Coach's objective :
To teach the drag from right to left followed by a change of direction and movement back to the right to find space
To exploit space on an opponent's reverse stick as a result of the defender denying the ball carrier the opportunity to cut back
Players work on their own.
Cut back left
Cut back to the right
Drag from left to right thus creating time in which to pass to the right
To drag the ball backwards and away from an imaginary opponent
Players work individually and can use a cone to represent the imaginary opponent.
- Perform a V-drag and then roll strong
- Can perform 2 practices per rotation
- V-drag from left to right at first red cone
- Roll strong at blue (1st run) and yellow (second run) cones
Moving with the ball
- Perform the indian dribble whilst move the body through the cones
- The goal is to move the ball towards then cone, then cut it back quickly. This attempts to make a defender into making a challenge, allowing the attacker to move around a static player
- Performing a continuous stick dink - Practice 3D skills whilst moving in a linear fashion
- Performing the indian dribble on either side of the body while jogging
Defender steps in front of the attacker to intercept a pass Coaching Points Defender is marking over distance (not touch-tight) Defender times his run so he picks up the ball at the correct time Defender picks the ball up on the move Intercepting player keeps moving with the ball after interception to get away from the attacker and into a strong position Progression Make the attacker less passive
- Using the upright reverse stick to intercept a pass
- Leading towards and then away from a pass, receiving the ball on the reverse side
- Leading towards and then away from a pass, receiving the ball on the open side
- Restart at a penalty corner - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routine can run smoothly
"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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