Tag Archives: skill

Manpreet ‘7’ Singh

Who is Manpreet Singh? Just an ordinary guy with a big dream. I belong to a modest family from Mithapur, currently plying for Indian National Hockey team and Ranchi Rays for the upcoming season of HIL. I’m employed by Bharat Petroleum since 2014. Slowly but surely making my mark on international hockey and today I […]

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. […]

Agustin ‘El Pibe’ Mazzilli

  What is the story of Agustin Mazzilli? My story is quite normal. I started playing hockey when I was 6 years old, but simultaneously I also played football and rugby. When I was 13 I definitely decided to play only hockey. I studied 2 years of economics after school but with this intense way […]

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 […]

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 (!!) […]

Teambuilding, Team Dynamics and Leadership in the Game of Field Hockey

“The  way a team plays as a whole determines its success.   You may have the  greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play  together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”    Perceiving the team aspect in the game of hockey, we can go a long way back. Field hockey is […]

First the ball, then everything else

Lately I have been interested in reading some material about the Dutch football coach Rene Meulensteen that revolutionized the way that the football giant Manchester United works in their youth teams and improved some of the most talented international players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin Van Persie or Wayne Rooney and it was inspiring to realize […]