Types of Hockey Players (Part 1)

In every field hockey team, there always seems to be similar types of hockey players, no matter what country or what level they are. 

In this article, we will attempt to breakdown different hockey player personalities in every team.

1. The Nutter

It can be the goalkeeper who is a bit crazy or it could also be the player that dives for everything, proud of their battle wounds such as bruises, grazes, scars and has the tendency to fly into tackles from every side, never afraid of being hurt. 

2. The Dribbler

This player has really excellent skills and is good at dribbling but tends to hold on to the ball too long because either they don’t trust their team mates or because they want to show off how good they can do with the ball.

3. The Joker 

In school they are the “class clown” which doesn’t change even they are off the hockey field. They like to joking around, playing pranks, doing silly dancing or tricks and making everyone laugh. Although they like messing around, using laughter as their way of focussing and staying relaxed, they can be good at the game.

4. The Poacher

This player is the one who always there to make the final touch and get credited with a goal even though others have done all the hard work. It’s good on them but with those understand that hockey was a team game, they are not fan of all attacking minded players who just want their name on the sheet for scoring.

5. Fitness Freak 

That player can run nonstop and always wants to do extra fitness and running. They tend to play in midfield because they get to do the most… RUNNING! Their legs keep running right to the end even when they haven’t been substituted!