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THE ABC OF MUSCLE RECOVERY

2018-11-05T18:50:51+00:00November 5th, 2018|

“Anything is possible with hard work.” Tegan Fourie (SA Under-21 Hockey Player) There’s nothing worse than struggling through hockey practice, or worse a game, with a sometimes-debilitating pain from your last workout or from an injury. While plenty heart, soul and hard work goes into achieving hockey success, young players needn’t feel disheartened. We share the ABC’s of understanding muscle

PRE-MATCH PREPARATION FOR HOCKEY EXCELLENCE

2018-11-04T17:18:53+00:00November 4th, 2018|

Pre-match preparation commonly involves a careful combination of three crucial elements: training, diet and rest. Our Academy aims to help you excel in all three of these areas through our players’ courses offering sessions on nutrition, recovery and training techniques specific to you. Here’s a taste of what you can expect… Diet At the Investec Hockey Academy you are educated on

Potchefstroom Hockey Fraternity, You’re Next!

2018-10-14T19:47:52+00:00October 14th, 2018|

After very successful players’ and coaches’ courses in Ballito this past weekend, we are excited to be meeting and working closely with the passionate North West hockey fraternity this weekend. We welcome school players and coaches of all levels to join us for two days of learning, fun and sharing a love for hockey on 13 and 14 October at

CREATING THE FUTURE WITH COACHES

2018-09-28T09:10:38+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Peter Drucker (Austrian-born teacher and author) We believe that school coaches are integral to the future growth and standard of SA hockey and look forward to working together with dynamic, passionate school coaches at our upcoming courses in Ballito (6-7 October), Potchefstroom (13-14 October) and Stellenbosch (19-20 October)

BALLITO HOCKEY FRATERNITY: WE’RE COMING TO YOU!

2018-09-28T09:07:55+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , , |

We are firm believers that the future of South African hockey lies in the talented players at school level nationwide, which is why we use only the best talent in the country – professionals in the game to offer courses for players aged 8 to 18 and coaches of all levels. Our team of former and current, professional players and

TURN PRE-MATCH NERVES INTO VICTORY

2018-09-24T10:56:31+00:00September 24th, 2018|

It would be unnatural not to feel at least a bit anxious before a match; however, some people experience related symptoms before a game that can affect performance such as insomnia, stomach gripes or poor performance as a result of these nerves. If pre-match nerves make you so anxious that you experience symptoms that affect your day-to-day life, you are

HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT MADE EASY

2018-09-05T17:41:29+00:00September 5th, 2018|

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” - Nora Roberts (American author)   We are big believers in “stepping forward” and we want to help you! Our diverse range of professional, two-day courses aim to improve hockey performance at all levels through a multi-dimensional

INGREDIENTS TO SUCCESS

2018-08-26T15:14:36+00:00August 26th, 2018|

Course captain, Louise de Jager’s mottos in life is Colin Powell’s quote: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Hockey is the same. Preparation is vital, the hard work inevitable, and learning from mistakes is all up to you. We look into the first ingredient to this recipe for

Q&A WITH LOUISE DE JAGER

2018-08-08T16:33:29+00:00August 8th, 2018|

We had the privilege of chatting to one of our coaches, sports psychologist and former SA hockey player, Louise de Jager. A well-known person in the sports arena, and a course captain for our Johannesburg courses, Louise shared with us her love and passion for hockey as well as her advice for aspiring players.   When did you start playing