In this session we set the tempo for the rest of the hockey season by getting your players to once again pick up sticks, starting with some simple drills to reintroduce them to ball control, passing and moving with the ball.
Hopefully your team has already been working on their fitness, individually and as a team. However little can be done to prepare the body for the bending and moving motions of a hockey match.
What's in the session?
To get your players used to bending and moving again this session has been designed to gently switch your players hockey-minds back on - testing their dribbling and passing ability through a series of pair and team drills, increasingly getting your players to make the run to meet the ball and then move to offer another passing option!
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.
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