Sunday, September 19, 2021

field hockey coaching

Should hockey follow rugby for ‘no winners’ coaching policy?

By Helen Richardson-Walsh | Opinion Here’s a question for you; given the choice, would you want to train with your club five times a week? The reason I ask is because I often get asked and hear a lot of chat...

The Mental Game: Motivate your field hockey pre-season

Pre-season training is upon us and with it the thought of no end of pain from various parts of the body that have not been used for several months. Cries of “I hate pre-season” “I wish we didn’t have...

‘Empathy and passion’: Alyson Annan hopes for more female hockey coaches

The Netherlands women's coach Alyson Annan hailed her "self-learning, self-reliant" squad after racing to a third Olympic title in four editions on Friday. The Dutch proved a class apart in Tokyo, outscoring their Pool opponents 18-2. They then won their...

Olympics Hockey: How Spain’s canny penalty corner routine rocked Great Britain

Was it a case of being cooped up in hotel quarantine or were the Red Sticks waiting for the knock-out stages to unleash a brilliant PCA routine which caught Great Britain women off guard in the Tokyo Olympic quarter-final? With...

Hockey tips from the top: Readiness, perspective and enjoyment

Sam Ward, George Pinner and Barry Middleton pass on some key advice in their positions Readiness in the circle There are a few things I've learned and one of them is readiness in the circle. If you're nice, low and balanced...

How self awareness can help the winning parent in sport

My experiences as a teacher and coach have affected me deeply. I have rarely worked with a parent or coach who doesn’t want the best for the child. I do not believe people set out to deliberately undermine and...

‘Player-coach relationship is critical to success’

Tips from the top | Jen Wilson Teams I have worked with who have been successful with the balance is a good relationship with players. It's about making sure that the players know you care about them. It's not only about...

Hockey tips from the top: Anna Toman, GB women and Wimbledon

What I’ve learnt at elite level I've been in a very fortunate position that I have been selected for everything and I have been injury free. But it's not just about being selected it's about keeping yourself fit. As a...
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Hockey goalkeeping courses: Strength in the face of adversity

We have teamed up with goalkeeping coaching company Fortitude to offer an exclusive training camp offer It is well known that a good goalkeeper is worth their weight in gold on any team. Fortitude have been coaching goalies for over six years...

George Pinner: My first hockey coach

England hockey goalkeeper George Pinner on David Walsh, his first coach at Ipswich School. David was brilliant and injected a huge amount of positivity into my sessions. I started playing in goal as a 10-year-old as I was ill...
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Alan Forsyth on GB Hockey Olympics: I gave away all my kit

Alan Forsyth, English club hockey's leading scorer who was picked as a GB reserve in Tokyo, has revealed he...
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