Hockey Drill Demonstration

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Description

- Utilising the standard hit
- Hands together at the top of the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Push the ball outside of the left foot
- Step into the ball, transferring weight the the left foot which should approximately be in line with the ball

Coaching points

- Head should remain down throughout the entire motion
- Emphasis on power should be avoided to begin
- Ensure the player is hitting the ball by moving their arms and not their wrists
- Lifting the ball is common. This is usually the result of an angled stick face or hitting the ball into the ground

Progression

- Apply pressure to the player performing the hit
- Introduce gates to be hit through alongside a point system to make the exercise competitive

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