Thursday, May 26, 2022

Tips from the top

Hockey Social: Top tips, eat like a pro and why sprint training matters

Top tips: Positioning is keyAdam Dixon, former GB captain I would put real emphasis on positioning in the midfield and if you can look and see things. Often you see players get tunnel vision and they stop turning...

‘To get my mindset right before games, I visualise saves’

We regularly bring you tips from the stars. This week: Amy Tennant, GB and England goalkeeper I was lucky to have Roger Newcombe as a goalkeeping coach at Bowdon HC. His style is based on the technicalities and that now...

‘Everyone has unique hockey skills which you don’t want to change’

Former Black Cap Katie Glynn, Team GB women's assistant coach, on circle approach and attacking finesse I played a lot of cricket growing up and that helped me. I had good hand-eye coordination and when Mark joined the New...

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...

Hockey tips from the top: The passing game

Improve your game with our key tips from the top players and coaches. Here, we look at defending, passing and how to push better. Lizzie Neal’s defence Initially, I struggled coming into the Great Britain programme as I found the players...

Hockey tips from the top: Readiness, perspective and enjoyment

Sam Ward, George Pinner and Barry Middleton pass on some key advice in their positions Readiness in the circle There are a few things I've learned and one of them is readiness in the circle. If you're nice, low and balanced...

‘Player-coach relationship is critical to success’

Tips from the top | Jen Wilson Teams I have worked with who have been successful with the balance is a good relationship with players. It's about making sure that the players know you care about them. It's not only about...

Hockey tips from the top: Anna Toman, GB women and Wimbledon

What I’ve learnt at elite level I've been in a very fortunate position that I have been selected for everything and I have been injury free. But it's not just about being selected it's about keeping yourself fit. As a...

George Pinner: My first hockey coach

England hockey goalkeeper George Pinner on David Walsh, his first coach at Ipswich School. David was brilliant and injected a huge amount of positivity into my sessions. I started playing in goal as a 10-year-old as I was ill...

Hockey coaching: Tips from the top

We bring you the best tips and hockey advice from the stars and leading coaches Lizzie Neal’s defence Initially, I struggled coming into the Great Britain programme as I found the players really quick and able to dart the ball past...
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