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Wayne Blazejczyk Provides Tips on How to Become a Better Field Hockey Player

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Wayne Blazejczyk believes that field hockey is one of the greatest sports in the world. Field hockey is a widely played team sport, which resides in the hockey family. The game can be played on grass, water turf, artificial turf, or synthetic field as well as an indoor boarded surface. The team has ten field players and a goalkeeper. Wayne Blazejczyk having played this sport for many years, Wayne feels he has enough experience to provide tips on how to become a better field hockey player.

If you have never played field hockey before this game is one that might take a few times of playing to get comfortable with. You will have the ability to level up, but just know that this game is a learning process. With that said, there are a few tips you can put into your back pocket as you go through the process of this great game. Here are four tips to keep in mind as you begin.

First, purchase a good field hockey stick, do not skimp on good equipment, make sure that you bring to the field the proper gear so that you develop proper technique and good habits. Instead of going for a wood stick, buy one that’s composite, as it will give you more command and control of the ball. Second once you have your stick, it is time to practice your stick skills. Stick skills refer to dodging, dribbling, tackling, and hitting. Third, make sure you watch as many games as you possibly can. There is a certain flow and movement in field hockey that is unique to the game itself. Especially if you are a beginner, watching as many games as you can help you get exposed to this type of game quickly. Watch locally, in person or even on YouTube, try to spend time focusing on each position and what they are doing. Note: Lots of times, it is their movement without the ball that makes them a quality player. Fourth, sign up for a camp to try the sport. There are so many resources out there that will help you learn the game, and one easy way is to go to a camp that will teach you all the basics. At camps there is usually times for coaches to have a one-on-one ratio with the campers when they are teaching, so this is a great option for beginners to learn quickly.

Wayne Blazejczyk believes that once you have gained an understanding of the sport you will not want to turn back. You will begin to have a special love for the game and passion to play it all the time.


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