Dear Team Captain / Coach,
Over the years in the many teams and clubs I have been in, involved either as a Team Captain, Team Coach or a Club Coach, I have been asked the same questions time and time again; what formation is best for my team, what short corners should I use and what should I say at half time?
For Team Captains and Coaches, especially at the beginning of the season, getting your team organised is key. In this document I hope to give you confidence in answering many of these questions, and give you tried and tested advice you can come back to, time and time again.
I know many of you have enough stress getting the team to the pitch on time, so this document will hopefully make the rest of your job, and especially match days, a little easier!
Bram van Asselt
Editor of Sportplan Hockey
Founder of Sportplan Ltd
6 drills and games designed to improve your players' on the ball confidence and improve their passing and dribbling decision making skills
Passing prowess session - get your players passing with confidence, from left to right and right to left!
How do you play hockey if you don't know what's going on around you? Get your young players moving with their eyes up to become passing demons!
Kill the game, consolidate a lead and learn to love having the ball. Keeping the ball can be your best form of defence!
Passes too easy to read? If so this plan will help your players Push Pass with disguise, to keep the defender guessing
"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.
Give it a try - it's better in the app