Tag Archives: Sport

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 […]

Gonzalo Peillat – Man of the Year 2016

Who is Gonzalo Peillat? Gonzalo Peillat is 24 years old, he is an international hockey player who played his first match at the Champions Challenge in 2011. Actually he has a big roll in the Argentinian team as an important drag flicker. He is an Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro! Who were your idols or […]

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 […]

Pinner making the wrong move?

With the breaking news of Beeston’s prized goalkeeper George Pinner leaving behind his long term team, debuting for them in his university years, England’s first choice has made a strange decision at what is a key time in the build-up to the Olympic calendar and in fact in his very own career. After making all […]

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 […]

“I Love To Watch You Play” should come first

One excellent coaching philosophy for the hockey coaching of children is: “Hockey is not so much a competition between our bodies as a celebration of them”. Celebrating our bodies is done through the joys of running, passing, hitting a ball and sharing with friends in the team. Youth sports thrive on parent-coaches. One estimate finds that parents […]

Hockey in Belgium!

Some insights about the current ‘state of grace’ of Belgian Hockey and their recipe for success by JOHN BESSELL – Performance Analyst for the Red Lions (Men’s Belgian Hockey Team ) I have been a professional hockey coach since 2001 and Performance Analyst with Belgium Hockey since 2009. My playing, coaching and performance analyst careers […]