Thursday, May 26, 2022

Todd Williams

Hockey Coaching: Drills repetition and performing in gameplay

Imagination inspires creativity. Over the years I've seen all sorts of things on the hockey pitch from tyres to rubbish bins, rebound nets, tackle pads, chairs and swimming noodles all somehow providing some added feature to make a drill...

Hockey Coaching: The art of the great drill

After raising the idea in my last column that it might be a good idea to reunite drills and gameplay, one comment in particular stood out.  “But how did we get here?" The answer sees me come to the defence of...

Decision making can align stars with your hockey team

Golf and gardening are two popular pastimes for people of my age - and I am fortunate enough to be able to combine both. Interspersed with the normal challenge of getting the little white ball up the fairway, onto...

How Covid might just have helped junior hockey

In the second part of a special series on junior hockey coaching, TODD WILLIAMS says that drills must now drive sessions over endless gameplay There’s a case to be made to say that coping with Covid has brought the opportunity for...

Is this the process which will help us pass, receive and move better?

In the first part of a special series on junior hockey coaching, TODD WILLIAMS asks why gameplay alone won’t develop players technically Honesty, they say, is the best policy. However, as happily as the word is thrown about in sport,...

Olympics Hockey: How Australia match Belgium as best sides in Tokyo

Columnist TODD WILLIAMS says Kookaburras have been less insistent on goal chasing in bid for first Olympic title in 17 years The semi-final win over Germany was one of the most controlled performances I have ever seen by an Australian...

Olympics Hockey semi-final: How Great Britain women can beat Netherlands

At the Rio 2016 Olympics, the triumvirate of Sophie Bray, Alex Danson and Lily Owsley fomed part of the drive which took Team GB towards a mesmeric women's hockey gold. Owsley has maintained her speed and class in the class...

Olympic selection is one physical challenge – the emotional side is just as brutal

The Olympic selection process is an emotive subject. TODD WILLIAMS looks at how to be a better, stronger person in dejection With pushbacks finally looming at the Olympics, focus can now shift to performances and results and away from that...

Euro Hockey 2021: Homework and attack sees Holland and Germany fight for title

THP columnist Todd Williams assesses how Netherlands and Germany advanced to the European Hockey Championships men's final While falling short of the Belgium v Germany game at the 2019 Euros in terms of sheer quality, it was great to see...

Euro Hockey 2021: Multifaceted Netherlands a class above All Blacks aura

THP columnist and coach Todd Williams picks out the main points from the European Hockey Championships in Amsterdam More flexible, more agile. Holland women's coach Alyson Annan has concocted a better team than the one that competed in the Rio...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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