A detailed look at Mink van der Weerden’s drag flicking technique

Mink van der Weerden is one of the world’s best drag flickers. Here you can take a look at some of the details of his technique alongside with his powerful Adidas df24 stick. His right foot makes a crossover on his back while his stick captures the ball in a very straight angle. The dragging of the ball is as long as possible while he transfer his bodyweight forward, meaning, he keeps the ball on his stick as long as possible while he accelerates his rotation. He makes a sharp break of the wrists while pushing the ball away of his body and finally, he launches his bodyweight forward while he follows through the swing. Are we forgetting anything?



 

By Pablo Mendoza

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