Monthly Archives: February 2015

Time to ditch the skirts?

Should women players be able to choose whether they wear a skirt or shorts? The Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey Association were recently forced to vote on this following an incident where player Kaity Cooper defied the existing skirt rule and wore … Continue reading

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Drag flicking – masterclass with one of the best in the world, Holland’s Mink Van der Weerden technique

Dutch hockey player Mink Van der Weerden does the business when it comes to drag flicking. Ross Bone, writing in The Telegraph, said: “In the men’s game, the names of the world class drag flickers roll off the tongue: Mink … Continue reading

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Better ways to coach children

On Friday I attended one of the new England Hockey coaching courses Engaging Games for Children led by Stuart Armstrong. England Hockey coaching programme Stuart looked at a useful technique described as ‘cold calling’. Use lots of questions when coaching kids, … Continue reading

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