Friday, January 21, 2022

Coaching

Should hockey use a shot clock to make our game more entertaining?

Field lacrosse in America recently introduced a shot clock to make their sport more entertaining, writes Peter D'Cruz Final score, Pistons 19 – Lakers 18. This was an NBA final game score before the introduction of a shot clock in...

Talking Hockey: A safe change to the free hit rule for the better

Free hits in the 23 can go directly into the circle safely, writes Peter D'Cruz The current rule that all free hits in the attacking 23m area, including the long corners, must travel five metres before entering the circle was...

Talking Hockey: Has game structure curbed art of dribbling in world game?

Shahbaz M wishes coaches would give more freedom to players to flaunt their stuff I will forever remember two passages of phenomenal plays took place in the first of the best-of-three Dutch league finals back in May 2019, both by HC...

Hockey Social: Top tips, eat like a pro and why sprint training matters

Top tips: Positioning is keyAdam Dixon, former GB captain I would put real emphasis on positioning in the midfield and if you can look and see things. Often you see players get tunnel vision and they stop turning...

‘To get my mindset right before games, I visualise saves’

We regularly bring you tips from the stars. This week: Amy Tennant, GB and England goalkeeper I was lucky to have Roger Newcombe as a goalkeeping coach at Bowdon HC. His style is based on the technicalities and that now...

Drag flick coaching: ‘Six key points’ for success

“Every drag flicker from around the world is different, particularly their run ups,” says Luke Doerner, who made 175 appearances and scored 112 goals for the Kookaburras. “But there are six key points that they all do the same and...

Hockey coaching: Start body position at early age

We regularly bring you tips from the stars and leading coaches. Here, GB's Harry Martin stresses the importance of maintaining body position Don't fret with mistakes When you are on the pitch, just try to improve with every session and push...

Game understanding: Creating opportunities to go forwards

Making Good Decisions is vital to be able to play forwards effectively, especially on outlet. Here, leading coaching company MT13 sets up an exclusive drill looking at going forwards for our readers…. Set Up  3 Players (2 Attackers and 1 Defender) start in a rectangle   2...

‘Authentic leadership has to get the best out of your people’

In an extract from their new book 'Winning Together', Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh explore the theme of leadership Leadership is a never-ending quest, a constant search for better. For some people this concept might seem daunting, like swimming upstream against...

England Hockey: There is a place for every coach with a desire to support young people 

Ed Barney, England Hockey’s performance director, and Heather Williams, head of elite talent development, speak to THP to on the sport’s new talent strategy framework What is the measure of success for the new talent strategy plan? There are some bold...
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Great Britain men jostle for Paris Olympic cycle places

Spain men squared the uncapped three-match Andalucia Hockey Series against Great Britain on Friday with a 4-2 win. GB men...
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