Category Archives: Positioning on the pitch

You have to use the base line like this in field hockey

  Positioning yourself available for a pass on the baseline is a great way to make space. Defenders hate it. Look at what the player in white does around nine seconds into this clip of Bowdon Hightown v University of … Continue reading

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Pitch talk and calling during a game: here’s a clever call hockey players can make

I’ve just attended one of the new England Hockey coaching workshops ‘Coaching for Club Players’. It was led by England and GB hockey international, and talented coach, Darren Cheesman and was full of valuable information. During the course, Darren talked … Continue reading

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Attacking tips: key principles of leading

I was recently lucky enough to attend a coaching masterclass in Norwich, UK, with England under-16 hockey boys head coach Charlie Bannister on small unit play. I am just a level-one coach so it was a privilege to see this … Continue reading

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How to play left wing in field hockey

Left wing could be said to be the trickiest position on the hockey pitch. So I’ve been seeking out some tips and adviceĀ about playing this position and playing attack in general. This clip from Korea v New Zealand in the … Continue reading

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