In this session we aim to help your players get the ball up and over - using 3D skills (playing the ball just off the ground) to outwit their opposition and lift the ball over the defender's stick.
There's a definite art to this technique though - first of all players must master how to lift the ball (often it's easier to lift the ball if a change of direction is involved). Once players have learnt how to lift the ball they'll need to practice it on the move, and then at speed - after all, a skill is only ever a skill when your players can preform it under pressure!
Teach your players how to lift the ball safely, and within the rules of the game, to outfox their opponents and add another string to their attacking bow!
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.