Tag Archives: Sports

Effect of scoreline on pass outcome

Overview This blog post is the first of a three-part series into the effect that score-line has upon passing in hockey. For these blogs, score-line refers to whether the analysed team at the time of performing a pass was behind (losing), level (drawing) or ahead (winning). This blog will examine pass outcome, which is the […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Will the “sweeper” be the next evolutionary step for hockey goalkeepers?

With hockey one of the leading lights in sport in terms of continuous innovation and progression, it’s surprising that the goalkeeper playing as an extra defender doesn’t feature as much in hockey, a game similar in formation and triangular movements of the ball across the pitch. Playing a similar line of attack, the sweeper is […]

The goalkeepers goalie

Today we have an opinion piece from the English Daniel Grim, that is an enthusiastic writer and focus his analysis in goalkeeping. Dan is also a OBO KR columnist and share his thoughts about the misinterpretation of some goalkeepers ability. Within the “goalkeeper’s union”, the community of goalie fellowship, the band of brothers of the […]

HOCKEY: A NEW MARKETING APPROACH!

Because he is a felow countryman but also an extremely competent marketing and communications professional, living in both sides of the ‘fence’ primarly developing an extraordinary work in the low budget, low scaled yet dynamic Portuguese Hockey Federation and also collaborating as member of the European Federation Committee of Marketing and Communications , decided to […]

Sport: The good war!

I’m here to remember the importance of one of Mankind’s greatest invention ever. To reclaim its rightful title. In the sublime hierarchy of our accomplishments Fire, Wheel, Music and Internet are some of our general first toughts. Unfortunately we often forget this one; Sports. Behold the onset of a new beggining. In the reign of […]