Thursday, May 26, 2022

Coaching

Inside Coaching: The new hockey coach

With new seasons well under way, columnist Todd Williams hands out advice to those starting in a new role overseeing players It doesn’t matter what the level, it’s always exciting to start coaching a new team. Being asked to guide...

Tireless achiever battles for Liverpool’s lack of hockey facilities

Jean Arnold is something of an icon in Liverpool. The 79-year-old has been a revered PE teacher in the region for decades and her tireless work has seen her nominated for unsung hero and lifetime achievement awards in recent...

Don’t let juniors wallow: key steps to enhancing players’ strengths

I’m mindful that too many cold winters, unforgivable yellow cards and woeful excuses about not making training or fixtures have moved me away from the sorts of coaches on social media who are ‘honoured’ and ‘privileged’ to do what...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Shoot outs still excite, if right calls are made

Analysis Not surprisingly, the first shoot out of the Vitality Women’s World Cup created the tournament’s first genuine controversy. With Louise Versavel needing to score to keep Belgium alive, the enormously experienced umpire Michelle Joubert, awarded a free hit against...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Why penalty corners remain stategic art

Top goalkeeper Abi Walker says that penalty corners at the Hockey World Cup should be admired for last ditch acts to score - and save goals Basketball has the slam dunk, tennis an overhead smash, and then there's the cover...

Taking images at the Hockey World Cup

By Umpire Cam As much as the mobile phone manufacturers tell us about the wonders of the camera in their newest models, they will have their limitations.   Phone cameras are definitely improving rapidly and are excellent for taking certain types...

Hockey World Cup: Focusing on goalkeeper weaknesses not healthy, says USA coach

By Daniel Dunne As they did in 2014, England will line up against the USA with an Englishman on the opposition. Craig Parnham was the US for their successful campaign in The Hague. Four years on, Phil Edwards is the assistant head...

Maddie Hinch: In my hockey goalkeeper pads, I think I’m 6ft tall and own the joint

England goalkeeper Maddie Hinch reveals the mindset which has set her apart in the world game When you're playing really well, you don't know what else is going on around you. If I think back to my best performances, I couldn't...

Support muscles and joints with kinesiology tape Toro Pro

In the spirit of the return of hockey to our Olympic Park in the 2018 World Cup, Toro Pro is proud to be supporting our England Hockey team throughout their journey. As worn by our ambassador Georgie Twigg throughout her...

Hockey coaching camps: Join Georgie Twigg and Dan Fox in Sardinia

Georgie Twigg MBE, the 2016 Rio Olympic gold medallist, and two-time Olympian Dan Fox will once again be heading up the coaching academy at ProSticks in Sardinia this October. ProSticks will be offering an amazing opportunity for boys and girls...
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Hockey Matters: 5 ways you can build a club fitness programme on a budget 

Hockey clubs are always striving to be their best, enabling players to express their individual skills and develop their...
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