Tag Archives: EHF

Pietro Galligani – The ‘Fuoriclasse’ of Italian Umpiring

Who is Pietro Galligani? My name’s Pietro Galligani, I’m 24 and in my life I’m a cook. I love sport in general and when I was a kid I chose field hockey. I never left it during all this years. I’ve got a younger sister who plays hockey too so I can share with her […]

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 […]

ANOTHER TYPE OF WAY

There is been a while since my last personal article. In this piece I want to write about my summer experience helping the Portuguese U21 team on their ‘unexpected’ success achieving the highest level of European competition (A division among the top hockey countries like Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, etc). Last summer, while I was […]

Behind the scenes

I’ve been fortunate enough to see a wide range of destinations, experience diverse cultures and make life memories through hockey. The one thing we have in common, is the love of the game and the privilege of representing one’s country. The most common misconception is that a hockey tour, is like a personal holiday. People’s […]

EHL Competition Format

  Now that the 2014 season is over, the EHL have announced that they have listened to the complaints, about a busy schedule and changed the format of their excellent tournament, although no players have publicly voiced these complaints. The change has been in reaction to the fact that the Champions Trophy returns in December […]

Where are we heading? | Australia 2.0

Looking back to the World Cup in Den Haag: what a beautiful, well organized, colorful and massive tournament. Hopefully a turning point for this exquisite sport! Lately, mostly in the last decade hockey suffered innumerous changes, some for the benefit of the game and others for the sake (need) of a bigger popularity around the […]

Pinner making the wrong move?

With the breaking news of Beeston’s prized goalkeeper George Pinner leaving behind his long term team, debuting for them in his university years, England’s first choice has made a strange decision at what is a key time in the build-up to the Olympic calendar and in fact in his very own career. After making all […]

Oh Eindhoven…. Is Wonderful

  This year the mens team from Oranje Zwart (the biggest hockeyclub from Eindhoven) became the Dutch national hockey champion for the second time in its history. Champion of the league that is considered to be the strongest in the world. Last year OZ wasn’t so lucky as they lost in the final against HC […]

‘Less is More?’ by Ernst Baart

The start of a new year often is used to contemplate what has been done and how to learn from this towards the plans for the future. Which is a good thing to do on a regular basis and maybe more often than once a year… Last year I’ve written several blog articles with my […]