Monthly Archives: December 2012

How to score a goal in field hockey

Goal scoring in hockey It’s just about all in this England Hockey video clip. Deflections, rebounds, sweeps, chip hits, reverse deflections…every kind of goal scoring possibility is covered here. Not sure whether you could translate these from this clip to … Continue reading

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Goal shooting skills in field hockey

This is the first of a series of three long video clips coaching goal shooting skills. Not many people have looked at these on youtube but I think they are excellent. Coach Trini Powell explains the skills easily and slowly … Continue reading

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Receiving the ball

This is a comprehensive video clip from the excellent England Hockey coaching series about how to receive the ball. This is one of the key skills for beginner and learning players. When you first start on the pitch one of … Continue reading

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What field hockey defenders hate…

I figured that to one of the best ways to improve attack skills might be to work out exactly what field hockey defenders hate you doing. It’s their job to stop you doing what you want to do – get … Continue reading

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Hand grip when hitting the ball

If your hit lacks power, check your hand position. It could be that you are leaving a space between your hands which takes power out of the hit. Make sure both your hands are together in a double V grip … Continue reading

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How to eliminate a defender with left dribbling

My personal goal for this season is to improve my ability to eliminate defenders. As a left wing I dream of being able to do the nifty move shown in this clip from Lee Bodimeade, head coach for the US … Continue reading

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