Category Archives: Opinion

EHL – The best hockey club event in the world!

The EHL returns to Eindhoven for the KO16 and KO8 in 2 days and we expect it will be another brilliant festival of hockey.   The match-ups that came out of the draw are brilliant with lots of really even games coming up in the KO16. One of the great things about the EHL is […]

Thanks 2016, Hey 2017!

Last days of December and also for self-pass it’s time to make a retrospective of 2016… Damn… What a year! In 2016, if you care about Hockey, you heard or saw something about self-pass. Looking back, there are some feelings that come up; achievement, inspiration, education, show and the list could go on and on. […]

Manu Brunet ‘Rio2016 Golden memory’

Rio 2016 was the best sport experience I have ever had. Be part of an Olympic Games is something amazing. It is really difficult to find the correct word to describe it, but I think the best I can use is “privilege”. I had always dreamed about  being an olympic champion, but I had also worked […]

The unmindful Max!

The Argentinian Max Caldas, coach of the Netherlands men’s team, has opened a debate in the last days about how the profile of the highest Dutch League (hoofdklasse) affected the preparation and performance of the National Team at the international scene namely during the last Olympics in Rio. He is being critical towards the competition […]

Gripp Management- Professionalizing Hockey

Today at Self Pass we proudly present the première launch of GRIPP Sports Management, the movie! Exclusively shown on our website www.self-pass.com. The story behing GRIPP Who is Bart Gielen? I am the former manager of MHC MEP (Boxtel) and MHC Oranje Zwart (Eindhoven) 1st mens team. I live and was born in Boxtel, growing […]

FHAnalytics – Field Hockey Analytics

It all started one day when one of the application co-creator got tired of managing game statistics through spreadsheets, week after week, month after month. One of the goals of the FHA application is to help coaching staffs in their decision making process by streamlining the use of statistics from their own games as well […]

‘The direction of Hockey Umpiring at The Olympic Games – what can we expect?’ by Andy Mair

The Rio Olympic Games are here at long last, and the eyes of the World are ready to watch the athletes, competing in sports which may be familiar to them or perhaps have never been seen previously. For the Hockey watchers; an Olympic Games is always a landmark, as people can see what style of […]

Rio2016 Preview by Carlos Garcia Cuenca

My dear friends! Just some moments before the start of the Olympic Games we all look forward to live once again, the biggest event that any lover of our sport can experience. Like the Hockey World Cup, the Olympics are held only every four years, which makes the wait and expectations even higher. We are […]

‘The correct ranking would change the Rio Games but most likely not its winner!’ by Ernst Baart

The FIH world ranking is not a correct representation of the actual worth of hockey nations on a global scale. It considers the ranking of non relevant tournaments such as the Champions Trophy and the continental championships. Let me explain… The Champions Trophy should not be considered because it is (or has become) an invitational […]

Rio2016 Preview by Justin Reid-Ross

  The hockey competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics will undoubtedly be the most exciting one yet. The world’s top teams are all coming into form and with 3 days until the first match, let’s take a look at the teams, their key players and how they might fare.     Group A   Australia […]