Category Archives: Receiving the ball

How to slap hit with added power and deception

Posted on June 6, 2017by Liz Hollis The quality of this video isn’t that great – but it still makes some interesting points about how you might be able to make your slap hit a little more powerful. It’s also … 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

Posted in Coaching, Eliminating defenders, How to strike better, Improving technique, Receiving the ball, Striking technique, Tips for attackers, Tips for midfielders, Uncategorized

Here’s how to score a goal with a deflection from the left #fieldhockey…

    That moment when the ball is coming to you, you’re in the D, last player standing and you need to deflect from the left to score. No pressure then! To help ensure you actually capitalise on those lovely … Continue reading

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Jamie Dwyer’s secret weapon? Tape near the heel of his hockey stick

This is interesting. At 1:46 mins into this youtube clip, Jamie Dwyer mentions that he puts a bit of tape near the heel of his stick. “I put a little bit of tape on my stick to get that softness of the … Continue reading

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Short or tall – don’t look at others, play to your own strengths, says Mark Knowles

Mark Knowles talks to juniors In this clip Mark Knowles is talking to some junior players. At 19.20 minutes in he talks about why it’s important to play to your strengths. This resonated with me as I’m very petite! “Don’t … Continue reading

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Secrets of goal shooting from a baseline pass

This clip by high performance coach Larry McIntosh is excellent for learning how to receive a baseline pass and then shoot at goal from both right and left. When you get a baseline pass from the right side of the … Continue reading

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