Tuesday, July 5, 2022

peter d'cruz

Developing control skills in hockey

Control Skills are a group of skills used in the game that a player uses to have uncontested control of the ball for the benefit of the team.  Uncontested Control means the player has the time to Look Up and Make a...

Develop hockey goalkeepers – don’t develop ‘a goalkeeper’

Have a group of players develop as goalkeepers and as field players at the same time, says PETER D'CRUZ During the fundamentals learning period for young players in a club or school programme, please don't make the mistake made in...

Structure and improvisation go together during youth development process

Structure, structure, structure, has permeated down to just about every level of hockey over the last two decades, writes PETER D'CRUZ Structure has always been a part of hockey, as it has been with similar team sports such as ice...

Announcing our 2022 columnists: Driving the world hockey agenda

The Hockey Paper is delighted to announce the most exciting line-up of columnists ever assembled by a hockey journal. Our unrivalled coverage will now be bolstered by a fresh selection of top coaches, players, umpires and journalists to add to...

Why we should change the penalty corner in outdoor hockey

PETER D'CRUZ outlines a working draft for the 21st Century Penalty Corner The Challenge A new way of conducting the penalty corner in hockey should provide a solution that works at every level of hockey and all age levels....

Should hockey use a shot clock to make our game more entertaining?

Field lacrosse in America recently introduced a shot clock to make their sport more entertaining, writes Peter D'Cruz Final score, Pistons 19 – Lakers 18. This was an NBA final game score before the introduction of a shot clock in...

Talking Hockey: A safe change to the free hit rule for the better

Free hits in the 23 can go directly into the circle safely, writes Peter D'Cruz The current rule that all free hits in the attacking 23m area, including the long corners, must travel five metres before entering the circle was...
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Hockey Matters: Has BT Sport broadened appeal of the sport in England?

Amsterdam -- Is English hockey getting value for its TV deal with BT Sport? The broadcaster holds the rights...
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