How To Get Fit For Field Hockey

Ever wanted to know how to get fit for field hockey? Going for a jog is not enough if you want to be truly hockey fit or play at a competitive level and there is a lot more to hockey fitness than just running. In the video below, Performance Coach (and former International player), Lauren…

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7 Tips For Developing Explosive Speed On The Hockey Field

In the modern game of hockey, speed can be a huge advantage. It could be the difference between winning a 50/50, closing down a dragflicker at a short corner, bursting into space which creates a dangerous attack or making that crucial interception. When talking about speed in hockey, there are however various things to consider:…

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5 Common Pre Season Fitness Mistakes Hockey Players Make

Do you ever struggle with pre season hockey fitness, wonder what you should be doing or pick up little niggles throughout the season? Then make sure you avoid the common field hockey pre season fitness mistakes highlighted in this post. As we approach pre-season (in some parts of the world), many players are starting to think about…

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5 Ways To Prepare For Field Hockey Trials And Big Games

Have you ever been incredibly nervous for field hockey trials or so worried that you mess up in a big game that you started to overthink and underperform? You are not alone. This key to deal with this preparation, both physically and mentally. By knowing what you need to do and how to prepare for field hockey trials…

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You MUST Read This If You Want To Increase Speed in Field Hockey

* I recently wrote this post as an article that was featured in Planet Hockey Magazine In the modern game, speed can be a huge advantage.  It could be the difference between winning a 50/50, closing down a dragflicker at a short corner, bursting into space which creates a dangerous attack or making a crucial interception. When talking…

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Build Explosiveness For Field Hockey (The Injury-Free Way)

All hockey players want to be powerful and explosive to get to the ball first and make an impact so in this post I will show you just one way you can do this, the safe way. To build power you first need to develop your strength, ideally through a weight training program. Then you can move onto…

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Overcoming Injury In Sport – Is It Such A Bad Thing?

Getting injured is devastating and frustrating… But maybe it can be a good thing? Even if it doesn’t seem that way. I have a lot of experience of being injured and have struggled with many different injuries throughout my years of playing sport. Everything from several shoulder dislocations, shin splints, broken thumb, torn ankle ligaments, hamstring strain, compartment syndrome,…

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6 Ways Hockey Players Can Stay Fit Over Xmas

Xmas is most people’s favourite part of the year. The festive period is a time to spend with family and friends away from the grind of everyday life. Most people set any form of fitness aside during the holidays because they think they don’t have enough time. But I am here to tell you that you can…

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How Hockey Player Sophie Barnwell Overcame Her Shin Splints Injury

Injury is something that no-one wants to face. It can be annoying, frustrating and it can drive you crazy, especially if you can’t fix the root cause of the problem and it keeps coming back. Shin splints in one of the common hockey injuries that hockey players face, especially teenagers who are growing at an extraordinary rate.…

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7 Signs That It’s The Field Hockey Pre-Season!

“Nothing will work unless you do” – John Wooden No matter how much fitness training you have done in the off-season, there’s not a lot that can truly prepare your body for a field hockey pre-season!  Hockey demands more of your muscles than almost any non-specific fitness. Therefore, in order to make pre-season as painless as possible,…

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