Tag Archives: Germany

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Playing Styles

Many quotes have been used about passing the ball instead of driblling. A few examples: `The ball never gets tired` `Nobody can be faster than the ball` `You think you are the postman delivering the mail?’ (Spanish expression) There are some teams that do a lot of running with the ball (dribbling) while others prefer […]

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 (!!) […]