Tag Archives: Eurohockey

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 […]

Jag är inte Zlatan, Jag är Johan Björkman!

Johan Björkman 03-09-93 Sweden National Team Harvestehuder THC 1st Men’s Team At the age of 5, I started with hockey in Partille Sport Club, Sweden. People often ask me ”Why did you start playing hockey in a country were hockey almost doesn’t exist?” it’s simple; if your dad is a ex-national player and trainer, your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indoor Hockey, the best kept secret of Germany!?

In this mellow winter nothing better than talking about the most beautiful event of this period, (no, it’s not Christmas) the indoor hockey season and the importance of this variant for player development. Allowed me to start with some facts: some weeks ago, Germany U21 won the Junior World Cup for the 6th time (!!) […]

The goalkeepers goalie

Today we have an opinion piece from the English Daniel Grim, that is an enthusiastic writer and focus his analysis in goalkeeping. Dan is also a OBO KR columnist and share his thoughts about the misinterpretation of some goalkeepers ability. Within the “goalkeeper’s union”, the community of goalie fellowship, the band of brothers of the […]

EHF High Level Coaching Seminar

During the Trifinance EuroHockey Championships in Antwerpen 5 weeks ago, the European Hockey Federation held a High Level Coaching Seminar, here is a summary that I wrote to the EHF website about the seminar: During the last TriFinance EuroHockey Championships in Boom (Antwerpen), Belgium I had the opportunity together with other coaches from the EHF […]

HOCKEY: A NEW MARKETING APPROACH!

Because he is a felow countryman but also an extremely competent marketing and communications professional, living in both sides of the ‘fence’ primarly developing an extraordinary work in the low budget, low scaled yet dynamic Portuguese Hockey Federation and also collaborating as member of the European Federation Committee of Marketing and Communications , decided to […]