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Field Hockey Gloves

Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Koa Field Hockey blog. Today’s blog will discuss why it’s important to wear a glove during competitive indoor field hockey. Left Hand Glove When playing indoor field hockey at a competitive level it is important to wear a left handed glove. The glove will protect your knuckles and…

Dodging

Happy Holidays, and I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! Today’s blog will be the final blog of 2014 (we’ll be in back in 2015) and will discuss the three different dodges players can use to beat a defender. When to consider a dodge- as you dribble down the field and a defender…

Playing off the boards

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Today’s blog we’ll talk about how to use and play with a key component to indoor field hockey, the boards. Indoor field hockey, unlike outdoor field hockey there is no (sidelines) out of bounds.  Instead, boards are placed on each sideline of the court, adding another element to…

Indoor Field Hockey

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Today’s blog was written by U12 Club Field Hockey coach Rachel Freeland. Rachel discusses the basic information everyone needs to know about indoor field hockey. Now that we’ve had our first snow, it’s about time to start talking about indoor field hockey.  That’s right folks; it’s not quite…

Nutrition

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Congratulations to UConn for winning the Division 1 Field Hockey National Championship! With Thanksgiving right around the corner I couldn’t think of anything better to talk about but nutrition. Everyday Nutrition  All kids need to eat a well balanced diet, and if your child is an athlete they…

Foul Reduction

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Congratulations to our U14 club team for finishing off the fall tournament season strong. Today I will discuss why the whistle blows so much in field hockey. As a new parent or player to the sport of field hockey you may wonder why the whistle blows so much….

Penalty Strokes

Hello, and I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Today’s field hockey topic is the exciting penalty stroke! What is a stroke? A penalty stroke occurs when an intentional foul happens in the penalty circle (the circle around the goal), the foul prevents a scoring of a opportunity.  A penalty stroke also is called if the…

The Importance of Try-outs

Hello, and I hope everyone had a great Halloween. Congratulations to the U12 Field Hockey team on winning the Harvest Hockey Championship! Today’s focus is on the importance of trying out and what coaches are looking for. Koa’s 2015 club tryouts coming are coming up and here are a few reasons to show up, even if you…

Self Start

Hello, and I hope everyone had a great weekend. Today’s focus is a specific rule, self start or self pass. In 2009 the rule of changed, before 2009, once a foul was committed the ball had to come to a complete stop and a pass had to be given in order to restart the play….

Corner Plays

A corner is taken in field hockey when a foul is committed by the defensive team within the shooting circle. At this time 4 defensive players and the goalie will stand within the goal or 5 meters from the goal post behind the end line; the rest of the defensive team will run behind the…

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