Hockey Builds a Club Family
Watching players become a family is so totally awesome to see right before your eyes. ECFH players spend so much time together in practices, tournaments, training weekends, national and international hockey tours, it’s no wonder they become so close to one another, they become a real sports family. For ECFH its not only the team, but our entire Club forms a sports family for each and every player. Players do not always agree with each other but one thing they can always agree on is the passion they have for hockey. This is one of the reasons our ECFH teams get along so well. On the pitch or on the court, players feel close to each other because they invest so much energy to train and play together and cooperate. Because our players give 100 % effort, our teams bond ever more tightly so if a player makes a mistake someone on the team is right there to help them out. Some friends are only temporary, a family is forever. With well-defined team values, differences between players on every team within the club, who share these values; forms and then yields this incredible strong East Coast Club family. Our ECFH Club team is dominated by small town family values and our players do not take for granted all that their families and ECFH hockey club provides. Like parents in the home, our coaches celebrate positive behavior within the team and mold strong players of collective character. ECFH Club Hockey is a great way to teach the important character traits of trustworthiness, common sense, maturity, reliability and dependability. Our Club players respect the game that was here long before them and will be here long afterward. Respecting the game and our family, friends and teammates, above our players own egos; this builds character and successful athletes on and off the pitch, this build ECFH.
The photo above, taken immediately after a thrilling and highly competitive match between Cumberland Valley Knights and the Cedar Cliff Colts. These players and coaches, all current East Coast players and 2 former players, provide a glimpse of what’s it like to be a part of the East Coast Field Hockey Family, Friends Forever.
Exciting Indoor Hockey Goalkeeping
Indoor Hockey Goalkeeping is one of the most exciting positions on the indoor hockey team. Some of the exciting skills include exceptional footwork, agility and extreme fitness, perfect angles, using your stick for passing or clearing,, kicking accuracy using the boards. Often the indoor goalkeeper puts her legguard flat against the ground dropping to her right knee as she prepares to use her stick (without exposing her knee). As she puts down her right knee, at the same time her stick is extended on the ground in front of the legguard creating a long barrier just like the slide from an outdoor hockey GK.
Because indoor is so fast, the GK must try to slow down the attacker so on most of our teams the goalkeeper takes the ball carrier while her teammates take the pass options. Often the goalkeeper just follows the ball carrier and does not go down as that is the very LAST option indoor. just by following the ball carrier you put more stress on her.
I hope from these descriptions you can see how exciting it is to play and to watch the indoor goalkeeper perform. Look at the indoor Goalkeeper video example under Training Videos, you'll love the excitement. Our indoor Hockey GK coach will teach our goalkeepers to play this exciting position.