Category Archives: Tomahawk backstick backhand shot

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. … Continue reading

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England Hockey stars reveal secrets of the reverse hit

Here’s a great new clip from the Hockey Performance Academy. 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. … Continue reading

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Olympic hockey players reveal their secrets

England Hockey’s magazine ‘The Clubhouse’ is a handy resource that’s designed to pass on useful tips, tactic and advice to players, coaches and club officials. For more info see England Hockey website In the latest issue some of England’s biggest names … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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