Category Archives: Opinion

Russia: The dark side!

At the Olympics in Pyeongchang, Russia won gold medals in ice hockey. In summer, major Russian cities will host the 2018 World Cup, and all the people will talk about football. Field hockey in our country does not receive a hundredth attention as at least one of these sports does. Today I want to talk […]

Effective Play

In this article, will share some thoughts about how to play effectively on the midfield. How midfielders positioning themselves off the ball, their receiving styles and general behaviour. For a long time I have been fascinated by players like Juan Escarré, Rob Hammond, John-John Dohmen, Tobias Hauke, Sander Baart, Matias Rey and recently for a few upcoming […]

Terrassa: The Hockey Talent Factory

Terrassa is probably one of the most important hockey towns in the world. In our 250.000 population- city, we have 1 Olympian player for every 2.000 citizens. We just have 5 hockey clubs here, being Atlètic Terrassa, Club Egara, and CD Terrassa its big representatives. However, we’ve been producing some of the best hockey athletes […]

Hockey: Game vs Brand!

  I embrace different roles in the sport: I am firstly and primarly a coach, then also a coach educator, a marketeer, a businessman and above all an enthusiast (freak some would say). Those different areas, when in complementary balance help me to have a wider and deeper understanding of the hockey game inside the […]

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 […]