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Nov 11, 2022

Running Demands of Field Hockey

Henry Davies

In this video I explain the running demands of hockey, both in terms of total distances, sprint distances and positional differences.

Sep 5, 2022

How to Improve Your 16 Pitch Lengths Time

Henry Davies

The 16 pitch lengths assessment is a time trial test of 1600 yards or 1462 metres. It is a useful measure of aerobic capacity, which is vital for field hockey performance. In this article, I’ll be sharing a range of ways to improve your time in this test.

Apr 22, 2022

The 30-15IFT for Hockey 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 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 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.

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.

Dec 22, 2021

16 Pitch Lengths Assessment - Fitness Test for Field Hockey

Henry Davies

In this video I explain how to complete the 16 pitch lengths fitness assessment, and how to use it to individualise running prescription.

Dec 16, 2021

7 Hockey Specific Running Conditioning Session Ideas

Henry Davies

Here are 7 hockey-specific conditioning sessions that will provide you with a range of different benefits. These progress from lower intensity/higher volume to higher intensity/lower volume.

Aug 18, 2021

Building a Running Profile: Individualising Conditioning for Field Hockey

Henry Davies

In this video I explain how to build a running profile to individualise conditioning for field hockey athletes. This allows us to improve the impact of our conditioning programme and ensure that what we do is appropriate for us, leading to sustainable improvements.

Jul 28, 2021

Running Conditioning for Field Hockey Fitness

Henry Davies

Running conditioning for field hockey fitness including MAS intervals, tempo conditioning, and sprint training.
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