Tag Archives: field hockey

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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Hockey tomahawk strike – technique

Watching live feed of the India Hockey League it’s clear that the reverse hit is crucial for these high-powered teams. The reverse hit, backstick shot or tomahawk – whatever you want to call it – is a useful striking move … Continue reading

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Hockey drag flick – technique

The drag flick is particularly useful in two circumstances in field hockey. Firstly, to score in a penalty corner when there is foot movement stepping into it (penalty corner drag flick). Secondly, when your team is awarded a penalty strike … Continue reading

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How to score a goal in field hockey

Goal scoring in hockey It’s just about all in this England Hockey video clip. Deflections, rebounds, sweeps, chip hits, reverse deflections…every kind of goal scoring possibility is covered here. Not sure whether you could translate these from this clip to … Continue reading

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Goal shooting skills in field hockey

This is the first of a series of three long video clips coaching goal shooting skills. Not many people have looked at these on youtube but I think they are excellent. Coach Trini Powell explains the skills easily and slowly … Continue reading

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What field hockey defenders hate…

I figured that to one of the best ways to improve attack skills might be to work out exactly what field hockey defenders hate you doing. It’s their job to stop you doing what you want to do – get … Continue reading

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