Perfecting your hockey slap hit

The slap hit is one of the most valuable distribution skills in hockey - allowing you to send a hard, fast and flat-to-the-ground ball. It's also highly accurate, unlike hitting where the stick is high and there is more that can go wrong before your stick even touches the ball.According to the Ryde Hockey Club …

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How to slap hit with added power and deception

Posted on June 6, 2017by Liz Hollis The quality of this video isn’t that great – but it still makes some interesting points about how you might be able to make your slap hit a little more powerful. It’s also great on how to slap hit with deception. Ryde Hockey Club high performance coach Larry …

Here’s what a top hockey coach observed at the 2014 world cup…

Tasmanian Institute of Sport Hockey Coach Andrew McDonald (pictured below) attended the World Cup for a HA Coach education study tour.Here are some of his fascinating observations about what he saw there. His notes identify trends in play - and training implications for this. For example, the increasing use of shave tackles and what this means for where and how …