Pre-scanning: what we can learn from football?

Pre-scanning is, apparently, one of the most important hockey skills. It sounds straightforward, but what exactly should be be scanning for and how can you improve your vision? Here's some pointers... Elite India hockey player Manpreet Singh believes scanning is the key to good hockey. He says whenever you receive the ball, you must know …

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How to use ‘the spin’ move to escape a defender

  https://youtu.be/zhf5TgE21XA This video from The Hockey Performance Academy is worth a look if you want to perfect the spin - turning the ball in a circular movement to escape a defender. It's demonstrated here by Ryan Julius from South Africa U21. He says ... # It's particularly useful for left-side players # You need …

You have to use the base line like this in field hockey

  https://youtu.be/nQySfsSvLQg Positioning yourself available for a pass on the baseline is a great way to make space. Defenders hate it. Look at what the player in white does around nine seconds into this clip of Bowdon Hightown v University of Birmingham. She heads for the baseline giving the player who has moved the ball …