Tips to Improve Field Hockey Skills
Field hockey is a team sport wherein each team's goal is to shoot the ball in the opposite team's goal net by hitting, pushing, or flicking the ball with honey sticks. Field hockey is still the same as the plain hockey but it is played in the field. There are some hockeys played in the ice or street.
Field hockey is a rigid sport. So a person should be physically fit to be on a field hockey team. Who wants a sickly, slow teammate, right? But if you and the rest of your team are physically fit, you also need to learn the basic skills required for the game. Now, I'll be giving you some tips on how to improve your field hockey skills.
Just like any other team sports, running is a basic requirement in improving skills. Most of the hockey game is spent on running, or be in motion. Running will help you develop your balance and speed which is very important in field hockey. Endurance is also required in running. Running at varying speed will also help you develop your running skills since at the field hockey, running speed varies.
Flexibility and agility are also required in field hockey. Field hockey players need to have the skill of being able to change directions quickly. So it is best to do drills that require these two such as ladder drills, or running zigzag on each traffic cone. In a field hockey game, you should be able to change directions quickly just in case, you already had the ball but then the opponent has stolen it going to their goal net.
Lifting weights enable you to develop your upper body strength. This will be required for you to have a drive and power against your opponents. While being fast ad flexible help you move the ball away from the opponent, upper body strength helps you get and steal the ball away from your opponent's stick.