The reasons why teams concede possession are varied:
Sound familiar? To put paid to this problem once and for all, this extended 2-3 hour hockey plan has 3 simple objectives, to stop your team losing possession cheaply:
How you can fix this:
To change this thinking and produce players who are comfortable on the ball and make the right decisions, we initially remove the fear of being tackled, giving players time to make a decision. With the immediate fear of being tackled removed, the player can use most of their "limited" attention to look up and make a sound decision.
Why this works:
As players begin to experience success confidence will grow and we then introduce defenders to put pressure on the skill. What follows is a progression of practices, which over a number of sessions will bring real progress. At this point you will note that players will require more technical skill; just be sure to progress at a pace appropriate for your players.
This problem and solution session is designed to help you overcome a common coaching complaint. After using this session, you should see a positive change in the way your team retain possession but don't rush through all the practices!
We cover a lot in this session, easily enough for 2-3 weeks worth of coaching. I would almost always revise the last session's practice prior to moving on. Take your time and only move on once the drill has been mastered.Bram van Asselt,
Senior coach and founder of Sportplan
Pass the ball out of pressure and find space to attack with this speedy stickwork and ball switching plan
In this fourth and final fitness plan so we cover all the bases - working on cardio, strength, speed and agility - getting your players ready for the new season
Continue your growth into the new season by rediscovering the basics to create a foundation to build upon. It?s all about getting your touch, zipping the ball to your teammates and finding your level again to go into the first game at your best!
Finale to Pre-season Conditioning Training - Keep the energy levels high and build up your players? tolerance to lactic acid, ready to endure the new season.
Get your players to see the open space and develop their creative passing with this session.
Culture impacts how players work together, behave, feel and communicate. How can you as a coach help sculpt your team culture?
Cup final season is upon us! That's why we take a look at how to best prepare your players for the end of season showdowns!
The helpful tips, ideas and drills are super useful for developing our coaching abilities and the abilities of our players.