Hockey: Elimination Skills: Semi Opposed V-drag (Left to Right)

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DESCRIPTION

- Line of players one side
- One passive defender
- Players should utilise the V-drag left to right to eliminate defender
- Ball should remain under control through the gate

COACHING POINTS

- Forward should run at an angle to move the defender
- Head should be lifted up whilst dribbling the ball
- The ball should be carried on the head of the stick, and not tapped in front of the player

PROGRESSION

- Allow the defender to tackle 
- Install a second area with a defender to further practice the left to right elimination
- Have the player in possession take a shot against a goalkeeper after the elimination skill has been used. This secondary task will increase a players ability to think during a game

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