Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jinking the ball in field hockey

Another video from Ryde Hockey Club – must admit I find them among the best. This is showing a skill that will boost your performance dramatically if you can perfect it. Jinking the ball – or literally lifting it in … Continue reading

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Reverse tomahawk hit in action

Watch this clip at 6:58 mins to see a tomahawk reverse hit in action in the Field Hockey World Cup final between Germany and Australia. The German attacker runs the ball up the left side of the pitch then fires … Continue reading

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Hockey tomahawk strike – technique

Watching live feed of the India Hockey League it’s clear that the reverse hit is crucial for these high-powered teams. The reverse hit, backstick shot or tomahawk – whatever you want to call it – is a useful striking move … Continue reading

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Hockey drag flick – how to improve technique

The drag flick is such a complex move it’s hard to know where to start with it. But many experts suggest that to begin with – and to improve your technique – you should start practising on one knee. See … Continue reading

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Hockey drag flick – technique

The drag flick is particularly useful in two circumstances in field hockey. Firstly, to score in a penalty corner when there is foot movement stepping into it (penalty corner drag flick). Secondly, when your team is awarded a penalty strike … Continue reading

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GB star striker Alex Danson’s nutrition tips

This blog post from BBC Good Food interviews Team GB star striker Alex Danson about her diet. Apparently, it’s lentil burgers, veg stir fry and jacket potatoes and beans that fuel all those incredible goals! Love her advice for amateur … Continue reading

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