What is 'FREESOLO'?
Updated: Nov 7, 2020
We’ve taken the concept of 'free solo climbing' and applied it to hockey.
"Free solo climbing, or free soloing, is a form of technical ice or rock climbing where the climbers (or free soloists) climb alone without ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment, forcing them to rely entirely on their own individual strength and skill."
So this is Freesolo Hockey: No real 'pitch'. No real 'equipment'. No real 'plan'.
Just a stick, a ball and your imagination.
Granted, we may not be hanging off the edge of cliff with a hockey stick in hand, but the idea still stands...
The concept is important because often the most enjoyable moments in hockey come from when players feel free enough to just play. And time and again it leads to the most impressive skills.
Freesolo Hockey is also about proving that you can actually play hockey anywhere. That simply a stick and a ball can unlock your imagination.
Yes, it's useful to have a pitch, but we think it's not essential. 'Urban Hockey' parks are popping up across The Netherlands and proves that hockey can grow outside of the traditional 11v11 game.
Skill development can be at home, in your bedroom, in the park, on the street, in the garden, on grass, on tarmac... anywhere. And better skills leads to better players which can only lead to even better hockey.
Unlock your imagination. Find that bit of space. All you need is a stick and a ball.