Thursday, May 26, 2022

Opinion

Player development: are our best hockey players slipping through the net?

Timing and age of player development are difficult to ascertain across the world of sport. There is such a focus on junior players and the support that they receive to maximize their potential. However, there are so many factors...

State of Play: Decision making and accuracy key to England women’s success

With the Women's Hockey World Cup just around the corner, England women’s Pro League fixtures carry greater importance to that of the men. So, how are England faring before their journey to Amstelveen? England have looked aggressive and dangerous when...

State of Play: New-look England men in strong position to make next step

We are on the verge of several weeks of international hockey and, although different nations take vastly varied approaches to the Pro League, we can still learn a great deal about the teams. Casting aside differing views on whether the...

Anna Toman: We must have a voice when it comes to sports kit, feel and sizes

Our columnist ponders how many talented players have been lost to hockey at a young age due to a lack of comfortable sports kit available Last year, I started looking into an on-pitch requirement which as far as I know...

England Hockey needs to monitor strength of smaller clubs and offer support

Season in Review Our columnist reflects on a season of restructure and a GMS yet to go live, but says the league transition has its positives When England Hockey decided to restructure the leagues, there was no doubt that this...

How David Harte braved Dutch interviews to secure dream role in professional football 

It’s rare that you find a job that combines both of your passions, but somehow I’ve managed to do that. My whole life, I’ve been obsessed with sport, but my other passion is education.  Regular readers of my column will...

Winning in hockey: How to mentally prepare for your match

With a structured mental warm-up, we have a far greater chance of being ready to perform and deal with the challenges ahead We all know that for us to perform effectively in a game, we need to physically, and technically...

An England Hockey season of relegation, walkovers and frustration

What do you think? Join our forum for free and keep the discussion going For some, the end of season spells ecstasy as they have clinched promotion or taken home the league title. Others are left with a sense of...

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...

Alyson Annan: Why coaches shouldn’t overtrain their teams, fresh is better than fit

As our sport evolves, the game is becoming increasingly faster. Rule changes, technology and equipment have changed the speed of our game. Not to mention the impact that artificial surfaces are having on the game. They are getting increasingly...
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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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