Yearly Archives: 2016

| 2016

Muscle Building Super-Foods

2016-12-15T13:11:42+02:00December 15th, 2016|

Building muscle is so much more than weight training and working hard in the gym; diet is an integral part of this process. The term “diet” doesn’t have to equate to bland, boring and unenticing foods with restrictions on just about everything you love. We have found five muscle superfoods that can complement your workout and are delicious and nutritious.

International Field Hockey Coaching Levels

2016-12-15T13:09:11+02:00December 15th, 2016|

In SA hockey, there are four different coaching levels which provide training for beginner coaches to high-performance coaches; Level 0, Level 1, Goalkeeping and Level 2. Once completed, coaches looking to take their coaching further and get international experience have to go abroad to complete their qualifications. SA Under-21 Women’s Hockey coach and Investec Hockey Academy course module manager, Lindsey

Players – How You Can Make The Right Impression?

2016-12-15T13:09:02+02:00December 15th, 2016|

When trying out for a team, moving up a team or meeting a new team coach, it is important for players to make the right impression. Coaches look at your skills, fitness and condition; however, they also look for certain qualities in players which will help them determine your position, your ability as a player, as well as your success

Stay Fit Over The Holidays

2016-12-13T21:24:59+02:00December 13th, 2016|

The holidays, for schoolgirls, are a time for relaxing, spending time with friends and family, and doing fun activities. But what can players do in the holidays to maintain their hockey fitness? The answer is not in strenuous training and rigorous diets – players need their rest but also need to be mindful of their hockey goals. It is important to remember

The importance of carbohydrates in hockey

2016-12-02T17:47:23+02:00December 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , |

A healthy diet is important for any athlete to maintain his energy, stamina and weight, but there are misconceptions about one food group which all diets should include – these are carbohydrates. CARBOHYDRATE MYTHS DEBUNKED ALL CARBS ARE BAD FOR ME: Not all carbohydrates are bad for you – in fact, complex carbohydrates are an essential part of a healthy

Why Hydrating During Hockey Is So Important

2016-11-04T14:08:16+02:00November 4th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Staying hydrated is one of the most important things a hockey player needs to keep in mind– whether during practice or a game. It may seem straightforward but often we may be dehydrated without even realising it. The answer to staying hydrated is to ensure you are long before your body gives you a “sign” that you need water. WHAT

Successful Hockey Academy for Players & Coaches

2016-10-24T15:47:15+02:00October 24th, 2016|Tags: |

On the 8 and 9 October, St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls in Kloof hosted the Investec Hockey Academy. HOW MANY? Girls, from all over KZN and further afield, gathered during the school holidays eager to meet SA’s hockey icons and to learn everything they could from these greats of the game. Among the coaches who passionately spent


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