Tag Archives: FIH

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 […]

Loïck Luypaert: A Lion that spits Dragon fire!

Who is Loick Luypaert? I’m 23 years old, I play for Kampong SV and the Belgian National Team as central defender. I have 105 caps for Belgium and around 20 goals. I live in Utrecht and Antwerp. I’m studying a bachelor in physical education and movement of science and started my master in sportmanagement this […]

Nikki Lloyd, the Scots barbie!

Hi, I’m Nikki, I’m a 28 year old female hockey player currently living around the London area. I play my club hockey for Canterbury and am fortunate enough to play for my country and have amounted 64 caps for Scotland… (Hopefully a lot more to come!) So how did I start playing? It was down […]

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 […]

Christopher Rühr, German ‘Wonderkid’

When and why did you start playing hockey? I started playing hockey when I was six years old, because my sisters and my brother played and so I probably just got into it. Who was your hockey idol growing up? I did not really have one idol to whom I looked up to. I admired […]

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 […]

The multitasked coach Chris Faust

What is your current involvement with Hockey? I am the manager of my home club Safo Frankfurt being involved in school hockey as a coach, coordinate coaches, management for more then 300 kids and 25 coaches. I am also involved in the senior teams, especially the men’s. I am coach of the “Hessen” county boys […]

So long 2014, Hello 2015!

2014 it’s gone and it was a fantastic hockey year! It was a year with some fuzz regarding the new FIH decision on reducing the playing time at international competitions in 10 minutes; new format is 4X15 minutes instead of good old 2X35 minutes. This new format started from September (Champions Trophy was the ‘showcase […]

To HIL or not to HIL? That is the question…

The Hero Hockey India League will start its third season in a couple of weeks. But its auction and the decision of players to join or not has been and is a topic of discussion long before the first whistle is blown. At least in both hockey countries I am most familiar with, The Netherlands […]