Category Archives: Opinion

The Field Hockey Game

I am sure over the years nearly every single person reading this piece has played a console sports game. Most likely that is one of the FIFA or PES franchise games, I for one remember countless hours spent playing against friends online or just the computer on a number of iterations of FIFA.   Despite […]

Hockey Manager – Le Jeu

What is exactly HockeyManager? HockeyManager or #hockeyman is a free online hockey fantasy game available here http://www.hockeyman.net created and managed by me, Xavier. As a player your objective is to predict the game scores of real competitions and/or build the best virtual team. The game is already covering Belgian, French and Spanish national championships as […]

6 Hockey Coaching Teachings from Ric Charlesworth

Ric Charlesworth is one of the best coaches in recent times. If you watched the 2014 World Cup, you probably witnessed an Australian team that deserves to go down in history as one of the best squads to ever win the trophy. The coaching mastermind behind this winning side was Richard Charlesworth, who in addition to […]

Hockey goalkeepers in need of systematised loans for key development?

When we think about other sports and their structuring to reflect and reconsider the status quo in a broader sense, loan deals are something we see a lot more often outside of hockey (to my personal knowledge and experience anyway). And when it comes to goalkeepers, loan deals are made use of to push along […]

Zeke’s glance at Argentina Hockey

(Ezequiel Paulon) Differences between Argentinian hockey culture and European or Australian? In my opinion there are several differences between these forms of understanding and living the game and training. Start from a cultural context perspective, how life is in Europe and Australia in opposite to Argentina. In the first two there is a cultural and […]

Where is the mental toughness in the game of field hockey?

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is one way to say it. Or another way to put it, mental toughness is “the ability to consistently perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of competitive circumstances.” In other words, being mentally tough means that no matter how difficult the […]

Indoor Hockey – Love it or Leave it…

Think a second about Indoor Hockey. (Sweden – Germany) Done? What comes to mind, especially when you compared it with field version? Well this is what comes to mine: An intense and thrilling game, with shorter number of players (now still in a very polemic 5X5 format, after this Leipzig WC will return to the […]

Some would say a typical British girl… The majority would say: A great girl!

Susannah Grace Townsend, a Canterbury, England and Great Britain attacking midfielder. Some would say a typical British girl, born in London with 3 brothers and 1 sister! This sibling rivalry is a big factor I put down to pushing me in all areas of my life, as everyone wants to beat their siblings! My twin […]

Die Hockey-Kids

A little book scores in the Hockey-World… Watching all the new releases of kiddies’ books pile up on the library shelf day by day, some of you may say, ‘Well, that’s just another one, so what?!’ That’s surely true but in relation to my little Hockey-Kids, I hope, you might not be as right as […]

The Fantastick® Learn hockey the fun and easy way!

The Fantastick is an innovative (patent pending) field hockeystick, especially developed for 4-7 year-old children. This hockey stick has been developed by Sportivation, together with amongst others Marc Lammers, former success coach of the Dutch women’s gold medal hockey team. At schools, out-of-school care and hockey clubs playing hockey with the Fantastick is more fun, […]