2 v 1 situation using a quick change of pace to eliminate the defender
Pass the ball in to the defender and get it back, picking the ball up on the move
The attacker takes the ball to right then quickly turns his feet to the left and drags the ball across his body
Note the change in pace-this is key to creating the space to get past the defender
The attacker without the ball follows the movement of the attacker with the ball
Players work in pairs in this drill - attacking and defending pair.
The player who starts with the ball has to dribble around the cone and then try to score a goal on the half way line.
At the same time one player from the defending pair also runs around the cone. Once the player with the ball has run around the cone the drill is live.
The defending team are trying to dispossess the player with the ball and score against the keeper and the last defender.
The drill continues until one of the team has had a shot at one of the goals.
Split the players up into two groups for a relay type exercise which starts with one player from group 1 running with a ball to the goal on the half way line, trying to score a goal.
As soon as player 1 has had a shot at goal a player from group 2 runs with a ball to the other goal to try to score a goal.
The player that had the first shot (player 1) has to try and defend against the player from group 2. When this player scores or loses the ball to the defender the next player starts from group 1 and the player that has just taken the shot becomes the new defender.
The player that had the first shot and then defended (player 1) goes to the back of theirre queue.
Eliminating a Player
- Video showing a penalty flick - The player must be within 'playing distance' of the ball (should be able to touch the ball with their stick)
- Playing a 2 on 1 in a narrow area - Looking to post hard towards the player and turn strong - Player making the initial pass should get ahead of play, looking to receive the ball
- Playing a 2 on 1 in a narrow area - Looking to post hard towards the player and turn over the right shoulder - Player making the initial pass should get ahead of play, looking to receive the ball - Utilise a shimmy pass on the reverseÂ
- Making an aggressive lead towards the ball and rolling over the left shoulder - Rolling over the left shoulder is referred to as 'turning strong'
- Posting up is when a player moves from one area of the pitch to another looking to receive the ball - Moves the ball by rolling over the left shoulder
- Posting up is when a player moves from one area of the pitch to another looking to receive the ball - Moves the ball by rolling over the right shoulder and getting feet around
Place the stick behind the ball and push. There should be NO NOISE on contact. Start with the ball in line with the right foot as this allows for maximum weight transfer. Endeavour to keep eyes up throughout stroke and stick. In contact, feel the ball. This may be difficult initially but will pay dividends with your potential high achievers as it will let them see a defenders late movement and allow them to make adjustments. Tip: Place the right foot on a line. Start the ball on the same line.
Practicing the pull back skill in a controlled situation to perfect the skill. 1 v 1 between attacker and defender. Defender starts just behind and to the right of the attacker Attacker dribbles towards goal and slightly to the left, before completing the pull back skill This should cause the defender to run past the attacker, giving him space to get a shot at goal
Players set them self in the middle of 4 cones (the Clock) in this stage they learn the foot work pattern of the skill. Players have to step with their left foot planting it at 11 oclock pointing at the ball
Learning the initial stick positionAt this stage the players have to step with the foot to 11 and put their recvers stick by the ball (not touching at this stage)
At this stage the players move the ball back towards the 4 oclock as well as stepping with their left foot and turning the stick to the reverse stick side.
At this stage we add the running with the ball element before the skill this will make it more match like. Player still should be stepping wiyth their left foot and turning the stick to the reverse before pulling the ball back.
Technique video to show a player performing the pull back skill The player runs forward, before quickly transferring their weight back, pulling the ball backwards and rolling out to the right This is an effective skill, when there is a defender slightly to the right of you as an attacker.
Set up four cones in a 5 by 5 metre square. You can have 1 to 4 players working in any one square, each player needs a ball.
HITTING TECHNIQUE It is difficult to define the correctÂ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question whether to change a player's style. However, it is recognised 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:
- Receiving the aerial pass - The body should be put behind the ball - Ball should be taken on the head of the stick - Once the initial aerial has been cushioned, the ball should be steadied quickly to allow the next pass to be played quickly
It is important that the feet of the player keep pointing forward. Ball should be received in front of the body.
It is very important to try and keep moving forward while receiving the ball (feet pointing forward)
"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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