Vision in the 2v1 - Watching the Left Foot

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The focus of this session is on getting your players to use vision to spot the defender's weaknesses, particularly when trying to eliminate a defenders in a 2v1 overload.

If your players have created an attacking overload and find themselves in a 2v1 it's vital that they make it count! To do this the player on the ball should be looking at the defender's left foot so that they can make the right decision - should they pass the ball or drag left and go it alone?

What's in the Session?

To get your players using vision and making these decisions at match-speed this 2v1 session starts simply and gradually ups the pressure - progressing from a simple 2v1 to a pairs 2v1 race - and finishing with a conditioned game that encourages your players to play fast, attacking hockey!

Key skills covered in this session:

  • Vision, Awareness and Decision making
  • Reading the defender's stick and body language and reacting accordingly
  • Applying this knowledge in small practices and a conditioned game

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