Winning isn?t just about scoring loads of goals, sometimes keeping the ball and not looking for goals is exactly what is needed; the best teams in the world are experts at keeping the ball and nullifying oppositions attacks. Hockey is a game of patience and it is equally effective when building an attack to create the best moment to penetrate defences and at keeping other teams attackers quiet.
This session focuses on keeping possession to protect a lead and eradicate any opposition attacks. You get a couple of goals ahead in a game and your players get excited and go hunting for more? we know exactly how it goes. However, when hunting for that extra goal, it?s so easy to leave the defenders at the back over-exposed and as a coach, we know it gives you a mini heart attack when you see it happening. Programme your players to consolidate a lead and keep the ball with this session which starts off with the basic possession games before progressing to more advanced practices to get players simply enjoying their time on the hockey ball.
They can?t score without the ball, so why would you let them have it!?
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!
Are your range of passes limited? Do you need to get the shot away quicker? Use the clip hit to add an extra dimension to your game.
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.
Don't find yourself having to regain fitness when you get back to sport after the Christmas break. Keep on top of your exercise plans now and give yourself a head start next year!
Losing is inevitable and it's how we deal with it that will help us to grow as coaches and improve our team's performance.