Author(s): Katrin Barth
Field hockey is an incredibly enjoyable sport for young players. This volume includes practical hints, tips, and exercises that help young players with the skills they need to really enjoy the game. It also includes facts about the game itself, tips on health and nutrition, as well as a number of quizzes and exercises.
Playing field hockey is fun, whether it's on an indoor court or on grass. But it really gets to be fun when you can skillfully handle the hockey stick and the ball, and when you know the most important techniques for passing, defense, dribbling and scoring goals. If you want to learn how to play field hockey then this book is for you. The text is written in an easy to understand manner, and motivating drawings help you to understand the basic techniques for ball control, defense, and scoring goals. You receive important tips and plenty of suggestions for exercises you can practice by yourself. The book teaches you diverse game variations for two or more players, both for playing on an indoor court or on a field. The little elephant Elo is a great companion throughout the book. He tells you some interesting things about the sport, gives you some tips health tips, and he has some quizzes and exercises for you. There are many opportunities for keeping and adding notes and for coloring, as well as lots of exercises for practice. Field hockey coaches can use this book as a source of ideas for how to get the children actively involved in the sport and to promote their independent practice. For parents of children who play field hockey, the book is an important source of information to motivate and help their children with their practice.
Katrin Barth is a certified teacher and author of a highly successful sports book series for children. Lutz Nordmann is the former director of the German Hockey Association. He now works as the deputy director of the German Sports Associations' Coaching Academy.