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SA HOCKEY ICONS CAN HELP YOUR SCHOOL TEAM

2018-12-16T15:00:00+00:00December 16th, 2018|

The beauty of hockey is that the game depends on a group effort – right from the coaching team, the players and the assistant specialists – all are needed to make a unit successful. At the Investec Hockey Academy, we understand that your team’s limitations are based on a variety of factors; like budget, contacts and coaching compliments. It is

HOLIDAY FITNESS MASTERED

2018-12-16T14:56:54+00:00December 16th, 2018|

While hockey is a seasonal sport, it’s not something that just comes naturally after a long break. Fitness, skills and reaction times don’t stay in peak condition in the off-season; they require continued effort and progress. Which is why you should be continuing some training throughout the holidays.   It is important to remember that while you are preparing for

MASTER YOUR VISION AND REACTION SKILLS THESE HOLIDAYS

2018-12-12T09:33:24+00:00December 12th, 2018|

How long does it take you to read a situation and make a decision in crucial moments? Something that makes the Investec Hockey Academy unique is that we focus on the bigger picture of the game – not just on natural talent and on-field skills, but also the behind-the-scenes training that contributes greatly to individual development. We show you why

THE ABC OF MUSCLE RECOVERY

2018-11-05T18:50:51+00:00November 5th, 2018|

“Anything is possible with hard work.” Tegan Fourie (SA Under-21 Hockey Player) There’s nothing worse than struggling through hockey practice, or worse a game, with a sometimes-debilitating pain from your last workout or from an injury. While plenty heart, soul and hard work goes into achieving hockey success, young players needn’t feel disheartened. We share the ABC’s of understanding muscle

PRE-MATCH PREPARATION FOR HOCKEY EXCELLENCE

2018-11-04T17:18:53+00:00November 4th, 2018|

Pre-match preparation commonly involves a careful combination of three crucial elements: training, diet and rest. Our Academy aims to help you excel in all three of these areas through our players’ courses offering sessions on nutrition, recovery and training techniques specific to you. Here’s a taste of what you can expect… Diet At the Investec Hockey Academy you are educated on

Potchefstroom Hockey Fraternity, You’re Next!

2018-10-14T19:47:52+00:00October 14th, 2018|

After very successful players’ and coaches’ courses in Ballito this past weekend, we are excited to be meeting and working closely with the passionate North West hockey fraternity this weekend. We welcome school players and coaches of all levels to join us for two days of learning, fun and sharing a love for hockey on 13 and 14 October at

CREATING THE FUTURE WITH COACHES

2018-09-28T09:10:38+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Peter Drucker (Austrian-born teacher and author) We believe that school coaches are integral to the future growth and standard of SA hockey and look forward to working together with dynamic, passionate school coaches at our upcoming courses in Ballito (6-7 October), Potchefstroom (13-14 October) and Stellenbosch (19-20 October)

BALLITO HOCKEY FRATERNITY: WE’RE COMING TO YOU!

2018-09-28T09:07:55+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , , |

We are firm believers that the future of South African hockey lies in the talented players at school level nationwide, which is why we use only the best talent in the country – professionals in the game to offer courses for players aged 8 to 18 and coaches of all levels. Our team of former and current, professional players and

TURN PRE-MATCH NERVES INTO VICTORY

2018-09-24T10:56:31+00:00September 24th, 2018|

It would be unnatural not to feel at least a bit anxious before a match; however, some people experience related symptoms before a game that can affect performance such as insomnia, stomach gripes or poor performance as a result of these nerves. If pre-match nerves make you so anxious that you experience symptoms that affect your day-to-day life, you are