Part I: Mastering the BasicsChapter 1. Trapping and ReceivingChapter 2. PassingChapter 3. DribblingChapter 4. Leading Chapter 5. Tackling and Intercepting Chapter 6. Drags and Eliminations Chapter 7. Goal Shooting Chapter 8. GoalkeepingPart II: Playing the GameChapter 9.Team Communication Chapter 10. Styles of PlayChapter 11. Breakaways and CounterattacksChapter 12. Set PlaysChapter 13. Penalty Corners Chapter 14. Peak Player Fitness
Claire Mitchell-Taverner was a member of the Australian National team from 1993-2001 that won an Olympic gold medal, World Cup gold, Commonwealth gold and three Champions Trophy gold medals and a bronze. She played 180 international games for the Hockeyroos, Australia's Women's Field Hockey Team, considered one of the most successful Field Hockey teams of all time.
""""This is an innovative book that explains the finer points of
hockey in a straightforward, logical manner while acknowledging the
all-important basic skills of the game. The book is unique because
it is written by a former player who has been very successful at
all levels of the game. She incorporates the experience, advice,
and knowledge of a number of specific skill experts who have
excelled in the sport at the highest level. There is something
valuable in this book for players of all ages and stages."""
Rechelle Hawkes OAM
Olympic gold medalist (1988, 1996, 2000), former Hockeyroos captain and veteran of 279 international matches (1985-2000)
"""Claire Mitchell-Taverner has successfully used her experience
as a player and her association with other great players to lucidly
outline how hockey can and should be played. Every hockey
enthusiast can learn something from this book. I know I did."""
Dr. Richard Charlesworth
Former coach of Australian Women's Hockey Team (1993-2000)
World cup champions (1994, 1998), Olympic gold medalists (1996 and 2000) "