It's possible for a team to play great possession hockey without really making any actual progress in the attack - often choosing the easy pass by going sideways or backward.
Good attacking play requires vision and heads up hockey - your players need to know who's ahead of them so that they can play a clever and cutting through pass up the field.
To transform your team's possession into attacking opportunities you will need to encourage your players to make leading runs into space, look up to spot these runs and make the pass to cut through the opposition's defence. That's why in this session we're promoting the forward pass to launch the attack - with two moving for the pass drills, designed to get players attacking the goal, followed by a conditioned game of Joker in the Scoring Zone to allow them to put practice into play.
Help your players spot defender's weaknesses, especially when the odds are stacked in their favour - and make the overload count!
Make the defender commit to moving their stick, read the signs and time your move to attack the space in this 1v1 attacking session
Focusing on developing comfort, control and confidence on the ball and to retain the ball under pressure, how can we protect and move the ball forwards.
How to run a mixed ability session: Get everyone working, while some players receive a little extra tuition to bring them up to speed!
"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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