Hockey is a fast game and you're never stood still either on the ball or off it. Being able to move with the ball and see the rest of the pitch is a hugely important skill that needs to be developed early on.
Develop your young or intermediate players into ultimate distributors who are constantly scanning the field whilst on the ball. This session encourages players to establish the correct posture whilst on the ball so that they can perform the skill successfully and without injury. It then progresses on through possession in tight areas, to moving with the ball to create a shot, before culminating in conditioned games to put the players movement and vision to the test. By the end of the session, the players will be comfortable on the ball across the field, looking for passes and space to penetrate.
Hockey isn't a game for those who like a slower pace. As a hockey player, it's paramount that you are aware of who is around you and where you can pass; so turn your players into maestro's on the ball with this constructive session.
As the season beckons, make sure you?re fully aware of your strongest XI by putting them through their paces with numerous tests to really see who you are getting the most from.
Rolling out on your backhand side can be a risky play, exposing the ball more to the defender. However being able to effectively utilise it in games will develop you attacks, keeping them unpredictable and open up areas of the pitch you may not have discovered before.
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
"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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