Tag Archives: Amsterdam

MIRCO PRUYSER: ADDICTED TO GOALS!

Born in Hoofddorp, a small town 25 minutes away from Amsterdam, Mirco Pruyser is one of the leading players in world hockey. Always looking for the next goal, Pruyser has also a great view for the future! Self Pass got to know better the Dutch superstar and found out that goals is only one of […]

Robert ‘Tiger’ Tigges

Who is Robert Tigges? I’m a 31 year old living in Amsterdam. Working at Bovelander & Bovelander as an account manager for field hockey clinics. Also just started a master study in sport marketing in Maastricht. Playing for Amsterdam 1st men’s team and the Dutch national indoor team. How did hockey start in your life? […]

Teun Rohof – The Rock!

Who is Teun Rohof? I am Teun Rohof, 31 years old, living in Amsterdam for 11 years and playing for AH&BC my favourite hockey club in The Netherlands How did hockey start in your life? I started to play hockey in the back yard with my brothers, sister and even my parents. I started as […]

Laurens Goedegebuure – ‘The Hall Gatekeeper’

Who is Laurens Goedegebuure? I am a 28 year old goalkeeper for AHBC Amsterdam, father of 2 and an entrepreneur. I’m playing hockey since I was 5, started playing for my older brother his team. As his team did not have a keeper and I was always around (my father was their coach.) Why goalkeeper? […]

What comes first: the egg or the chicken?

What comes first: The technique or the tactics? The overall objectives or the short term ones? The general plan or the singularities of each group? These are ‘tricky’ questions and ones very difficult to give the ‘right’ answer. In such a complex sport like hockey, from a practical execution point of view, it is primordial […]

“I Love To Watch You Play” should come first

One excellent coaching philosophy for the hockey coaching of children is: “Hockey is not so much a competition between our bodies as a celebration of them”. Celebrating our bodies is done through the joys of running, passing, hitting a ball and sharing with friends in the team. Youth sports thrive on parent-coaches. One estimate finds that parents […]