Tag Archives: Sports

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 […]

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 […]

Hockey: Game vs Brand!

  I embrace different roles in the sport: I am firstly and primarly a coach, then also a coach educator, a marketeer, a businessman and above all an enthusiast (freak some would say). Those different areas, when in complementary balance help me to have a wider and deeper understanding of the hockey game inside the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

David Alegre ‘El Crack Español’

Who is David Alegre? Living hockey as lifestyle with passion. I’m 32 years old and I have studied Journalism and a Master in Sport Management at Johan Cruyff Institute. Player of RC Polo de Barcelona since 2011, and I played 2 years for Orange Zwart in Holland. I have lived a dream 4 times: Athens […]

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 […]