Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Coaching

Secret Coach: Getting best out of your hockey goalkeeper

Everyone has seen the sticker you can get from OBO – Goalkeepers are Amazing People. They are, they are also different. They are wired a little differently than everyone else. It takes a certain type of person to stand...

Secret Hockey Coach: Best v Right and building a team the proper way

My partner and I are currently undergoing a kitchen renovation. It’s a weary process that has caused consternation at home and many meals out. When we started, we made a list of what we needed. Writing it got me...

Secret Hockey Coach: Time for code of silence to stop abuse and protect umpires

So, another season of indoor has come and gone. Improvements were made, the tournaments I was at had a higher playing standard than last year. At one such event, I was on the periphery of a conversation with three...

Tips from the top: Maddie Hinch on hockey shoot-outs and goalkeeper rise

How to deal with hockey shoot-outs The key is to work out their go-to strengths. Under pressure that’s what an athlete wants to resort to. I am trying to work out if I am that person at that moment. What is...

Back to basics: The building blocks to base layer hockey health

In a new series, BOB MARTIN, CEO and creator of HockeyFit, aims to give readers a blueprint for success, not only in hockey programming but with a healthy lifestyle This building block technique is transferrable across coaches programming info to...

Hockey Matters: Better decision making by watching off the ball

Players should be aware of the circumstances around them at all times in games. Examples are the location of team mates and opponents when you come into possession of the ball, or the exact position of certain boundaries on...

Secret Coach: Are you using and embracing technology in hockey?

The London Underground has been transporting passengers on the Tube for 160 years. It is a fantastic piece of engineering. Every time I use it, it works. Yes, it’s crowded, yes it isn’t always clean but it is amazing...

Aggression in hockey: Why teens playing adult matches must be managed properly

Playing alongside one team-mate as a teenager had a long-lasting psychological effect on one Hockey Paper reader, who wants clubs and players to consider how they can prevent it, without relying on junior players to report instances.  While the abhorrent...

Rupert Shipperley: What I’ve learnt as an attacking midfielder

Master Class: The GB and Hockey Wales player on Chaos Games and securing the ball better I suppose one of the biggest areas for me is being close around the circle and keeping the stick on the ball inside the...

Hockey coaching: Decision making is learned in the first session

In announcing the Kookaburras team for the Tokyo Olympics, Australia head coach Colin Batch had this to say on the selection of 'bolter' Dylan Martin, "He’s calm under pressure, makes good decisions with and without the ball and is...
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London Hockey aided by diverse projects

A dozen projects are bringing newcomers to the sport from London's diverse community. Most of these projects start in state...
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