check that the ball is released off the right foot
Grip: Hands apart but similar 'double V grip' to the hitting technique.
Head: The head should be positioned over the right foot as the player starts to push the ball. The head will finish well over the left foot once the follow through has been completed.
Ball: Almost a full stick length away from the body. The ball should start in front of the right foot and will be released when it has passed the left foot. Keep the stick in contact with the ball for as long as possible.
A good follow through technique will see the head of the stick pointing at the intended target.
On the move: Players should use the 'cross-over' step where the penultimate step is the right foot crossing behind the left foot. This motion allows the player to stay in a low position throughout the push. Keeping both feet on the ground when in contact with the ball will help the player stay balanced throughout the pushing technique, and will help the transfer of weight from right foot to left.
Passing & Receiving
It is difficult to define the ÃÂcorrectÃÂ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question whether to change a playerÃÂs style. However, it is recognized that only the flat, German style hit is effective on a water-based pitch, as other techniques tend to make the ball rise. It is highly desirable to teach the following:
Player without the ball receives the ball from one of the players and runs with it around the far cone and passes the ball back. He/she then receives the next ball from the other player in front of the near cone etc.
Passing & Receiving
Receive ball in front of the right foot with weight on right foot in order to pass ball in either direction.
Eyes should watch the ball onto the stick and players should "Cushion" the ball with soft hands on receipt (stick moves back a little to give as the ball is received).
As players improve they should have some idea of what they will do next having looked (scanning before they control the ball) they may pass left or right or run with the ball etc.
1st touch is also important because it allows you to put the ball where you want to use it next.
Balance as ball is received, prepare early to pass ball and move away with ball as mentioned above.
To teach players to stick stop this practice is a good warm up to taech them how to absorb the ball and show them the importance of the left hand in the strick stop The players should get in pairs and roll the ball at each other for thepartner to stop the ball with the hand and roll the ball slightly forward.
- Showing the 'hockey position' (also called the 'playing position') - This is how players should be carrying the ball
Right hand on the stick. This picture is uploaded by a sportplan member to share with the world we have left this to show you as an example we look for more pictures from you, the members, in the future.
Coach's objective : To teach the drag from left to right prior to changing direction and accelerating away on the left side. Purpose : To exploit space on an opponent's open stick as a result of the defender denying the ball carrier the opportunity to drive to the right. Structure : Players work on their own.
Player on the left starts with the ball by running across the square the second player runs across behind the player with the ball when the cross the player with the ball passes the ball under the arm to the runner who then takes over the running with the ball. They then start again on the next cone and reverse the roles.
Player attack the first line of cones at pace and perform an open stick drag before then running at the second line of cones and repeating the skill. After performing the second drag players finish with a reverse stick shot on goal.
Starting on the halfway line, player A dribbles towards the 'defender' (the first line of cones). Player A must use the pull-back and pass diagonally to Player B. Player B receives the pass, arcs around the cones and passes diagonally to Player C. Player C receives the pass, arcs around the cones and passes back to Player D on the halfway line. Continue the pass and move in this way until players have returned to their starting positions.
This is a great practice for players to practice passin and receiving on the move. Set out 2 lines or cones about 5 meters apart in both directions. about 10 cones in total. one Player starts with the ball at the starting cone and has to pass the ball to the other player through the 1st horizontal channel of cones the the other player receives the bal;l and passes the ball back thtough the next channel, all the way this continues untill the last pass is received and the ball can be taken into the circle and shot at goal.
- The ball cannot go over the backboard on the initial strike of a short corner - Should be aware of players running in on posts.Â
HITTING TECHNIQUE It is difficult to define the ÃÂcorrectÃÂ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question whether to change a playerÃÂs style. However, it is recognized that only the flat, German style hit is effective on a water-based pitch, as other techniques tend to make the ball rise. It is highly desirable to teach the following:
Player runs with the ball the side and has to pass the ball to a player on the right. The player receiving has to receive the ball to the opposite side to which the defender runs round.
A player starts to run towards the 23 metre line (a). The running player has to call for one of the other players to pass the ball (b), on receiving the ball the player runs into the circle and shoots. The next player to run is the player that passed the ball (c). Progression: Put a player at the top of the circle with whom the players can play a wall pass, or this player can act as a defender.
A player starts to run towards the 23 meter line, the running player has to call for one of the other players to pass the ball, on receiving the ball the player runs into the circle and shoots. The next player to run is the player that passed the ball. Progression: put a player at the top of the circle with whom the players can play a wall pass or this player can act as a defender.
"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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