Category Archives: Hitting

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 … Continue reading

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Train your hockey gaze: shooting more goals on target with the ‘quiet eye’ technique

Sports psychologists are researching elite athletes’ vision on the ball. They are finding that apparently the better athletes are at making the ball go where they want it too, the better they are at something called ‘quiet eye’ tracking. Scientists at … Continue reading

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Hockey stick review: Grays GX8000 Midbow

GRAYS GX 8000 Mid Bow Hockey Stick I wanted to try a heavier, straighter stick so I thought I’d test out the GX8000 Mid Bow from Grays in a medium weight. I’m a devoted Grays stick fan so decided to choose from … Continue reading

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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

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How to choose and buy a new field hockey stick

Apologies in advance, but this post is going to be a work in progress. I need a new stick.  My much-loved Grays Jumbow Grays Jumbow gx10000 review has worn to the point where the hook area is reduced. Time for a … Continue reading

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Secrets of goal shooting from a baseline pass

This clip by high performance coach Larry McIntosh is excellent for learning how to receive a baseline pass and then shoot at goal from both right and left. When you get a baseline pass from the right side of the … Continue reading

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