5 Field Hockey Goalkeeper Tips From England’s #1 (George Pinner)

I have recently had quite a few requests for field hockey goalkeeper tips and although I can help goalie’s with a large part of their game (particularly when it comes to the mental and physical demands), I am no expert goalkeeper so who better to get tips from than England and Great Britain’s number one goalkeeper; George…

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Beat Players Using These Field Hockey 3D Skills

Want to get past players easily? Then work on your field hockey 3D skills. The game of field hockey has progressed so much in recent times and one of the important elements of this development has been the use of 3D skills or what is also known as lifted skills, pops or jinks. It is one of the hardest…

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Top 20 Field Hockey Lessons To Learn

A lot of hockey players just turn up to training and games and don’t give a lot of thought to how they can get more out of their hockey and reach levels they probably haven’t even imagined. I setup the Hockey Performance Academy (HPA) to help sports people, specifically hockey players to realise that there…

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Anna Flanagan Australian Hockey Star Reveals Her Secrets To Success

It was very interesting interviewing Hockeyroo Anna Flanagan, one of the best and most popular field hockey players in the world, commonly known as Flanno by her team mates. Two of the key takeaways for me after talking to the Australian Hockey Player comes from some of the things that I am constantly teaching: 1. Setbacks and injury have helped Anna to…

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10 Fun Field Hockey Facts

Here are some interesting and FUN Field Hockey Facts. How many of these did you know? Let us know in the comments below…. 1. At the London 2012 Olympics, hockey was the 3rd most spectated sport 2. Celebrities Emma Watson, Kate Middleton, Jennifer Lawrence and Heath Ledger all played hockey 3. Men’s hockey has the fastest…

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5 Tips To Scoring Goals In Field Hockey

Want to score more goals in field hockey? This VLOG (video blog) is all about scoring goals in field hockey, so watch the video below for my 5 TOP TIPS on how to score goals in hockey and become your team’s goal machine (or you can also read below if you prefer): I am sure you have played a game when your…

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10 Things That Prove You Are A Field Hockey Player

Recently I have been speaking to a lot of hockey players and coaches from all over the world, including Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South America, USA, Canada, South Africa and parts of Asia, appreciating how big the hockey community is. Having played with and against many different types of players, across many different countries I…

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Field Hockey Skills – How To Do An Overhead

Field Hockey Skills – How To Do An Overhead (Or Aerial)  What is an advanced skill that a defender can use and one of the best ways to get out of a high pressured situation (like a full press)? Use an overhead. “If you can’t go through, go over” Some of the best and most effective attacks…

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Hockey players should train their core, not their abs! [video demo included]

Field Hockey Core Training Are you still doing situp’s as a way of improving your core? When I talk about being fit for hockey, unlike a lot of hockey players I don’t just mean the ability to run for 70 minutes. Hockey fitness is also about being strong, fast, agile, powerful, core strength, having mobility & flexibility, recovering quickly in order…

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Hockey Players – How Mentally Tough Are You?

Mental Toughness in Hockey Hockey players and coaches often assess and train physically for hockey, whether that be skills training or fitness assessments. But my question today is: How many people ever assess and train their mental game?  The answer is less then 5% of people – probably the same 5% that have achieved great things. Sport is such…

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