8 wins out of 8 saw GB women’s scoop an incredible first Olympic hockey gold medal with Crazy Catch ambassador Maddie Hinch putting in a man of the match performance saving a penalty flick in the game and 5 shuffles in the shootout. Cue a twitter explosion and out pouring of superlatives from the great british public, who had been swept up by the passion and belief showed by all the squad, let superbly by retiring captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, who was subsequently chosen as team GB’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony.
With Maddie and her team mates making both the front and back pages and being chosen by the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave as their Rio 2016 highlight, the girls have certainly achieved their objectives of “Being the difference, Creating history and Inspiring the future” as well as sending the profile of the sport to the next level.
Crazy Catch first met Maddie back at Bisham Abbey in 2011 when the Ultimate Rebound Net was used for vision training and by legendary goalkeeper coach John Hurst for reaction training.
Maddie vision training at Bisham in May 2011
Then in 2013 we filmed our first video “Not Giving In” before Maddie joined as an official ambassador earlier this year and we created some awesome new content in Holland, alongside FIH goalkeeper of the year David Harte. You can watch all these videos plus some great content with Self Pass on our hockey playlist …
Next up, Maddie will be moving to Holland to play for dutch club Stichtse (SCHC). Stay tuned for more training footage with Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net for hockey and a great way to take your game to the next level, whatever your sport. If you have any messages of congratulations for Maddie or the GB hockey team, just comment below …
On Friday, Crazy Catch ambassador Maddie Hinch will represent GB in the Olympic hockey final. After a run of 6 wins from 6 in the competition, only their fierce rivals, the dutch, stand in the way of GB backing up their European gold (as England) with an Olympic gold!
Back in April, we travelled with Maddie over to Kampong HC in Holland where David Harte plays, to film them both together; two of worlds best goalkeepers, training with Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net for Hockey. We also took some time out for them to chat all things goalkeeping … WATCH the interview below to see what their biggest achievement is so far in their careers, who has helped them to get to the top and what their rituals are!
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Make sure you tune in on Friday at 9pm to watch the Olympic final … we are very proud of both David and Maddie’s achievements where this tournament has only heightened their reputations as the best in the business. Ireland played with great passion and desire, only narrowly missing out on a spot in the quarter finals whilst for Maddie and the rest of team GB, they are guaranteed a silver medal! It promises to be a fantastic final and is really putting hockey on the map.
David Harte representing Ireland
Maddie slides to save
Maddie celebrates an Olympic win
David with his twin brother Conor Harte
Crazy Catch is the Ultimate Rebound Net for Hockey – not just for goalkeepers but outfield players too. Take a watch at our hockey playlist on You Tube for some inspiration and insight into how Crazy Catch is used by the best to take their game to the next level. Crazy Catch is also used by Argentina, Germany, NZ, Holland and many more and is available online at all leading hockey retailers
As part of our “Catches Win Matches” campaign with James Taylor, we are releasing a new fielding drill incorporating Crazy Catch for each of the 4 Pakistan test matches. They will be added to the blog as they are released…
Why not try them in your next cricket club training session or in the garden with your friends. Use the SANE side to get the hang of things, then test your reactions to the max by flipping over to the INSANE side…
August is Crazy Catch Football Month! Our followers on social media (find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) will everyday be able to watch unique Crazy Catch Football content in the form of videos, photos and some special competitions so keep your eyes pealed and do follow us if you are not already…
First up is our brand new goalkeeping video filmed with the young goalkeepers at Crystal Palace. CPFC use the Crazy Catch across all ages ranges including the first team … WATCH them as they are put through their paces by u21s coach Gary Phillips. Crazy Catch pushes you out of your comfort zone with the unique INSANE netting creating a hugely unpredictable rebound which is great for working on your reactions. Check out a range of drills that palace use with Crazy Catch with the Professional Double Trouble, Wildchild Double Trouble and Freestyle all showcased. Train INSANE or remain the same!
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Crazy Catch Football Month
Crazy Catch Freestyle
Crazy Catch Professional Double Trouble
Crazy Catch Wildchild Double Trouble
Crazy Catch diving save
Crazy Catch is the worlds NUMBER ONE rebound net brand. The product is manufactured to a very high specification and is the perfect training aid for football (as well as lots of other sports). Improve your first touch, passing accuracy or use it to set up volleys, headers to add variation to any training drill… It’s also a BRILLIANT TRAINING AID for goalkeepers. Crazy Catch is used extensively in professional clubs and is also a great way to improve your skills at home alone. You will never be bored with Crazy Catch… it will always keep you on your toes with its unique INSANE rebound that will test your first touch & improve your game.