Thursday, July 29, 2021

Coaching

How top Dutch goalkeeper coach adapted ball focus from Jennifer Capriati

Dutch hockey goalkeeping specialist Martijn Drijver, who first started working with Maddie Hinch in 2016, on the importance of ball focus in our latest Tips from the Top A player needs to find the right setting in balance and to...

Hockey tips from the top: The passing game

Improve your game with our key tips from the top players and coaches. Here, we look at defending, passing and how to push better. Lizzie Neal’s defence Initially, I struggled coming into the Great Britain programme as I found the players...

Hockey tips from the top: Readiness, perspective and enjoyment

Sam Ward, George Pinner and Barry Middleton pass on some key advice in their positions Readiness in the circle There are a few things I've learned and one of them is readiness in the circle. If you're nice, low and balanced...

How self awareness can help the winning parent in sport

My experiences as a teacher and coach have affected me deeply. I have rarely worked with a parent or coach who doesn’t want the best for the child. I do not believe people set out to deliberately undermine and...

‘Player-coach relationship is critical to success’

Tips from the top | Jen Wilson Teams I have worked with who have been successful with the balance is a good relationship with players. It's about making sure that the players know you care about them. It's not only about...

Hockey tips from the top: Anna Toman, GB women and Wimbledon

What I’ve learnt at elite level I've been in a very fortunate position that I have been selected for everything and I have been injury free. But it's not just about being selected it's about keeping yourself fit. As a...
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Hockey goalkeeping courses: Strength in the face of adversity

We have teamed up with goalkeeping coaching company Fortitude to offer an exclusive training camp offer It is well known that a good goalkeeper is worth their weight in gold on any team. Fortitude have been coaching goalies for over six years...

George Pinner: My first hockey coach

England hockey goalkeeper George Pinner on David Walsh, his first coach at Ipswich School. David was brilliant and injected a huge amount of positivity into my sessions. I started playing in goal as a 10-year-old as I was ill...

Field hockey tips book addressed by coach for the player

Have you ever thought about what should you perceive before receiving the ball? And what is the first thing to attend after receiving it? Have you ever noticed how intelligent players defend inside the circle? And how do they use their...

‘Juniors need to play with a scoreboard more’ – An Englishman abroad’s hockey takeaways

Coaching Lab founder Jack Rolfe speaks to The Hockey Paper on his experiences coaching in Australia The influence of growing up on grass does impact players, there is a high priority focus on how players trap the ball and share...
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