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 great on how to slap hit with deception. Ryde Hockey Club high performance coach Larry …

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Why hockey can be a pain in the elbow

It has all sorts of names: tennis elbow; golfers elbow; lateral epicondylitis; medial epicondylitis - but I just call it elbow pain. I know lots of hockey players of a certain age, usually over 40, who have their elbow strapped up during matches and complain of pain.Interestingly, it's also usually their left arm. I had …

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 …

Watching Olympic hockey? Here’s how to try the sport for yourself

  With the Olympic hockey providing such entertaining viewing, it's a great time to get into playing the sport yourself. It's great fun, good for fitness and in the UK there's a whole programme devoted to easing you back into the sport if you haven't played in a while - or indeed if you've never even held …