Use this session to improve your players' forward vision, both before (pre-scan) and after (post-scan) they've received the pass.
By teaching players to scan before the ball reaches them, it will allow them to make better decisions, as their first touch will dictate what they want to do next. Following this it's vital players continue to look up so that they can seek out the best opportunities to drive into space.
What's in the session?
To get your team playing heads up hockey this session starts with a 4v4 possession game and then moves onto an attacking through the gate exercise - promoting forward vision and awareness of space.
As a fun finish we close proceedings with a man-marking game. This will be the ideal chance for players' to put their improved scanning skills to the test as they receive the ball under pressure and try to pass into space to create the 2v1.
Baffle your opponents with the illusion of an extra man - coach your players to move positively with overlapping.
Don't stop moving! Speed up gameplay by working on your junior players' ability to pass and receive on the run!
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
"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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