Tag Archives: Self-Pass

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 […]

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 […]

MIRCO PRUYSER: ADDICTED TO GOALS!

Born in Hoofddorp, a small town 25 minutes away from Amsterdam, Mirco Pruyser is one of the leading players in world hockey. Always looking for the next goal, Pruyser has also a great view for the future! Self Pass got to know better the Dutch superstar and found out that goals is only one of […]

OIKAWA, THE HOOFDKLASSE MASTER OF DEFENSE

  Originally from Iwate Prefecture, an agricultural area of ​​Japan, Shihori Oikawa is an onna-bugeisha as far as field hockey is concerned. For those who do not know, onna-bugeisha is the name given to the Japanese warriors, the female of the most known samurai. Historically, they were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and […]

Aisling D’hooge – ‘The Panther’

Who is Aisling D’hooghe? I’m the goalkeeper of the Belgian National Team. I’m 23 years old and I always played at Waterloo Ducks. How and when did you start playing hockey? I was 10 years old. I really wanted to do a team sports and loved football. My father was not very happy with me […]

Delfina ‘Leona’ Merino

Who is Delfina Merino? My name is Delfina Merino. I was born in Argentina, Buenos Aires the 15th October of 1989, since I was a little girl I was involved in sports and especially in hockey. Started playing when I was 5 years old at Banco Provincia club which is my current club in Argentina […]

Arthur ‘Tuur’ van Doren

Who is Arthur van Doren? I am 22 years of age, played for KHC Dragons all my life and play for the Belgium national team (Red Lions) since 2012. When and how did you start playing hockey? My uncle was a hockeyplayer and introduced me to the sport, also gave me my first hockeystick. We lived […]

A real Dutch coach: Sjoerd Marijne

Who is Sjoerd Marijne? I have been 10 years player in the first team of Den Bosch and have been 14 year coach of several teams. Besides that I have a family with 4 children and a company called ML Hockey Support what I am doing together with Raoul Ehren (coach of Den Bosch ladies).  We have the dream to let every child […]