Coaching

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 …

Hockey coaching: Tips from the top

We bring you the best tips and hockey advice from the stars and leading coaches Lizzie Neal’s defence Initially, I struggled coming into the Great Britain …

How GB Hockey coaching hub has inspired during lockdown

The sight of empty pitches during lockdown and the hundreds of coaches across the UK unable to deliver sessions to eager players has clearly left a void. But …

How do I become a better hockey defender?

Our resident coaching expert Todd Williams has been giving the best advice for budding juniors since 2017 Q: My favourite player is Hollie Pearne-Webb. How do …

No one wants to be in hospital on Monday morning, says top hockey coach

By Richard Bright Jon Royce, the former GB coach, says that ‘mismatches’ in junior hockey skills are accounting for the current dangers at grass …

Why the whistle should be mandatory for all hockey players

As a coach at school and club level, much of my preparation for a season would be focused on drills, cones, bounce boards, enough practice and match balls and …

Coaching: The Top Trumps for hockey

Jack Rolfe explains why his MatchPlay Cards make hockey fun to understand The concept They say every idea starts with a problem and I suppose the first concept …

Leaving hockey entirely is not an option for me, says Alex Danson

England and GB great Alex Danson-Bennett has admitted that leaving hockey “is not really an option” and hinted at a future coaching role in …

Wales’ Rupert Shipperley passes off rugby for GB hockey dream

By Richard Bright Teak-tough geography teacher Rupert Shipperley hopes to rack up the air miles on the return road to Tokyo 2020 next year. The Hampstead & …

Hockey coaching: Know where the ground is

By Todd Willams As most players know, the two circles are where most of all the important stuff happens in a game of hockey. Whether you’re in defence …