Black toenails and hockey – what you can do about it!

Talk to any hockey player about their toe nails and you'll usually find a consensus - they are black and shamefully unsightly, often covered up by women players with dark nail varnish when toes have to be exposed in sandals. So why are toe nails often black and is there anything you can do about it? I …

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Hockey specific exercises

Here's a couple of great clips from YouTube that show gym exercises that can help hone your body especially for playing hockey. The second clip is aimed at ice-hockey players, but I gather that the exercises translate to field hockey too. The player in the first clip makes easy meat of what, to be honest, …

Indoor hockey

Update May 2015 New Introduction to Indoor classes just launched at DL Total Hockey. Click here for more info and bookings Indoor hockey It's off season here in the UK. With no hockey from April to September many club players can find they haven't had a touch on a hockey ball for months - not the …

Backhand, backstick, tomahawk shot. Whatever you want to call it, here’s some tips on how to do it…

I've just been lucky enough to travel to The Hague to watch some of the Rabobank 2014 world cup matches. The hockey was stunning - with the highlights for me being Jamie Dwyer and the men's Australian team and the Dutch women's team. It was impossible not to notice how important the backstick shot - …