Speed Training for Field Hockey


By Free Motion Physiotherapy

Speed is a game defining physical quality in Field Hockey and can give you a huge advantage.

It could be the difference between winning a race to the ball, making a crucial interception, closing down a drag flicker at a short corner, creating separation and space on the pitch, and ultimately produce a higher number of goal scoring opportunities whilst minimising attacking threats in defence.

This blog aims to highlight some key concepts around speed from a performance perspective, as well as how to improve it through some guidelines and suggested exercises.