How To Improve Decision Making in Field Hockey

How do you know when to pass and when to go yourself? In the video below Lauren Penny (Performance Coach and Former International player) shares how you can improve your decision making on the hockey field. This question is from the ‘ask Lauren’ series. Want to ask something? Submit your question here 4 Ways to Improve…

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Goal Scoring Challenge VS Eva De Goede (5 Ways to Score in Field Hockey)

Last week dutch international hockey player & double Olympic Gold medalist, Eva De Goede, shared her top field hockey defending tips to help you tackle better, plus more… If you missed it, check it out here In the video this week (below), myself and Eva decided to go head to head in a goal scoring…

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How To Tackle in Field Hockey With Eva De Goede (2 x Olympic Gold Medalist)

Being a striker myself I have the tendency to focus more on attacking skills, so for a change I decided to bring in one of the best field female hockey players in the world to teach you how to tackle in field hockey. It’s my good friend, the dutch international and triple Olympian Eva De…

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3 Field Hockey Drills You Can Do At Home

Want to improve your field hockey skills but don’t have much space or access to an astroturf? That’s why I’ve put together 3 effective field hockey drills to improve agility that can you anywhere with just 5-10m of space. With agility being a large part of hockey, these drills focus on short and sharp movements while…

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Field Hockey Elimination Drill | Beat Your Player In a 1v1

Want to beat players in a 1 v 1? Try this elimination drill to improve your field hockey elimination skills.

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7 Factors That Make a Great Striker in Field Hockey

Want to know what makes a great striker in field hockey? Who better to ask than players who have reached the top level, including insights from Australian striker Ashleigh Nelson and GB men’s striker Sam Ward. Other posts in this series: 7 Factors That Make A Great Defender 7 Factors That Make A Great Midfielder Playing striker…

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7 Factors That Make A Great Defender In Field Hockey

Want to know what makes a great defender in field hockey? Who better to ask than players who’ve reached the top level, so I spoke to several international defenders to get their views and insights. In this post you can find out what international players Mark Knowles, Dan Fox and Rhett Halkett believe it takes to be a great…

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7 Factors That Make A Great Field Hockey Midfielder

Want to know what it takes to be a great midfielder? Rather than just share my own thoughts, I thought it would be better to ask a few trusted individuals who have reached the top level (i.e. international) either as a midfield player or as a coach. Knowing each of them personally I can tell you that…

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How To Do An Overhead in Field Hockey

Want to learn an advanced but effective way of passing in field hockey? The overhead can be a dangerous skill which can be used particularly to get out of defence but also to get past and beat attacking presses, turning defence into attack. The video below demonstrated by International Player Ryan Julius discusses some of the key points on How To…

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Use This Elimination Skill To Beat Players

I was recently watching a few of the South African Men’s International hockey games in Cape Town when I noticed a young player using this elimination skill rather effectively against some great teams. Ryan Julius is a promising young South African hockey player who is currently taking part in the u21 Junior World Cup African Qualifiers in Namibia. He…

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