London 2012 Google Doodle inspires hockey apps

The London 2012 Olympic games is well underway now and so far it’s proving to be an extremely exciting and inspiring event. It’s certainly prompting some great Google Doodles and today a special doodle marks the sport of hockey at London 2012. With this is mind we’ve rounded up some iOS hockey apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Another recent Google Doodle marked fencing at the Olympics and we remarked how it was one of those sports that we enjoy watching at the Olympics that we hardly ever see at any other times. The same thing applies to field hockey for many of us so to help you get more out of the hockey action at London 2012 the apps we’ve gathered together will be useful for those who want to understand more about the game and also those who already play the sport. They are all available from the App Store and if you want more details or to download these apps then simply hit the title links.

The first app we have for your consideration is Field Hockey MC, priced at $2.99 and compatible for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 3.0 or later. This explains the key drills and skills with techniques from international players. Techniques such as short corner techniques, hit and push passing using disguise, aerials, shooting skills and dribbling skills are all included and there’s also 40 minutes of video with further explanation.

Another app is My Field Hockey Coach Free, which is for iPads running iOS 4.3 or later. This is a free app and great for those who fancy themselves as coaches, or indeed those who already are. It can be used to prepare and save team arrangements, position players and work out tactics.

You can also step up to the My Field Hockey Coach Plus app for iPad, priced at $1.99 and again compatible for iPads running iOS 4.3 or later. This offers a whole lot more features for coaches of field hockey including score tracking and time played and also an electronic exchange board. There’s also My Field Hockey Coach Pro priced at $4.99 for iPads running iOS 4.3 or later. This has even more features such as the ability to keep statistics on players during matches. These statistics include goals, penalty corners, assists, cards and more.

Another iOS app is the Field Hockey Playbook priced at $2.99 and compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 3.1.3 or later. This is a good app for fans, players and coaches alike and has four field views, a chalkboard mode, field drills and the ability to create team lists. Whether you play or whether you just enjoy talking hockey with others this could be the app for you.

Our final app is the Field Hockey Scorer and this is good for coaches or enthusiastic friends and family to use during a match. Priced at $0.99 it’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 5.1 or later. This easy to use tool is for recording the socres in a match and also supports error correction so if you want a handy reminder as you’re watching a match this would be a good choice.

That concludes our hockey apps roundup and we hope that at least one of these apps will help you get more out of the hockey action at London 2012. If you have any other hockey apps that you recommend then please send your comments to share the details with our readers.

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