Monday, May 23, 2022

Coaching

Why field hockey goalkeepers are so important at World Cups

With the World Cup almost here, the teams participating are starting to formulate their strategies on how they will see off their competition and get their hands on that coveted trophy. Big tournaments are won and lost on the...

Do all hockey goalkeepers obsess over clean sheets?

We adore them. We treasure them. We keep them in a special place in our injection-moulded hearts. The Hockey Paper salutes a goalkeeper's clean sheets. I know. There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’. A 1-0 win is no more worthy...

Ric Charlesworth, the accidental hockey coach

Spending a couple of hours with Ric Charlesworth in an expansive mood is a revelation. Gone is the abrupt and curt Australian coach seen in post-match interviews or scowling pitchside. In his place is a voluble, friendly man quick...

Chrismas nutrition for hockey players: Survival tips

Christmas is a dietary nightmare, particularly if your goals include anything other than optimising your ability to watch repeats of classic television shows while falling asleep on the sofa, writes Ed Caddye. According to some (mainstream media, and therefore potentially...

Poacher turned gamekeeper: A hockey goalkeeper tells us how to shoot

In the first of an occasional series, we get players to spill the beans on how to play against them – this time a goalkeeper, Dan Pilgrim, tells us what sort of shots he hates! Here are a few strategies...

Hockey Rules: own Goals and lifting the ball rule changes

The FIH have implemented two major changes to the rules of Hockey (with reference to the numbered Rules in the 2011 edition) which are as follows: Rule 8.1: method of scoring. The way a goal is scored is amended; it...

Hockey Australia to try new international format including ‘tolerance’ to foot contact

The Kookaburras and Hockeyroos will be taking on international sides under an experimental set of rules in October. The games will be nine-a-side with two 15-minute halves and two players having to remain in the attacking half during play.  India, Pakistan,...
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Maddie Hinch: ‘So proud to make history’ as Tilburg reach Dutch big league

Images like this have become a familar sight in world hockey: Maddie Hinch jumping into sprinting team-mates following shoot-out...
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