Preventing the "devastating" overload of hockey players is one way which New Zealand, and Tauranga, can help improve the sport, according to a gold medal-winning coach.
Former Black Stick Shane Mcleod has taken up a temporary teaching post in New Plymouth to share his hockey knowledge with young athletes.
The coach gets the blame when there is a loss. The players get the credit when they win.
Last week with the help of the Coach for Life Foundation, Wellington Hockey was lucky enough to host Belgium Red Lions and Olympic Gold Medal winning coach Shane McLeod in a series of workshops for the players and coaches of our community.