Thursday, May 26, 2022

Safety in Hockey

Penalty corner future: ‘Safety first, but we need to keep essence of the sport’

The future of the penalty corner is set for possible changes - but not before the Paris 2024 Olympics - with world hockey launching a consultation project to stem danger but to keep the excitement. The FIH has outlined that...

Safety in Hockey: FIH aims to strike balance with penalty corner spectacle

World hockey has opened up its consultation on the penalty corner to all in a bid to collect views on the future of how the routine should look in the future. The project aims to strike a balance between safety...

Reverse stick rule changes up to FIH, says England Hockey

England Hockey say it is the responsibility of the International Hockey Federation to change any rules on safety - despite the world governing body outlining that associations can play its part. The Hockey Paper's coverage on safety in our sport...

FIH on reverse stick: ‘Banning this exciting skill at all levels is not something we are considering’

World hockey will continue to monitor injuries regarding dangerous shots in the sport but have so far seen no indication to outlaw hits such as the reverse, with national assocations not having reported any uptick in specific injuries. The International...

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...

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...

World hockey to launch penalty corner project in bid ‘to keep spectacle and curb dangers’

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is set to investigate the dangers of the penalty corner routine while maintaining the "excitement and spectacle" of the set piece, the world body admitting that trial rules could be implemented to enhance safety. The...

School of hard knocks? Why it’s time to protect our youngsters on the hockey pitch

Potentially our most vulnerable and most valuable team-mates are not being protected on the field of play Teenagers trudging off the pitch at the end of a league match with blood running down their knees, elbows or clutching an ice...

Why isn’t there more protective equipment in world hockey?

Ruling out the backhand in mid-level and junior hockey may not be the way to make it safer, says our columnist Safety must, of course, be paramount in our sport, especially when considering junior players. Accidents will happen in sport...

To reverse or not to reverse: Hockey must act before it’s too late

GB Olympian John Shaw says his fears over the backhand/reverse at junior level continue to mount as a leading coach We know when we play hockey that we play a quick, skilful and exciting game. We also compete in a...
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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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