My Name is Luke Doerner I was a member of the Australian hockey team from 2005 until 2012. In that time I played 178 games and scored 114 goals. My greatest achievements were World Cup gold (2010) including player of the match in the final and top goal scorer of the tournament, Olympic bronze (Beijing 2008), Champion’s Trophy Gold (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011) and Commonwealth Games gold (Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010). My goal scoring can be attributed to me specialising in the skill of drag flicking. My tertiary studies in sports coaching allowed me to understand the skill of drag flicking by dissecting it into its critical components. The knowledge that I developed over years of practice and experimentation was paramount in my own success and now allows me to be very successful in also teaching the skill of drag flicking to others.
Since my retirement from international hockey, I have continued to play at a professional level, have completed a Masters of Business Administration degree and also have been coaching drag flicking and trying to improve the skill for all levels of ability. I sought other methods of teaching drag flicking that would be cost effective and also reach a wider range of players.
In my search I found Ubersense, which, is a video analysis application that allows me to analyse video footage taken of athletes, and provide detailed audio, video and graphical feedback to the athlete and coaches. With Ubersense, I have created a product that I am currently using for both the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos with much success. Not only does it allow me to give regular feedback to players to ensure continual improvement over a shorter period of time, it also allows me to give feedback to players of their drag flicking in a game situation during international tournaments. I have been able to provide feedback post match so that adjustments can be made before subsequent matches.