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 …

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Here’s what a top hockey coach observed at the 2014 world cup…

Tasmanian Institute of Sport Hockey Coach Andrew McDonald (pictured below) attended the World Cup for a HA Coach education study tour.Here are some of his fascinating observations about what he saw there. His notes identify trends in play - and training implications for this. For example, the increasing use of shave tackles and what this means for where and how …

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 video that looks a bit more like club hockey might. In the higher level Olympic …