The constant changes to school sports regulations brought on by Covid-19 can make it hard for players to stay motivated in their respective sporting codes.
With the recent cessation of hockey skills’ training, Union’s coaches are finding new and innovative ways to ensure the players stay motivated and excited about the game.
During Ms Jacqui Jones’ recent practice session with the junior hockey girls, she employed Union’s Head Boy, Kyle-Luke du Preez, a SAHA-qualified umpire, to host a session with the players from an umpire’s point of view.
Kyle-Luke made use of video footage to demonstrate and explore the rules of hockey with the players. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the various discussions that ensued and interpreting the various ways they, as players, can manage the ball in the match scenarios presented to them by Kyle-Luke.