Monday, June 27, 2022

Health

Nutrition struggles: away days and travelling for hockey

I’ve had many conversations with my hockey-playing clients, from juniors to Masters, who say that nutrition for travel would be an invaluable addition to their body knowledge. Travel is often inevitable for most athletes. A long-distance travel can negatively affect...

Sam Ward joins charity helping to make youth sport safer

Podium Analytics has continued to make inroads into highlighting injury in youth sport by signing up England hockey star Sam Ward as an athlete ambassador. Ward, a Hockey Paper columnist, will help charity Podium Analytics in designing solutions for young...

‘I was overwhelmed with emotion. I was told many times this day wouldn’t come’

For some, hockey is a simply a social sport. For others, it is all about the competition. But for Sophie Stokes, hockey is both of those and much more. It has provided the motivation to keep her battling through...

Sam Ward: How I played Tokyo Olympics with a broken hand

Not many people know it, but I played through the Olympics with a broken hand. On Oct 4 2020, Old Georgians were playing Hampstead and Westminster away in the England Hockey Premier Division. The score was 1-1, and a foul...

Alex Danson-Bennett backs foundation aiming to make youth sport safer

Alex Danson-Bennett is backing the NGO and charity committed to reducing sports-related injuries in 11 to 18-year-olds after becoming Podium Analytics' first female ambassador. Having retired prematurely from hockey in 2020 due to the long-term impact of concussion, Danson-Bennett joins...

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...

Become your best: Nutrition for hockey training

Are you looking forward to playing hockey this spring? Over the coming months, I’m going to be breaking down various areas of hockey nutrition and how we can maximise our performance and recovery in each of these areas. This...

Hockey player campaigns to educate young in CPR and defibrillator use

A teen hockey player is campaigning for more young people to be educated on CPR and defibrillator use in Northern Ireland. Anna Pim plays for Methodist College Belfast and will be competing in the Schools Cup on Wednesday when both...

Grays releases limited edition Karachi King hockey stick to honour Imran Sherwani

Grays have released 88 limited edition sticks in honour of Seoul Olympian Imran Sherwani. Donations will go towards Alzheimer's Research UK. Sherwani, 59, was diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s disease last year, with family and friends continuing to raise money for...

Physical preparation for young hockey players 

Young hockey players need to develop a range of of technical and tactical skills to enhance overall development and performance. With that in mind, there are a range of boxes that need to be ‘ticked’ when approaching the preparation...
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UK summer hockey camps: Williams Hockey Coaching

The aim of Williams Hockey Coaching is to give players, no matter what their level or age, a clear...
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