How to coach hockey for school kids

How to coach hockey for school kids

I have to teach a group of kids hockey which i dont know anything about myself. Im planning to do a warm up, driils/skills and a game of hockey but was wondering if anyone has some ideas of what works well with kids aged 8-10

Caitlin BlightCoach, Australia
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joe scalesCoach, England

I'd keep it simple with any drills that you do. Passing and receiving drills in pairs along with dribbling drills are easy for youngsters to understand whilst improve fundamental hockey skills. Adding a competition element to these drills can improve juniors engagement and enjoyment and it's never a bad idea to finish every session with a game.

Joe

Jennifer RandallOther, United Kingdom

Hi Caitlin,

It is important to master the basics. Pass and follow drills are very important and easy to understand for children. Also including drills that practice creating space to receive the ball will be beneficial for game practice.

Jen

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