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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 …

Hockey coaching: Getting the ball in the right position to pass

By Todd Williams Next time you watch a game of hockey, take note of the weak or inaccurate passes. Almost certainly you’ll see that most of them will have …

Hockey coaching: Tips from the top

We bring you the best tips and hockey advice from the stars and leading coaches Lizzie Neal’s defence Initially, I struggled coming into the Great Britain …

How GB Hockey coaching hub has inspired during lockdown

The sight of empty pitches during lockdown and the hundreds of coaches across the UK unable to deliver sessions to eager players has clearly left a void. But …

How do I become a better hockey defender?

Our resident coaching expert Todd Williams has been giving the best advice for budding juniors since 2017 Q: My favourite player is Hollie Pearne-Webb. How do …

Coaching: The Top Trumps for hockey

Jack Rolfe explains why his MatchPlay Cards make hockey fun to understand The concept They say every idea starts with a problem and I suppose the first concept …

Alex Danson: ‘I always felt a real license to compete when I stepped on the field’

Great Britain hockey great Alex Danson-Bennett speaks exclusively to THP on a life in hockey and the golden road to the top A COMPETITIVE WAVE It was funny, …

Wales’ Rupert Shipperley passes off rugby for GB hockey dream

By Richard Bright Teak-tough geography teacher Rupert Shipperley hopes to rack up the air miles on the return road to Tokyo 2020 next year. The Hampstead & …

Hockey coaching: Know where the ground is

By Todd Willams As most players know, the two circles are where most of all the important stuff happens in a game of hockey. Whether you’re in defence …

‘More female coaches’: Hockey on a mission to change gender imbalance

By Sophie Penney There is big room for improvement in the percentage of women in high performance coaching, leadership roles and umpiring in hockey, according …