we...

Winning Parent: Allowing young people ‘responsibility’ gift through failure and freedom

In the second part of our Winning Parent series, leading coach Danny Massaro explains how to make a person grow from within to make the player thrive It may sound simple to say but the one thing above all else...

Future uncertain for England Hockey’s popular Futures Cup

A coach of a Futures Cup-winning side says it would be a “real shame” if there is no replacement tournament for the England Hockey event. The 2021 tournament at Oaklands College, which finished on Saturday, could be the last in...

Pros and Cons: England Hockey’s new talent development system

England Hockey's new talent development programme aims to make 'seismic changes in the sport in the next six to eight years. EWAN HINCKS outlines the pros and cons of the pathway and whether 'super clubs' could hinder the domestic...

The Mental Game: Motivate your field hockey pre-season

Pre-season training is upon us and with it the thought of no end of pain from various parts of the body that have not been used for several months. Cries of “I hate pre-season” “I wish we didn’t have...

‘Everyone has unique hockey skills which you don’t want to change’

Former Black Cap Katie Glynn, Team GB women's assistant coach, on circle approach and attacking finesse I played a lot of cricket growing up and that helped me. I had good hand-eye coordination and when Mark joined the New...

How to mentally prepare for field hockey tournaments 

Do you want to know how you can prepare for a hockey tournament and play your best in every game? Lauren Penny, of Hockey Performance Academy, gives you the lowdown With the inspiration of the Olympics and the Masters International Invitational...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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