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 …

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England Hockey stars reveal secrets of the reverse hit

Here's a great new clip from the Hockey Performance Academy. http://hockeyperformanceacademy.com/ What better pedigree than Sally Walton and Ashleigh Ball, from the England squad, to show how to do a reverse hit? This is easy to follow and very informative. Head out on the astro and have a go for yourself!

Backhand, backstick, tomahawk shot. Whatever you want to call it, here’s some tips on how to do it…

I've just been lucky enough to travel to The Hague to watch some of the Rabobank 2014 world cup matches. The hockey was stunning - with the highlights for me being Jamie Dwyer and the men's Australian team and the Dutch women's team. It was impossible not to notice how important the backstick shot - …