Think Outside the Box hockey is a set of new, innovative drills from Crazy Catch, specifically created with hockey in mind. Featuring Ireland’s David Harte, in total there are five drills for both goalkeepers and outfield players to use, although there are many more drills that can be developed from these five.
No Man’s Land
Freestyle in the D
The main benefit of using Crazy Catch for hockey is the variety and fun it can add to your training or practice. By using both the SANE and INSANE rebound sides, it is far easier to test your ability and skill levels and simulate match conditions. The unpredictability of the INSANE side provides a great test for any goalkeeper looking to challenge their reactions and saving capabilities, whilst outfield players can develop and improve their first touch, particularly at taking the ball from the air.
For small ball sports, like hockey, the Crazy Catch Classic range is the recommended choice, as can be seen in the above videos. The Upstart is the smallest Crazy Catch in the Classic range, followed by the Wildchild, which is our most popular model, and finally the Professional, which is ideal for clubs and schools. The Freestyle is the only hand held Crazy Catch and a great coaching aid.
Maddie Hinch and Crazy Catch have teamed up for England Hockey’s Goalkeeping week to launch a new competition to win a Crazy Catch Wildchild and one of Maddie’s Ritual sticks! All you need to do is post your own 2 ball drill – something like this…
To enter you just need to post your video clip on social and tag @MaddieHinch and @CrazyCatchUK … We will post all the entries received on this blog post so you can get even more ideas for your next goalkeeping session or appreciate some of the top saves! #GKLOVE Please note the deadline for entries is Tuesday 28th February. Good Luck
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!
Want to win a Crazy Catch for your club?? Enter our competition now with the draw taking place on the eve of the English domestic season – 17th September. http://traininsane.pagedemo.co/
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
Crazy Catch are delighted to announce that two of the world’s top hockey goalkeepers Maddie Hinch (GB and England) and David Harte (Ireland) have joined the brand as official ambassadors. Both Maddie and David have used the Crazy Catch throughout their careers and now they are both heading to their first Olympic games starting on the 5th August in Rio! WATCH this brand new video in the Train INSANE series showing how Crazy Catch helps them both to take their skills to the next level …
Keep following Crazy Catch UK for an exclusive interview with both Maddie and David, as we delve inside the heads of the worlds best and learn what has taken them to the top of their sport and their mindset heading into the Olympic Games, hockey’s pinnacle. After Rio, Maddie will be joining David out in Holland where she will spend a season at Stichtsche HC meanwhile David will be looking to follow up a tremendous season for both club and country which saw him become an EHL winner and named as FIH Goalkeeper of the Year!
Crazy Catch is no ordinary rebound net… It has two different sides. A SANE side for a consistent feed and an INSANE side which really tests your reactions, speed, hand-eye co-ordination and vision. The Classic range for hockey is available in 4 sizes including a handheld Freestyle model and the pace on the rebound needs to be seen to be believed. It’s not just goalkeepers who can have fun with Crazy Catch however – Outfield players too are increasingly using the product to work on their first touch, 3D skills, finishing and much more and for coaches the product creates a new challenge and progression for any drill and is portable and most of all lots of fun to use. WATCH some seriously cool obstacle course circuits from some top international teams AND some amazing skills from the guys at Self Pass and then get on the turf yourself and show us what you can do! Train INSANE or remain the same.
Congratulations to our new Crazy Catch ambassador Maddie Hinch who has been selected in the GB Hockey squad for Rio this summer. Maddie is one of 16 players who will make the trip to Brazil along with 3 reserves. This is a first Olympic games for Maddie and our new video shows some of the training that she has been putting in with Crazy Catch to help take her game to the next level.
Train INSANE or remain the same is all about pushing yourself in training so that in the biggest games, against the best opponents, you are at your best and can make those match winning saves. Maddie is one of the world’s top goalkeepers and is a current European gold medallist … she and the rest of the team are sure to leave no stone un-turned in their preparation for the tournament this summer. The women’s competition is sure to be fascinating with a number of nations on their day, able to win gold. GB find themselves in pool B alongside India, Japan, USA, Australia and Argentina, who were crowned Champions Trophy winners at Lee Valley last weekend.
Keep following Crazy Catch over the summer for lots of new video content with Maddie and we wish her lots of luck for the summer … be sure to tune in and give the girls all your support.
Hockey is changing … its becoming faster and more skilful than ever before. On the global stage, players are pushing the boundaries of what is possible whilst the surfaces and equipment create a game in which the ball is in the air more and control and touch is paramount.
Basic stick skills are fundamental and are developed and trained daily by all the top players – practice still makes perfect after all. Training with Crazy Catch is a given … take your skills to the next level like the kookaburra’s skills circuits which adds challenge and competition to their sessions whilst you can see the self pass skill-ers mesmerising two ball juggle in this new video. Crazy Catch have hooked up with Self Pass to bring you some incredible new training drills so its not just goalkeepers that have all the fun now with the Ultimate Rebound Net.
Crazy Catch has two different sides of netting – one SANE and one completely INSANE. Its a great way to develop your first touch, learn to pick high balls and aerials, develop shooting skills like volleying, deflections and 3D skills … whatever your position, take your game to the next level and keep following Crazy Catch for lots of exciting new hockey content coming up with the Champions Trophy and Olympics just around the corner!
Our Crazy Catch hockey goalkeeping video filmed with Maddie Hinch has now hit 20,000 views on You Tube and to celebrate we have posted a short highlights video on our Facebook page. Do take a look and give our page a like so you can be the first to see all our new training videos and the latest product news and innovations from the Ultimate Rebound Net.
Maddie is currently in Perth mid way through a series against Australia as the GB’s squad preparations for the Olympics in Rio step up a notch. There is also chance to watch 6 of the worlds best teams fight it out for Champions Trophy glory on home soil at the Lee Valley Hockey stadium from the 18-26th June 2016.
Crazy Catch also have some exciting hockey projects up our sleeves this year. Sign up to our mailing list below to be the first to hear our plans when they are announced!