NEW CONTENT Session 1 of 4 Transferring the Ball Series! Keep your eyes peeled for the next session next week!
Transferring the ball is essential to create and take advantage of space on the field. Look at technique, creating attacks, creating 2v1’s and shifting defences in this transferring series!
Develop the perfect technique in this first session to be able to hit and slap the ball across the field. The technique includes delivering a hard, flat pass to the teammates forehand, plus it encourages players to put some disguise on the pass to beat the pressing players.
What's in the Session?
Naturally, the session begins with a thorough physical warm-up and then gets into the stick and ball part of the session with a small drill aimed to make players comfortable in possession to move with forward vision to create the angle to make a pass. The first practice of the main bulk focuses solely on passing technique, initially teaching the hit technique and developing it into making a weighted pass away from a defender for the teammate to lead onto.
Next, the session introduces making a pass with disguise to eliminate a player pressing against the transfer. The practices encourages players to look long for an A-to-C pass, to then either play short of give the long pass if it’s on. The idea is to maintain possession whilst adopting the correct technique and recognising when to play long and when to keep the pass short.
Finish the session with a conditioned game where players can only hit the ball. This will develop their decision making and force them to use the correct technique in order to make effective passes. Any flaws in technique and decision making will soon be highlighted.
The first serving of the Transferring the Ball series of sessions looks to nail the basics of the hitting technique and how to develop an understanding of when to transfer and how to disguise the pass.
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!
Passes too easy to read? If so this plan will help your players Push Pass with disguise, to keep the defender guessing
"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.
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