Friday, August 19, 2022

hockey goalkeeping

‘Real competitor’: Germany’s Alex Stadler rise from English school to Tokyo Olympics

IMOGEN AINSWORTH on how 21-year-old goalkeeper Alex Stadler’s rise to the Germany Olympic hockey team was nurtured with fun and dedication at one English school Alex Stadler’s seemingly rapid rise to the top - to become Germany’s No.1 choice goalkeeper...

Spare a thought for Olympics hockey goalkeepers as Tokyo sizzles

TOKYO -- Athletes performing across a range of sports at Tokyo 2020 have struggled to cope with the searing Japanese summer - but few can be feeling the heat as much as hockey's masked and gloved goalkeepers. Australia's Andrew Charter...

Tips from the top: Maddie Hinch on hockey shoot-outs and goalkeeper rise

How to deal with hockey shoot-outs The key is to work out their go-to strengths. Under pressure that’s what an athlete wants to resort to. I am trying to work out if I am that person at that moment. What is...

How top Dutch goalkeeper coach adapted ball focus from Jennifer Capriati

Dutch hockey goalkeeping specialist Martijn Drijver, who first started working with Maddie Hinch in 2016, on the importance of ball focus in our latest Tips from the Top A player needs to find the right setting in balance and to...

Tokyo Olympics hockey: 10 goalkeepers to watch

This Olympic Games has been blessed with an abundance of incredible goalkeepers. In the modern day game, the importance of goalkeepers is stronger than ever. IMOGEN AINSWORTH runs the rule over 10 to watch as teams aim to make history in Tokyo.   Ayeisha McFerran, Ireland McFerran will...

Ollie Payne rise is testament to goalkeepers thriving at Universities

Ollie Payne's call up to the Great Britain Olympic squad follows a succession of goalkeepers to have progressed through elite university coaching pathways. Payne is a product of Durham University and has since seen a meteoric rise to the England...

Girl, 6, learns to be hockey goalkeeper virtually in lockdown

A six-year-old girl from Lancashire is following in her mum’s footsteps by starting training as a hockey goalkeeper after learning the ropes virtually during lockdown. Erin Hart has made a big impression at Fylde HC, where mum Sarah is 1s...

Maddie Hinch steps aside from international hockey – with Tokyo 2020 Olympics in mind

Maddie Hinch, widely considered the world's best goalkeeper, has 'pressed pause' on her international career. The England women's No 1 announced on Monday that she will be taking a break from the game, allowing the Dutch-based stopper to focus on...

Maddie Hinch: In my hockey goalkeeper pads, I think I’m 6ft tall and own the joint

England goalkeeper Maddie Hinch reveals the mindset which has set her apart in the world game When you're playing really well, you don't know what else is going on around you. If I think back to my best performances, I couldn't...

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 kicker development by goalkeeping kit manufacturers because we use our feet a lot...
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Masters Hockey: ‘Sri Lanka players ideal ambassadors to promote our island’

As Masters hockey grows, so are nations who see the World Cups as the perfect fit for players to...
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