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
Build the whole of your game upon having a rock solid defence. Work on defending 1-on-1 as well as a team unit, starting from the front. This session develops the whole teams reaction to losing the ball and working hard to win it back as soon as possible.
Your season starts now! You?ve been doing your fitness work but now it?s time to get a stick in your hands and start working on the basics with this session so that you?re sharp, polished and ready to hit the ground running when the first competitive game comes around.
Pass the ball out of pressure and find space to attack with this speedy stickwork and ball switching plan
In this fourth and final fitness plan so we cover all the bases - working on cardio, strength, speed and agility - getting your players ready for the new season
"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