Richard is a professional drag-flick coach and a fulltime hockey coach. Richard has got his own coaching company. As a professional drag-flick coach he has traint a lot of top drag flickers.
Richard is one of the brains behind the fundamentals of the modern drag-flick technique. He was connected to the KNHB where he traint the U16,U18 and U21 national drag-flick talents. As a coach he was responsible for the top youth teams at HC Rotterdam, HDM, Klein-Zwitserland, Laren and now working at KHC Dragons. Also he was trainer of the Dutch National U16 Boys and Girls. As coach he won the European Championship with the first ladies of LMHC laren in 2012.
As a player he was a striker and one of the first drag-flicker in the world. He played 12 years on the highest league (1994-2006) and became 2 times topscorer because of his drag-flick. For the last 20 years he has been teaching juniors and seniors to improve there drag flick on national and international level.