With this exercise you trick your opponent by tapping the ball at the very last moment. It is important that the chop is performed correctly. When the tap is too soft, the ball will not lift over the stick of your opponent and when the tap is too hard, the ball will shoot too far away, and you will no longer have control over the ball.
Bring the ball on the left side behind your body. Tap the ball to chop the ball over the bar. Control the ball by stopping it with your stick. Once you get the hang of it, try speeding it up.
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In doubt about the right stick length? No problem at all! The size chart below can be used as a guideline for choosing the right field hockey stick.
The length of a stick is especially important for children. With a stick which is too long it is very difficult to master the technique. With a stick that is too short, the striking power is reduced and there is a big chance that you take the wrong position.
In the table below you can find the length of the stick in relation to the length of a child. The stick lengths are indicated in inches.
In de onderstaande tabel vind je de lengte van de stick in relatie tot de lengte van een kind. De sticklengtes worden aangeduid in inches.
|Length to hip||Stick length|
|< 45 cm||18 inch|
|45 – 53 cm||21 inch|
|53 – 60 cm||24 inch|
|60 – 63 cm||25 inch|
|63 – 66 cm||26 inch|
|66 – 68 cm||27 inch|
|68 – 71 cm||28 inch|
|71 – 73 cm||29 inch|
|73 – 76 cm||30 inch|
|76 – 78 cm||31 inch|
|78 – 81 cm||32 inch|
|81 – 83 cm||33 inch|
|83 – 86 cm||34 inch|
|86 – 88 cm||35 inch|
|88 – 91 cm||36 inch|
|91 cm >||36,5 inch|
If you are still unsure about the length of your stick, you can use the methods below to find out the ideal stick length.The most common length for seniors is 36.5 inches, or 92 centimeters. If despite the right posture you still regularly suffer from back pain, a longer stick may be the solution.
Measuring the right stick size: