Training products for hockey goalkeepers.

Goalkeepers are often neglected in training exercises. This range of products enables a goalkeeper to train for both the unexpected and repetition elements of training, making good goalkeepers great!

The concepts have been tested by international coaches at Spartan with the current male and female England U-21 goalkeepers. An arrangement has just been reached to bring these ideas to market in July 2009…watch this space!

The Face Of David Knight

David Knight

david@knighttimes.co.uk

www.knighttimes.co.uk

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Reflecting on my degree at Middlesex I feel my work ethic and end user focus has been key to my success.  I consider my design work to be creative, realistic and extremely functional. I'm a big believer in the form follows function philosophy and i always ensure the end user is always kept in focus.  My online portfolio reflects my ability to succeed in a large array of product design areas.

I aim to continue to develop this range of ideas from concept through to production. The focus – help hockey goalkeepers train effectively worldwide.

 

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David’s Exhibition Information.

As a passionate and committed field hockey player the drive behind this project was to provide something useful to the hockey community. This range of products has been designed to be functional and easy to use in a modular way. The range is projected to be on the market in July 2009.

  • The Brief
  • The Market.
  • The Products
  • Testing

Hockey in recently years has seen a massive increase in speed, mainly due to technological advancements in pitch and stick manufacturing. Balls speeds can reach excess of 100mph. To complicate things add in deflections, bobbles and the un-natural art at throwing your body at a hard plastic ball....tricky stuff!
http://knighttimes.co.uk/obo/brief.html

The hockey training market is a fairly untapped with the majority of products being adapted from other sports.  OBO own a 60% share of the hockey goalkeeping protection market and distribute within 61 countries through established distribution networks. In the 2004 Athens Olympics: 77% of goalkeepers wore OBO kit! This range of products will compliment and help strengthen the OBO brand within the hockey community.
http://knighttimes.co.uk/obo/brief.html

The Egg Ball – bobbles and bounces randomly making routine saves much more complex.


The Flick Stick – allows a coach to flick a ball easily.


The Ramp – the ball hits the ramp and deflects into the air with varied angles.


The Mat – deflects ball at low angles working on goalkeepers reaction times.


The Wall – a foldable rebound board with variable angles of rebound.


http://knighttimes.co.uk/obo/concepts.html

The concepts have been tested by international coaches at Spartan with the current male and female England U-21 goalkeepers. An arrangement has just been reached to bring these ideas to market in July 2009…watch this space!


http://knighttimes.co.uk/obo/testing.html