Monthly Archives: September 2014

Dragflick secrets revealed: Drag flick technique in slow motion with adidas TX24 stick

Admittedly, this youtube clip is designed to advertise the adidas TX24 stick. However, because it’s such a high quality bit of film, rare on youtube, it’s great for seeing in huge detail the body positioning and stick position for executing … Continue reading

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Hockey gum shields – review

What¬†hockey gum shields do you use and why? I’d had the same gum shield for four seasons (eugh I know) but unfortunately forgot to take it out of my hockey skirt during a hot wash. It emerged as a gluey … Continue reading

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Secrets of goal shooting from a baseline pass

This clip by high performance coach Larry McIntosh is excellent for learning how to receive a baseline pass and then shoot at goal from both right and left. When you get a baseline pass from the right side of the … Continue reading

Posted in Hitting, How to strike better, Improving technique, Receiving the ball, Tips for attackers | 1 Comment

An amazing trick for scoring: aim above keeper’s shoulder

Here’s a little trick to take the keeper by surprise and fire the ball straight in the net. Apparently, keepers find it particularly difficult to save balls that are just above their shoulder so there is a vulnerable sweet spot … Continue reading

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Olympic hockey players reveal their secrets

England Hockey’s magazine ‘The Clubhouse’ is a handy resource that’s designed to pass on useful tips, tactic and advice to players, coaches and club officials. For more info see¬†England Hockey website In the latest issue some of England’s biggest names … Continue reading

Posted in Eliminating defenders, Improving technique, Receiving the ball, Tips for attackers, Tomahawk backstick backhand shot | Tagged | 1 Comment

Jinking 3D skills to beat a field hockey defender

Just discovered this useful masterclass on jinking from coach Darrin Rupecht. I was an assistant coach last weekend with a group of under 12 girls trying these skills out for the first time and it was incredible how quickly they … Continue reading

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