Tag Archives: hockey

#Copyrights or #Hockeyrights?

As you do in a 3 hours flight, I got slightly bored and decided to write some lines about current state of affairs on our beautiful sport. I know, this is not the most original topic and according to the reading stats of our website coaching or technical articles are way more popular for our […]

A great (partly accidental) build-up!

Watch this clip from the last European Championship final between Netherlands and Belgium:   This is a personal favorite because it is very effective and enjoyable attacking play with enough tactical and technical content worth taking a deeper observation. I will try to break it down in simple stages and explain why this is such […]

Push it.

First thing I notice in any player? The ‘touch’. The way a player touches and moves the ball, the control, the absorption during the receiving and the ‘right’ tension in a passing or dribbling action. Take a look at this clip: Besides being a fantastic goal from the German team, this clip has enough ‘rich’ […]

Basic Concepts: Defensive Structures

In this piece will talk about the main defensive structures in hockey. I have decided to share some thoughts on this topic, as it seems to me, that certain tactical and technical components, are currently neglected or undervalued at every level of coaching. The information below is a result of my practical learning and tactical […]

Russia: The dark side!

At the Olympics in Pyeongchang, Russia won gold medals in ice hockey. In summer, major Russian cities will host the 2018 World Cup, and all the people will talk about football. Field hockey in our country does not receive a hundredth attention as at least one of these sports does. Today I want to talk […]

Effective Play

In this article, will share some thoughts about how to play effectively on the midfield. How midfielders positioning themselves off the ball, their receiving styles and general behaviour. For a long time I have been fascinated by players like Juan Escarré, Rob Hammond, John-John Dohmen, Tobias Hauke, Sander Baart, Matias Rey and recently for a few upcoming […]

Terrassa: The Hockey Talent Factory

Terrassa is probably one of the most important hockey towns in the world. In our 250.000 population- city, we have 1 Olympian player for every 2.000 citizens. We just have 5 hockey clubs here, being Atlètic Terrassa, Club Egara, and CD Terrassa its big representatives. However, we’ve been producing some of the best hockey athletes […]

ROCÍO YBARRA: FROM GETXO TO THE WORLD WITH THE SPANISH «FURIA»


Born in Getxo, Bilbao, Spain, Rocío Ybarra had her family name to play for. The legendary number 3 had a long trip between Olympic Games, World Cups, and experiencing German and Dutch leagues, and now she’s back to Spain and to her hometown. After 266 caps (the most capped player for Spain) had to decide […]

KWAN BROWNE: THE CARIBBEAN HOCKEY KING

Kwan Browne is Trinidad & Tobago’s (T&T) hockey King. He’s royalty and still brings it to the pitch every week, as a player or a coach. In his prime, the fans, teammates and opponents would say that he was one of the best in the world. It has been an amazing journey for T&T hockey […]

MICHAEL KöRPER: A HATE THAT LIGHTS THE FIRE OF WINNING

Divided by his love for both indoor and outdoor, Michael Körper is a thirsty hockey player. After getting to the top, both with Harvestehuder THC (HTHC) and Austria, Körper wants more. He hates to lose and picks up there to fight to win. Welcome to revolution number 9! Words: Tiago Marques “HTHC is the best […]