Studio Hockey

Studio Hockey
Podcasts about field hockey all over the world
Jon Wyatt from FIH about the new world ranking
Mar 25 • 36 min
Jon Wyatt is the sports director for the FIH. He joins me, Ernst Baart, on our Studio Hockey podcast talking about some recent developments following a FIH board meeting in March of 2019. The end of the FIH Series, new qualification paths to the FIH World…
Hockey5s : our Frankenstein’s monster
Jan 30 • 18 min
A monologue about Hockey5s. In 2013 the FIH gave birth to hockey’s own Frankenstein’s monster. Contrary to the monster created by dr. Frankenstein this one has a name. We call it Hockey5s. Very much parallel to the fictional character from book and…
Hockey2024 : Start. Play. Stay.
Dec 30, 2018 • 46 min
Mike Joyce, director at The Hockey Foundation and the FIH talks to us about Hockey2024, the newest global strategy for hockey development due to launch in 2019. The strategy has been presented at the recent FIH congress and will be officially launched in…
The World Ranking is a joke
Dec 17, 2018 • 7 min
Let’s start by congratulating Belgium for their amazing progress resulting in a well earned silver at the Rio Games in 2016 and a first gold medal at the most recent World Cup. The secret to their success is a simple formula : a stronger domestic league +…
The proof of the pudding is in the eating
Nov 8, 2018 • 26 min
My thoughts on the FIH congress, hosted in New Delhi last weekend. Where the state of hockey and its future was discussed and decided… Read the column here :
Monologue – Real revolutions do not follow the downtrodden path
Oct 30, 2018 • 16 min
Let the Hockey Revolution change the way we show hockey instead of the way we play it! While hardly anyone is noticing it, I do think the future of our sport will be decided in the years to come. We are at a turning point… Prefer to read about it? Check…
Monologue: Hockey is coming home… or is it?
Sep 23, 2018 • 22 min
Hockey is coming home. It’s the FIH slogan for their newest event about to start in 2019 and meant to be instrumental in the Hockey Revolution, the 2014-2024 strategy for the FIH. We’re half way their 10 year plan and entering Money Time. Let’s recap…
Studio Hockey goes Africa
Sep 14, 2018
Friday 2018-09-14 we talked hockey with some South African hockey legends… Austin Smith, Lloyd Norris-Jones, Rassie Pieterse & my co-host for the occasion Tyron Barnard, sports writer and hockey enthusiast from South Africa as well. We discussed all…
Hola EHL :)
Sep 6, 2018
The EHL is back…almost… We talked to the voice of European hockey Nick Irvine for our podcast ︎ about the EHL returning to the city of Barcelona and Thursday 2018-09-06 at 11am CET (that’s 10am in London, 5pm in Perth or 6am for the early risers in Buenos…
S2E6 : Behind the mask
Aug 24, 2018 • 42 min
Talking hockey with some of the best goalies in the world: David Harte from Ireland & Kampong (NED) and Tobias Walter from Germany & Dragons (BEL). If you prefer you watch it as a video at as well
Monologue: The FIH is making a mess of it…
Aug 18, 2018 • 9 min
Monologue or should I say rant (don’t worry, it’s just a short podcast) about how the FIH made a mess of it mixing up Hockey5s and real hockey and not being clear about the future of our game of hockey… Listen to it here or read about it here on…
Monologue: the good, the bad and the ugly
Aug 11, 2018 • 14 min
The year 2018 is a World Cup year for hockey! The women’s world cup is done and dusted by now and the men’s is just around the corner. We’ll make some time for a more thorough evaluation of the women’s world cup when the dust has settled and we’ve had…
Monologue: The end of hockey…
Jul 5, 2018 • 12 min
Monologue by Ernst Baart on the so called “end of hockey”… or at least the end of hockey as we know it. Read all about it at, as well as the answer from Thierry Weil, CEO at the FIH.
Robert van der Horst about EHL and more
May 8, 2017 • 30 min
Robert van der Horst from HC Oranje-Rood talks about the EHL and the upcoming Final 4 for them. Mats Grambüsch from HC Rot Weiss Köln was supposed to join in but had some technical difficulties. Presentation by Floris Geerts and Ernst Baart. Also…
The future of hockey
Mar 27, 2017 • 44 min
We discuss the future of hockey with Jason McCracken, CEO for the FIH and Marc Coudron, president of the Belgian hockey federation and board member at the FIH. We talk about the new event the FIH will launch for 2019, the impact of this on domestic…