How to defend a drag flick

The latest issue of Planet Hockey (issue 3, see link below to download) is well worth a look and has an interesting feature on defending a drag flick. It suggests... #1 Prepare early and decide on a defensive set up. Many teams have set running patterns for a penalty corner. For example first runner pressures drag …

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Defending penalty short corners

Tips and information on how to defend a penalty corner... This is Dutch international Tjerk's powerpoint on offensive and defensive corners This post has a great video with captions about defending a short corners https://playbetterfieldhockey.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/how-to-play-left-back-defender-in-field-hockey/ This is a short but easy follow video that looks a bit more like club hockey might. In the higher level Olympic …

Goalkeeping tips from England’s George Pinner – plus a slow motion drag flick save

England Hockey's official magazine, called (ahem) 'Hockey' (Winter 2013 issue) has tips from Beeston and England's number one George Pinner. I've summarised them here - and posted a video of George in action. For the anorak drag flickers among you, there's some quite good slow motion action here too. The shot looks positioned to just tuck …