Category Archives: How to strike better

How and when to use the hockey ‘squeeze shot’

The squeeze shot is an effective shot to employ when you are in a crowded D. This video shows how and where it works well. Bring hands together further down the stick or up high. Higher gives more power. Place … 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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How using SOB hockey technique can help you score more goals. Tips from an Australian coach

Coach Paul Gaudoin teaches some future team Australia players how to deal with some of the new tactics he has seen emerging in International hockey. He’s noticed that players are physical and might barge in and dispossess you of the … Continue reading

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How to score tomahawk backstick goals

Netherlands vs Argentina – Women’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 Hague Semi Final [12/6/2014] I love this goal. There’s a fine tomahawk goal by Dutch player Xan de Waard on this clip around ten minutes into the match (21 minutes … Continue reading

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Jamie Dwyer elimination trick

A great hockey tip from Jamie Dwyer, one of the world’s best Australian hockey players. This is such a good way to eliminate an opposition player in the D, but you’d need to keep your calm to do it. This can … 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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