Mark Hager – Hockey Coach New ZealandOn GreenFields TX World Cup Hockey Field
National Hockey Coach Mark Hager reviews the GreenFields TX hockey field during his team preparation for the World Cup:
“Fantastic! The weather maybe not so good at the moment but it’s been very good for us and this stadium is fantastic. You couldn’t get a better stadium in the world to play hockey in.
We have found the hockey pitch very good. It runs very flat, it has a good even bounce and we find the field is fast. We like to play quick hockey as well so I think you will see a lot of good hockey here. I know the players and myself are very happy with both number one and number two pitch. They are very good quality.
We would like to think we can finish in the top six but we know that will be very difficult for us as we are in a tough pool with Holland, Australia, Korea, Japan and Belgium. All are very good teams who are capable of beating each other on the day. It will be a very hard contest but if we play well we give ourselves a chance.
“This hockey field is fantastic…”
I think the hockey field runs so flat. If a player miss hits the ball causing it to bobble, it runs true again very quickly. It’s a quick field. It allows good ball skills. The basic skills will be very high quality because there is not so much bounce. On some of the pitches we played in the past the ball tends to bobble a lot but on this one it is fantastic.
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