- Player peforms a sharp change of direction, followed by a stick dink from hockey position, and finish with a one handed lift
- Combining 2D and 3D skills together
- The initial 2D drag away should be convinving enough that a defender would begin to track the carrier. Rolling the shoulders will assist this
- The secondary drag should be sharp, to quickly move the ball away from the defender
- If players struggle with the initial dink (due to it moving away from the body, making it difficult to get under) have them move the ball at an angle
- Different rules can be applied to the lifts (long low lift, a 45 degree at blue cones etc.)
- Introduce a passive defender to track the run to put more pressure on the ball carrier
- Use stick dinks to eliminate right angled blocks
- Players practice using stick dinks in both directions in quick succession
- Performing a continuous stick dink
- Practice 3D skills whilst moving in a linear fashion
A. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.
B. Player 1 then follows his/her own pass.
C. Player 2 passes the ball back to player 1 for a wall pass back in the space
D. Player 2 runs onto the ball and has a shot at goal.
Passing & Receiving
Changing direction with a lift of the ball over the stick. Important that the player moves there feet and body around the ball to then push of their left foot and lift the ball over the stick.
- Performing the squeeze from right to left, and a reverse stick dink over hurdles
- Performing the squeeze movement over hurdles - A useful elimination skill to beat an overcommiting defender
- Performing the squeeze movement over 2D markers - Should have a single marker to indicate where the movement should be performed - A line of markers should also be used to indicate where the ball needs to travel past
- Practising the squeeze over hurdles. - Ball is played outside the body before the squeeze then collected by the left foot and brought back under control to continue the dribble.
- Perform a stick dink while changing direction - At red cones, perform a 45 degree lift - At blue cones, straighten up
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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