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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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 …

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 Calgary University and Essex University are using eye trackers to establish the best place to …