Reviews


Since 2012 I started training with Richard on my drag flick. My level was very decent at that time. But I wanted to bring this to a higher/international level. The experience of his training formula was key for me. We started by looking at my drag flick piece by piece. Eventually we tried to combine my feeling with the things Richard and I saw on the video’s. The most important thing for a drag flicker is to stay close to your feeling with the drag flick. Every person has a different technique. Richard was able to realise that and teach me with small steps each time. Also from a beginner perspective, I think Richard has much to offer considering the fact that he was a drag flicker himself as well as his coaching skills."

Martijn HavengaDutch selection, Kampong 1st Men's Team

I have had the opportunity to work with Dennis over the last 6 months and I am really happy with the imporvements I have made in my game. I play at the international level but in the past I haven’t had consistent goalie training. When I started training with Dennis I really wanted to start at the beginning and work on basics and technique. We spent time working on footwork, balance, and hand positioning and it helped me so much. With better balance and technique I am able to make saves I normally would struggle with. From there we have worked on various things including deflections, penalty corners, and shoot outs. Dennis has a lot of experience as a goalkeeper and is very knowledgeable so I feel that I am constantly learning new things. He has a variety of equipment at his disposal which keeps the training really fun as well as challenging. He also uses video analysis at different angles so we can really break things down and narrow in on areas for me to keep improving on. I would highly recommend Dennis to goalkeepers of all ages and experience levels!"

Kaitlyn WilliamsCanadian National Woman's Team, Royal Victory 1st Woman's Team

It´s always great to train with Dennis van de Pol. He is a very good coach, and his training sessions combine technical and moving drills perfectly! I like espacially the drills with the Crazy Catch and the orange Ketchet boards, that challenges you a lot."

Tobias WalterGerman National Men's Team, KHC Dragons 1st Men's Team

Richard is the best drackflick trainer I know, with his high patience and knowledge he helped me every sesion with getting better. With his keen eyes he recognized everything and that’s what makes him the greatest dragflick trainer i know."

Teun van UunenDutch National U16, Laren U18

I have flicking sessions with Richard at Dragons. Already after couple of flicks he recognized what my “problems” are and where I can improve my technic.  It make so much fun to work with him, already after the first training I saw how I improved my technic and how much better my flick become. He is not only a good trainer, he is also such a nice guy! I am happy and looking forward to can work with him"

Dominic UherAustrian National Team, KHC Dragons 1st Men Team

I'm always looking forward to the goalie sessions with Dennis! There are a lot of ball contacts in every session! Dennis explains everything very well and clear so I understand directly."

Charlotte van DoorneAH&BC Amsterdam Girls U11

Dennis is a very helpful and good goalkeeper coach. He has taught me a lot about indoor hockey thanks to his collaborative and innovative way of training! A huge recommendation!"

Hidde BrinkDutch U21, Dutch Indoor Men's Team, Pinoke 1st Men's Team

Richard what a dragflick king and what a good coach to work with. He has tought me a lot. About the dragflick and he has improved my dragflick to another level and he give some very useful tips en tricks. Thanks for that!!"

Sheldon SchoutenDutch U18, Oranje-Rood A1

The first time I saw Richard drag flick was when I was 14 years old at the Dutch clinic in Namibia and he flicked 2 balls , at the same time and both were placed in the top and bottom corners of the goal, on a GRASS field. Now If that isn’t perfection then I don’t know what is. I aspire to drag flick a ball like Richard de Snaijer who has been an inspiration to me and I have been blessed to live my dream at the indoor World Cup in Berlin and the youth olympics in Buenos Aries representing my country this year."

Kiana CormacNamibië National Team

Last season I started with the dragflick. At first it was more a combination of scoops and dragging. Richard helped me then. During the training, he taught me the basic knowledge piece by piece. Richard first gave information and did it, then I dragged and then looked at the video recording what went well and could be improved. To improve those different moves I got various exercises. Richard also looks at how you learn the best and also adjusts the information and exercises. Because of this the dragflick became better and I also became more confident in my actions. The result is that I now flick harder and better and am currently in the dragflick group of the Dutch National selection. I always loved to participate Richard's trainings!"

Anissa AhmedAH&BC U14, Dutch National U15

Richard is the best dragflick trainer I know. He tought me the perfect basic techniques I need for the dragflick. With pleasure and patience he made me improve my dragflick every week! Everytime he saw something I could improve, he gave me a tip after which my dragflick really got better. He is very stimulating, because his own dragflick is just so good. During the training he filmed me and together we looked at it and see what could be improved. Also indoor he gave me several tips and thanks to that I scored a lot of corners!"

Tessel van WaardhuizenLaren MA1 (U18)