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Drag flick for teen girls

Hi just wondering the best way to teach drag flicks to young ladies. I've tried a following videos by make players and am not getting results. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
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Pray a lot. If that doesn't work, wait until they get stronger. :-)

 

Hi Lessa,

It is all about ball and stick control, I coach under 16 girls and I have two girls who are 14 and 15 who are able to score during matches (high level) watching videos of world class adults is not the best way to go.

It is all about the control of the ball, instead of forcing the ball into the roof of the net try and get the girls to focus on pushing it with finesse. I would suggest using a tennis ball so they can learn to control the ball.

Once they are able to push the tennis ball to all 4 corners of the goal practice with a hockey ball. At a young age it is better they learn their own technique which fits their body best instead of forcing a 'perfect technique' on them.

I am more than happy to help with analysis if you send a video to me noallpa@gmail.com

Regards,

Robert

Thank you so much Robert! Very helpful information. I'll start practicing and let you know how it goes

Hey Robert, the girls have been practicing and seem to slowly be getting there. If it's ok I'll send you a video after next week? Thanks Leesa
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