Yearly Archives: 2015

| 2015

High Performance Hockey Academy launches in Durban

2016-04-26T22:56:10+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , |

Young hockey players from KwaZulu-Natal can look forward to meeting and working closely with some of SA Hockey’s best former and current hockey players at the launch of the Durban leg of the Investec Hockey Academy. The academy offers courses for school-going players at different levels and allows players the opportunity to work closely with an impressive line-up of coaches

SA Women’s Hockey Icon Heads Up Youth Development Initiative

2016-04-26T23:06:24+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Tags: , |

Current SA Women’s Hockey striker and midfielder, Shelley Russell, supported by Investec, launched the Investec Hockey Academy earlier this year. The intention is to provide a comprehensive, multi-dimensional hockey training academy aimed at vastly improving performance of female South African players at all levels. The academy has run three sets of successful courses for schoolgirls to date, one in Stellenbosch

Shelley Russell

2016-04-26T23:01:10+00:00February 16th, 2015|Tags: |

From: Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. Age: 27 years old. I attended Auckland Park Preparatory School and went to St Mary’s High School, Waverley, where I played hockey for SA Schools at both U16 and U18 levels. I obtained my Sports Science degree at the University of Stellenbosch, specialised in Disabilities, and majored in Psychology. My debut into the South African

Coaching Tip #1

2016-04-26T23:06:13+00:00February 16th, 2015|

Keep your instruction short and specific especially at half time when emotions are high and heart rates are racing. You will get the best out of players concentration span when they have concise information. Always start coaching the difficult skills (eg reverse-sticks shots and aerial skills) at a young age and patiently persist with it. As long as you are