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
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!
Make the defender commit to moving their stick, read the signs and time your move to attack the space in this 1v1 attacking session
"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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