Clinics for goalkeepers

Hockey. Division One goalkeeper Dylan Jago will host a series of free clinics in Smithton in order to lift numbers and develop goalie technique.

Welcoming newcomers and current players, the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints keeper will share his knowledge throughout the two-hour sessions, the first to be held at 11am this Sunday (June 26) at the Smithton Hockey Centre, followed by a 1pm session.

Technique, positioning, movement and communication will all be discussed and developed at the clinics with weekly trainings to follow until the end of the season.

Jago has more than 10 years’ experience in goalkeeping, progressing from underage competitions to the Greater Northern League.

“I put up my hand when no one else did and I’ve been stuck with it ever since,” he laughed.

Representing Tasmania in state competitions throughout 2011, 2012 and 2013 as well as participating in north-west representative squads, the 20-year-old also shares his time between the Saints’ Div Two side where he takes off the pads for a run on the field.

Jago said the freedom of playing on the field as well as in goals strengthens his knowledge of the game and consequently improves his ability to predict his oppositions’ attack and successfully defend in goals.

He said the intent of the clinic is to increase individual knowledge of the sport and playing techniques thus improving hockey within the region as a whole.

For more information or to reserve your place contact Dylan Jago on 0417 855 658 or email dylan.jago302@gmail.com by Friday June 24.

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