Understanding Hockey


Understanding Hockey

Understanding Hockey

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  • Understanding Hockey helps you unpick the complex rules, structures and jargon of the sport. It is packed with information to help you, or anyone with an interest in hockey, quickly demystify the sport and make learning about it fun.

    This great book, suitable for adults and children, players and fans, features:

    • an introductory quiz to assess your existing knowledge and help you zoom into the right sections to help you improve your game
    • chapters on what you need to play hockey, the laws of the game, misconduct, skills and much more
    • interactive tasks to test your understanding and progression as you work through the chapters
    • relevant websites to visit to further your knowledge of hockey
    • profiles of the hockey greats to inspire you to keep practising.

    Look out for other titles in this series, covering football, cricket, rugby union, rugby league, tennis, netball and athletics.

  • Author: Julia Hickey
  • Copyright Year: 2006
  • ISBN: 978-1-905540-14-3
  • Length: 64 pages
    • Chapter 1: Getting the Most Out of Understanding Hockey
    • Chapter 2: Hockey Through the Ages
    • Chapter 3: Getting Started
    • Chapter 4: The Basics
    • Chapter 5: The Ingredients of Hockey
    • Chapter 6: Following the Progress of a Match
    • Chapter 7: Attacking and Defending Play
    • Chapter 8: Obstruction, Dangerous Play, Raised Ball and Other Misconduct
    • Chapter 9: Playing Advantage, Penalties and Other Sanctions
    • Chapter 10: Finding Out More
    • Glossary
    • Answers
    • Bibliography
    • Index



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  • Julia Hickey is an associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University with responsibility for Adult Basic Education. She is also author of the other titles in the Understanding Sport series.

    After graduating from Loughborough University, David Whitaker spent 14 years in leadership roles in education and played international hockey representing England and Great Britain over 100 times. In 1980, he was appointed the Coach to both England and Great Britain and, during the next eight years, contributed to the unparalleled success of the men's teams. This included Olympic Bronze (1984), World and European Silvers (1986 and 1987), culminating in Olympic Gold in 1988. He is also a Master Coach for the International Hockey Federation. In recognition of his achievements and understanding of coaching, David was awarded the OBE in 1989 and chosen as Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1988. Since 1989, he has been involved with Performance Consultants, which he co-founded.