Category Archives: Playing left back

Block tackle – tips and techniques

Here’s a few clips I’ve found that can help you learn more about block tackling in hockey. A block tackle is a useful way to steal the ball from an opponent – but what’s the best way to do it … Continue reading

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‘Closing down’ in field hockey: how to defend better

Coaches often urge players to ‘close them down’. But what does this actually mean and how do you do it? Closing down means manoeuvring an opposing player into a position that will make you, the defender, better placed to limit … Continue reading

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Defending – tips from Shiv Jagday

A new video Tackling Drills, Techniques & Strategies for Field Hockey by former Olympic hockey coach Shiv Jagday has some useful tips. #1 It’s more important to know when to commit and tackle than how to tackle. The skill is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How to play left back defender in field hockey

  It’s important to be versatile when you play club hockey and on Saturday an injury in the team meant I tried my hand at playing in defense in a friendly match. I enjoyed it but am after more information about … Continue reading

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