In this fitness session we continue to improve your players' strength, aerobic and anaerobic levels through interval training, improving their cardiovascular endurance - working on all the major muscle groups to help your players avoid getting injured and building a powerful team ready to endure the new season.
Complete Fitness Session
Hockey is a physically demanding sport and players require a blend of strength, power and muscular endurance. From warm-up to cool-down this session explains every step of your training with detailed notes and images, enabling you to push your players hard to get them fit and raring for the approaching season.
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Get any shot off towards the back post, whether it?s a sweep or a push to put it on a plate for a deflection into the goal.
Give everyone on the team the confidence to take the ball under pressure, beat a player with their 1-on-1 skills, then move it on.
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!
"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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