Coaching

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 …

‘Player safety needs to be tighter at hockey internationals’

Adrian Lock, Spain women’s coach, says more can be done to combat injuries at major tournaments. Speaking on Hockeytoday.cc‘s regular Ask Me …

Hockey coaching: Start body position at early age

In every print issue, we bring you tips from the stars and leading coaches. Here, GB’s Harry Martin stresses the importance of maintaining body position …

The Mental Game: Why anxiety is nothing to be afraid of

Whatever the situation there will be matches that are hailed as ‘crunch’ games and can lead to feelings of nervousness and anxiety at both team and …

Train like a GB hockey Olympian

Paul Stretch, GB men’s lead strength and conditioning coach, gives us an insight into hockey-specific training The main potential issue for the GB …

Eat like a hockey pro: Banana oat muffins recipe

Muffins don’t have to be high carbohydrate and high fat cake-like productions. By avoiding flour and including higher protein ingredients like Greek yoghurt …

Women’s coach Mark Hager on GB Hockey isolation and love of animals

Mark Hager, the Australian coach of the GB women’s team, could easily have been living in solitude during the coronavirus pandemic, with no family, cats …

Keeping hockey active during lockdown

Since lockdown, hockey enthusiasts and pros have used their initiative to keep up training and their love of the game Looking at drab paving proved too much …

Marlow’s young leader programme is force to be reckoned with

Marlow HC’s Kate Porter on success of club’s young leader programme Having coached young people in club and school hockey for the last 20 years, I have …

Inside Coaching: Two’s company, three’s a crowd in hockey

You’ve got a brilliant game lined up at training, an even number of players and then suddenly another player turns up, or even worse, someone gets injured. …