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DO ATHLETES AND ALCOHOL MIX WELL?

2018-04-18T14:48:13+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

With alcohol consumption reducing muscle recovery, sapping energy and causing dehydration amongst a host of other side effects, it’s no wonder coaches and captains alike will encourage their teams to avoid indulging in alcohol. We share the impact alcohol has on your hockey performance.   DON’T SABOTAGE YOUR POTENTAL Muscle recovery– alcohol inhibits hormones which are involved in muscle recovery,

TOP 5 HOCKEY INFLUENCERS

2018-04-08T22:44:07+00:00 April 8th, 2018|

South African Hockey legends are making their presence known on social media and attracting hockey-lover followers from all around the world. We share the top 5 South African field hockey influencers making a presence on Instagram.   Shelley Russell Shelley is a South African field hockey player. She has competed in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.   Instagram handle: @shelleyrussell10

GET READY FOR THE 2018 ST MARY’S INVESTEC HOCKEY FESTIVAL

2018-04-03T14:29:14+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , |

It’s an exciting week for South African school hockey and we are sure that we don’t need to remind anyone that the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival takes place this week, from 5 to 8 April at participating schools and the final at St Mary’s Waverley. We’ve partnered with the Festival to celebrate girls’ hockey in South Africa, and welcome

HOMEMADE HOT CROSS BUNS

2018-04-03T14:20:09+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

Whether your family celebrates Easter as a holy time of year or simply as a long weekend, it is guaranteed to be about delicious food! Instead of guilt-tripping yourself after snacking on a few sugar-coated, gluten filled, shop-bought hot cross buns this weekend, why not bring the whole family together and enjoy baking some of your own?   WHY HOT

First Things First: Breakfast

2018-03-13T18:40:40+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, is a well-known saying that may just hold some truth. We look into the importance of a healthy breakfast for your family and what it could look like for your little hockey player.   BREAKFAST BASICS Breakfast is essential for providing your body with the mental and physical energy needed to

Nutrition Know-how

2018-03-08T18:23:41+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

In our last few blogs, we covered three of the top training trends you are likely to see this year. Although, training trends may come and go, the importance of health and nutrition, as part of a holistic approach, to your hockey career can never be overemphasised. We will share a few tips on what you need to consider in

Group Training is a GO!

2018-02-16T21:16:23+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Most often, when “group training” is mentioned to hockey teams, the first thing that pops into mind is hockey-specific training. However; participating as a team in other group training activities is highly beneficial for a team as it encourages improved commitment, enlarges social circles and enhances team spirit and morale. We take a look at these benefits in more detail.

HIIT is a HIT in 2018

2018-02-12T11:40:28+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

In our previous blog about the top training exercises that will complement your hockey training this year we explored the growing trend of yoga. This week we will jump into the reasons why high-intensity interval training (HIIIT) is making it onto the trending scene this year.   WHAT’S HIIT? High-Intensity Interval Training is a super-efficient way of squeezing in that