As a seasonal sport, hockey is not often widely publicised and staying up-to-date with the latest news and games often means doing a Google search. For those who are passionate about hockey and want a more hockey-centred source of news as it happens, there are plenty of apps that hockey-crazy players, coaches and fans can use – we outline a few below.
Top Five Free Hockey Apps
- SA Hockey Tournaments – consisting of everything SA Hockey, this app gives you access to upcoming fixtures and venues, team selections, results, and previews of the log. The trial version is rated a 4.7 out of 5 stars and is positively reviewed by those who have used it. Look out for the fully generated app expected to come out soon. Available from iTunes and the Play Store.
- Field Hockey Board – great for coaches looking for a modern way to share game tactics with their teams. Create an animated strategy and share this easily with your players so that they understand the play and can practice it. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, this app allows you to customise your field size and lines. Available from iTunes and the Play Store.
- Field Hockey Insights – perfect for tracking your team’s performance throughout the season. Battling to stay on track of your team’s statistics? Now you can manage your team, tack their matches, record match results and keep notes on each game. You can also track penalties, goals, cards, fouls and play formations. Use your team stats to better their performance in upcoming matches with this great app – rated 4.4 out of 5 stars. Only available from the Play Store.
- Field Hockey News – the app for those who also like to keep an eye out on the international competition and news. This app covers everything related to international hockey including podcasts, videos, match results, pre- and post-match analysis, tips and news. Relatively new to the application store, it is rated at 3.8 out of 5 stars. Only available from the Play Store.
- Field Hockey Game – for those who can’t get enough of the game. Play with 20 international men’s and women’s teams in this 5-division championship and keep training to perfect your virtual hockey skills. The game is rated 4 out of 5 stars and is constantly working to improve gameplay and graphics. Available from iTunes and the Play Store.
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