Random questions, or observations, can lead to greater insights and understanding, and of course most people shy away from these types of things, though the more random things one asks or looks at, the better one gets at doing it and the more insightful questions one can ask.
The other day I asked myself:
“I wonder how many times that the player who takes the ball into the attacking circle in field hockey, actually scores the goal”
I thought it must of been a reasonable amount, though to confirm my thinking, I went on line and started to have a look at some of the recent 2019 Pro Hockey league games, as the governing body – The FIH, put out highlight packages of all the games and goals.
Australia V Belgium – Final
Holland V England – Third V Fourth
Spain V Germany – Week 9
Holland V Germany – Week 7
Did you see one? It is there. There are some great goals scored, though very few come from the player who takes the ball into the attacking circle, maybe as little as 5 – 10% of the time, for the field goals mainly come from rebounds, or tapped in by a support player.
And that is the beauty of things like you tube, with so much information out there, that a random question or observation, what used to take years to confirm, can now be looked at and uncovered in a very short time.
Random questions, at the time may seem insignificant, but can prove to be very insightful