Penalty corner trapping: A few technical tips to do it better!



By Pablo Mendoza

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

Let’s see how we can improve the penalty corner stop. We can distinguish a group of basic technical details that need to be paid attention to in order to perform this technique effectively. The first thing we can see is that the position of the hands: the right hand pointing down while the left hand looks up.

The second key point is to focus on the position of the face of the stick, which is inclined to trap the ball. Finally we can point out that the center of gravity of the body that is low, in order to be “close to the ball”.