Tag Archives: Netherlands

Paul MacKinnon – A Story of the Average Player?

  Hi, my name is Paul MacKinnon. While ago I was asked to write something for Self-Pass and I’ve sat on it. I’ve read stories of some amazing people and their achievements and thought “my achievements don’t come anywhere near them, what can I write about that would be interesting?” To give you an idea […]

‘Benny’ Stanzl – Austrian Playmaker

Who is Benjamin Stanzl? A 27 years old Austrian player who really spend a lot of time at the hockey pitch. How did Hockey start in your life? My parents already played hockey so it was really clear that I would start playing hockey, got my first stick at the age of 2, there is a […]

What would you change in Hockey? | Part 2

This is the second of the three parts of the article ‘What would you change in Hockey?’. In mid September we have publish the first part that you can read it here, and now we decided to invite different guests, again from different backgrounds to share their vision about what could change in our sport. […]

Justin Reid-Ross – The ‘Snipper’ from Stellenbosch

The story of Justin Reid-Ross? Hi everyone! I was born in 1986 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. I grew up in Port Elizabeth as well as Pretoria. My father and uncle both played hockey for South Africa so I was exposed to the sport from a very young age. When and why did you start to play hockey? […]

Tom Hiebendaal – ‘Renaissance’ of the classic attacker

Who is Tom Hiebendaal? I am 21 years old and I am a Dutch hockey player. I grew up in The Hague and moved to Amsterdam 2 years ago to study law at the “Vrije Universiteit”. I played one cap for the Dutch National team and hopefully there are much more to come! When and […]

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 […]

The Fantastick® Learn hockey the fun and easy way!

The Fantastick is an innovative (patent pending) field hockeystick, especially developed for 4-7 year-old children. This hockey stick has been developed by Sportivation, together with amongst others Marc Lammers, former success coach of the Dutch women’s gold medal hockey team. At schools, out-of-school care and hockey clubs playing hockey with the Fantastick is more fun, […]

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 […]

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 […]