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May 1, 2022

Strength Training to Improve Your Hockey Drag Flick

Henry Davies

One of the most impactful skills in hockey is the drag flick, owing to how difficult it is to defend it, and how many goals are scored from penalty corners. In the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, a third of all goals came from them. In this article I explain how strength training can improve your drag flick.

Apr 25, 2022

How to Nutritionally Prepare for Your Hockey Match Day

Dan Richardson

If your nutrition is managed accurately, it can have a positive effect on your overall hockey performance. If you want to perform your best on game day you need to be fuelled correctly. In this article nutritionist Dan Richardson provides an overview of effective fuelling for match day performance.

Apr 22, 2022

The 30-15IFT for Team Sport Conditioning

Henry Davies

The 30-15IFT is a reliable measure of aerobic capacity (Stankovic et al., 2021). It is an intermittent running test that is related to repeat sprint ability in team sport athletes. In this article I explain what it is, how to prescribe from it, and some potential pros and cons of the test.

Mar 31, 2022

Anaerobic Speed Reserve for Field Hockey Conditioning

Henry Davies

In this article I explain how to assess the anaerobic speed reserve and how to prescribe from it for hockey players. This enables a more accurate prescription for field hockey conditioning and overall fitness.

Mar 31, 2022

Maximal Aerobic Speed (MAS) for Field Hockey Running Conditioning Sessions

Henry Davies

In this article I explain how to assess and prescribe field hockey fitness and conditioning sessions using maximal aerobic speed (MAS) and the 30-15IFT.

Mar 29, 2022

Ankle Injury Prevention for Field Hockey

Roy Barber

In this article, Roy Barber explains why ankle injuries occur, and how to prevent them using specific strength training and balance exercises.

Mar 24, 2022

3 Ways to Optimise Team Conditioning Sessions

Henry Davies

When running a team conditioning session, there are a number of challenges that you will likely encounter. In this article, I am going to be giving you some simple ways that you can navigate these, to make your life simpler.

Mar 16, 2022

How to Structure Your Hockey Workouts When You Have a Busy Training Schedule

Henry Davies

In this article I am going to address a number of problems that hockey players face when trying to structure the training week.

Mar 6, 2022

Lower Back Injury Prevention for Hockey Players

Henry Davies

In this article, I explain how to reduce lower back pain for field hockey including strength training, mobility and trunk exercises.

Mar 2, 2022

Position Specific Conditioning for Field Hockey

Henry Davies

How to make your conditioning work more position-specific, based on the physical demands of each position on the hockey pitch.

Feb 2, 2022

Tissue Capacity Training to Prevent Field Hockey Injuries

Henry Davies

Exercises to help prevent injury for hockey players, including ankle, hamstring and lower back strengthening drills.

Jan 6, 2022

9 Key Components of a Hockey Strength Programme

Henry Davies

Hockey has a wide range of physical requirements, but here are 9 key ones to include in your strength training programme.
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