Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Coaching

‘Balance is something alot of goalkeepers struggle with’

Surbiton’s Ore Ogunlana talks about how a focus on balance has helped his goalkeeping For me it’s all been about balance this season. When someone has come in to take a shot, it has been about remaining totally balanced. Once...

Winning in hockey: How to mentally prepare for your match

With a structured mental warm-up, we have a far greater chance of being ready to perform and deal with the challenges ahead We all know that for us to perform effectively in a game, we need to physically, and technically...

Developing control skills in hockey

Control Skills are a group of skills used in the game that a player uses to have uncontested control of the ball for the benefit of the team.  Uncontested Control means the player has the time to Look Up and Make a...

Alyson Annan: Why coaches shouldn’t overtrain their teams, fresh is better than fit

As our sport evolves, the game is becoming increasingly faster. Rule changes, technology and equipment have changed the speed of our game. Not to mention the impact that artificial surfaces are having on the game. They are getting increasingly...

Club hockey coaching feels lethargic in post-Covid world

It feels like the pandemic has had a severe impact on hockey in the smaller clubs. Following on from the original hiatus and uncertainty that occurred during the early stages of the coronavirus crisis, hockey seemed to return to...

Develop hockey goalkeepers – don’t develop ‘a goalkeeper’

Have a group of players develop as goalkeepers and as field players at the same time, says PETER D'CRUZ During the fundamentals learning period for young players in a club or school programme, please don't make the mistake made in...

Hockey mindset: What actions are your team going to take to build robust self-belief?

“If you don’t have belief. You’ll always find a way not to win” -- Carl Lewis  I’ve had the privilege to work alongside numerous professional athletes and their coaches within sport. The consistent area that comes up time and again is...

We need to spend more time on how to identify athletes with potential over talent

Being consistently good makes you great. Relying on your talent doesn't, says Alyson Annan   Talented athletes are a commonly discussed topic amongst coaches and parents. Which factors play a role in talent identification; how do we measure talent? How do...
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‘The Home’: MT13’s new state-of-the-art hockey training facility

Welcome to ‘The Home’, the new state-of-the-art training facility for coaching company MT13. The Hockey Paper went to The Home to speak to Matt Taylor about what gave him the passion to coach hockey, which high-profile Olympians he has worked...

Anna Toman: I learnt pressure and resilience at an early age – a key coaching requirement

I was six when I started at Belper Hockey Club. I have Irish parents and my Mum was a hockey player too, coaching me at my primary school where she was a volunteer. But it was at Belper where...
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Laura Unsworth: England and GB’s underappreciated great of world hockey

If you were to name the modern day greats from Great Britain’s women’s squad, the list would most likely...
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