Tag Archives: Wales

David Kettle ‘Welsh Dragon’

Who is David Kettle? Current Surbiton and Wales GK. When did you start to play hockey? I was 11 when I first started playing in goal. My first game was at Repton School and it took my mother + two other parents to pad me up! I was always more focused on cricket but at […]

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 […]

Coaching dilemmas in new teams

This is my first piece for Self–pass.com, but for the past 18 months I have written my own hockey blog (bcuckowanalysisandcoaching).  My background is that I am English, studied Sports Coaching in Wales and have moved to the Netherlands to pursue a career in hockey.     Many coaches each season have to face one of the following two scenarios.  First being a new team: this is either a […]