**Estimated reading time: < 1 minute** It seems to be the mantra for FIH president Batra in all of his endeavours: overpromising and underdelivering! We’ve seen it with the HIL and the FIH Pro League. And it’s the same for FIH.live so it seems. The platform and app were announced during his FIH congress in November 2018 and launched in January of 2019. […]
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**Estimated reading time: < 1 minute** The CEO from FIH, Thierry Weil, told the world about his ambition for a dry artificial turf for elite hockey at the Olympics in Paris 2024. We can all see the thinking and logic behind eliminating the waterbased pitches. But is it realistic? Studio Hockey asked industry expert Arnoud Fiolet from Recreational Systems International about […]
**Estimated reading time: < 1 minute** Sometimes you just have to kill the unicorn… before it kills you. No, do not fear… We haven’t gone off topic. We’re not doing fairytales, nor are we in the business of animal cruelty. A unicorn in this context has been defined by experts in innovation as one of these idea’s during a brainstorm session […]
**Estimated reading time: < 1 minute** Once again the EHL lived up to its reputation… In Eindhoven the hockey family came together over the Easter weekend and celebrated our sport.Listen to my monologue following the 2019 EHL edition or read all about it at be-hockey.com… Recorded at 2019-04-23.
**Estimated reading time: < 1 minute** Jon Wyatt is the sports director for the FIH. He joins me, Ernst Baart, on our Studio Hockey podcast talking about some recent developments following a FIH board meeting in March of 2019. The end of the FIH Series, new qualification paths to the FIH World Cup & Olympics, more importance given to the continental […]
**Estimated reading time: < 1 minute** A monologue about Hockey5s. In 2013 the FIH gave birth to hockey’s own Frankenstein’s monster. Contrary to the monster created by dr. Frankenstein this one has a name. We call it Hockey5s. Very much parallel to the fictional character from book and movies, I’m convinced some of you will have grown to like the monster. As I’m sure […]
**Estimated reading time: < 1 minute** Mike Joyce, director at The Hockey Foundation and the FIH talks to us about Hockey2024, the newest global strategy for hockey development due to launch in 2019. The strategy has been presented at the recent FIH congress and will be officially launched in January of 2019. Check out the podcast to learn more about it […]
Let’s start by congratulating Belgium for their amazing progress resulting in a well earned silver at the Rio Games in 2016 and a first gold medal at the most recent World Cup. The secret to their success is a simple formula : a stronger domestic league + an ambitious long term plan/vision not just on […]
Let the Hockey Revolution change the way we show hockey instead of the way we play it! While hardly anyone is noticing it, I do think the future of our sport will be decided in the years to come. We are at a turning point… Prefer to read about it? Check out : be-hockey.com/real-revolutions-do-not-follow-the-downtrodden-path/