How to boost your fitness for hockey

The hockey season is just about finished here in the UK and it's time to rest and recuperate - then start on a drive to boost your fitness for next season. So what sort of drills and training can you do this summer and beyond to improve strength and fitness. Start by looking to the …

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Why hockey can be a pain in the elbow

It has all sorts of names: tennis elbow; golfers elbow; lateral epicondylitis; medial epicondylitis - but I just call it elbow pain. I know lots of hockey players of a certain age, usually over 40, who have their elbow strapped up during matches and complain of pain.Interestingly, it's also usually their left arm. I had …

Secrets of focus and confidence on the pitch – lessons from golf

Your ability to perform under pressure can be as important as your physical skills. Here are some tips gleaned from golf... According to Robin Sieger, author of Golf's Moment of Truth: How to play under pressure and avoid the choke point, we choke under pressure because we fear something going wrong that is our own fault. …