These are some of the coaching tips i equip my hockey players, after coaching them the stance and basic technic required to drag flick...i like the video that Dominic has shared (cant' add or subtract anything from it)
- You may need to take a big step to get enough power behind your shot. Use the strength in your legs more if you're getting only a little piddling shot.
- To flick on Astro Turf, you need to modify the technique. Get the stick down lower and further under the ball so the ball is on the stick when you begin to flick it into the air.
- To practice flicking, stand 5 metres from a chair or another object of similar height and aim to clear the top of it. Move further away to develop distance or closer to practice obtaining greater initial elevation in your flick. Once you are confident in your ability, stand at the top of the D and aim to clear the top of the goal.
- Like in most sports, keep your eye on the ball even though it's on the ground. Don't look at where it needs to go, look at where it is.
- Flicking is all in the wrists. The wrists need to rotate the stick enough in order so the stick face is angled to throw the ball into the air, but not so far that the ball will slip over the head while performing the push action.
- Any raised shot above knee height that is not aimed at goal and is dangerous to another player will be penalized. Make sure when you do flick the ball that it is only at the goalkeeper.
- Watch where your stick swings! Keep your stick below shoulder height in the follow through to avoid hitting other players in the head and attracting a penalty