Improve your players' ability to receive on the left and continue dribbling on their strong side with this skill session for intermediate hockey players.
What's in the session?
To help your players become well rounded players this session begins with a review of the Indian stick dribble individually and then working in pairs to practice receiving the ball on the run.
We then put the skill into a game situation as we get players to run and receive when running at goal - allowing the ball to pass their feet prior to trapping and maintaining flow.
Lastly, we close the session with two small-sided possession games, where players can practice using the reverse stick trap while also looking out for cover defenders to spot vulnerabilities in your opponent's defence.
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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