Monthly Archives: November 2014

Scoring goals the Katie Reinprecht way – using backspace

Couldn’t believe my luck when I discovered this clip from Katie Reinprecht (pictured below) on the internet. US women’s national field hockey player Katie, reveals how she scores successfully by using backspace in the D to create a scoring opportunity. The ball … Continue reading

Posted in Eliminating defenders, Hitting, How to strike better, Striking technique, Tips for attackers | Tagged

England Hockey stars reveal secrets of the reverse hit

Here’s a great new clip from the Hockey Performance Academy. What better pedigree than Sally Walton and Ashleigh Ball, from the England squad, to show how to do a reverse hit? This is easy to follow and very informative. … Continue reading

Posted in Improving technique, Tomahawk backstick backhand shot

How to hold a field hockey stick

It’s basic stuff – but if you are brand new to hockey, or coaching people who are, it’s important to know how to hold the hockey stick in the correct position for moving the ball. Picking up a stick like this allows … Continue reading

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Coaching mini hockey – basics of a great session

My brother Joe is an excellent and well-respected cricket coach who is qualified to a high level. He is known for helping the less experienced players up their game and dramatically improve and has built a hugely strong and thiving … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching