It's not just players who get nervous when it comes to the first game of the season, as the coach you've got so many things to think about - planning sessions, selecting your squad and giving them positions for your first game of the season!
To simplify things use this plan before your first match - it's an easy to set up possession session which allows you to observe your players, try them out in new positions and help you decide who should be in your starting XI.
What's in the session?
This session gets your players to support one another on the field, moving into space to create passing options and think about their position on the pitch.
Starting with some simple passing drills we then work on keeping the ball in possession drills, gradually reducing the advantage for the attacking side so that by the end of this session when it's 4 versus 4 both team will have to work really hard to maintain possession.
Create clever hockey players ready to read any situation and outlet with class and confidence!
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Toy with your oppositions press and start zipping the ball around the back to really make the most of the width.
6 drills and games designed to improve your players' on the ball confidence and improve their passing and dribbling decision making skills
Create a resolution to develop your coaching confidence by seizing the opportunity to discover new drills, turn ideas into action and seek advice from the coaching community.
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"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
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