Coaching

Team cultures acknowledge failures to create lasting sporting culture

Kate Richardson-Walsh, along wife wife Helen, are a duo in demand in leadership speeches. Here, one listening headmaster says the next challenge as individuals …

Field hockey coaching: four stages of goalkeeper kicking

Fortitude Hockey, the goalkeeping experts, brings you the latest top advice in how to improve between the posts Plenty of time and money is supposedly spent on …

Dutch hockey urges clubs to stop junior competitions below under-12 level

By The Hockey Paper Dutch hockey’s governing body wants clubs to stop selection training and competitive hockey for children below under-12 level. The …

Field hockey coaching: How to move effectively as a goalkeeper

In our previous top tips section we explained how to adopt an effective set position. Here we look at good movement in goal. SPRINT TRAINING MATTERS …

How to choose the right field hockey stick and which stick to buy

When it comes to buying a hockey stick there are an overwhelming number of technological claims each designed to make that specific brand appear unique and …

Field hockey goalkeeper kit: tips on how to buy and key checklist

Fortitude Hockey guide you through their top tips for beginners’ kit for those fans who have decided that being padded up is the right position for you. …

Field hockey coaching: Goalkeeper’s ready or set position in seven easy steps

By FORTITUDE HOCKEY To be set for a save is vital. It is also very controllable and easy to practice. Depending on the individual goalkeeper’s strength, …

Simon Mason column: What makes the perfect hockey stick?

As Todd Williams correctly pointed out in a previous article in The Hockey Paper, when it comes to buying a stick there are an overwhelming number of …

FIH sweeps long sticks into touch

Hockey sticks will be limited to a maximum length of 105cm (41.3inches) at the 2014 World Cup. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has moved to clamp …

Hockey’s penalty corner takers: the rest vs the best

When it comes to penalty corners in the women’s game – there is one queen and a handful of pretenders… The queen: Maartje Paumen, Netherlands Paumen …