How to make the most perfect block tackle in field hockey?



By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net

The Australian defender, Georgie Morgan, made a perfectly strong and precise block tackle inside the circle. Pay attention to the details where she lowers her left hand to the ground, sets her feet in the right position to stand her ground and pushes the ball away with her stick stealing the ball.

Morgan was able to balance one of the main concepts of the block tackle, which is having the right timing to lower the stick to the ground blocking the path of the Argentinian attacker.