Most often, when “group training” is mentioned to hockey teams, the first thing that pops into mind is hockey-specific training. However; participating as a team in other group training activities is highly beneficial for a team as it encourages improved commitment, enlarges social circles and enhances team spirit and morale. We take a look at these benefits in more detail.
In our previous blog about the top training exercises that will complement your hockey training this year we explored the growing trend of yoga. This week we will jump into the reasons why high-intensity interval training (HIIIT) is making it onto the trending scene this year. WHAT’S HIIT? High-Intensity Interval Training is a super-efficient way of squeezing in that
Are your favourite workouts on the trend list this 2018? In the next few weeks, we will look into some popular training exercises that will complement your hockey training this year to help you get the most out of your training time (and stay trendy at the same time!). There are a number of opinions, from sport professionals to health
Following on from our blog post last week on teamwork Teamwork: Tricks Of The Trade For Coaches (Part 1), we share some more helpful tips for coaches when establishing a team at the start if the season. Often a team is a mixed group of new and older team members at the start of a new season, and it can be
Building a winning team isn’t an easy feat for a coach of any calibre. It’s even more challenging when you have a group of new, young, energetic children who are excited about the sport, but have very little experience in working together as a team. Young players are motivated and positive about hockey at the start of a new season
With the festive season upon us and the gift shopping frenzy beginning, it can be an overwhelming endeavour to find the perfect gift for your hockey-loving daughter, niece, sister or friend. To get your creativity flowing, we have a few “hockey” ideas for under the Christmas tree this year: A funky water bottle A water bottle is an essential for
This is the perfect festive recipe that will satisfy those sweet cravings without ruining your healthy diet. It is packed with healthy ingredients like protein-packed peanuts and delicious dried apples, and is topped with decadent sweetness to treat the taste buds these holidays. Ingredients: 45g chunky peanut butter 32g vegetable oil 1 cup Rice Crispies 1 cup bran
The school holidays are often a parent’s nightmare - six weeks of no school and no idea how to entertain those busy bodies. Instead of driving him around all holiday, invite his friends over and keep their hockey interests satisfied with some self-entertaining games. We look at a few ways they can keep their fitness levels up while at the
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACKS A healthy energy-packed lunch can be a parent’s biggest back-to-school battle. There’s no doubt it is a challenge, but we have some tips to ensure you get it right this year! We look at what to pack in your daughter’s back-to-school bag to make sure she is on the right track for a successful year at school; academically
We frequently meet parents who allow their children to avoid sport because “my child is just not into sport” or “she is just not a team player”. While there is nothing wrong with these statements, there’s more to playing sport than just making a team, in fact their long-term health relies on participating in organized sport from a young age.