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I am teaching 7 weeks of Hockey to a Mixed set of about twenty 14/15 year olds. I'm unsure of what to teach them each week i.e. week one attacking, week two defending etc. Any ideas for a seven week overview?
Before you start coaching the children, you must first ask yourself how are you going to win the game.The answer is by scoring goals and defending goals.
I suggets that you work hard on your attack, get the players to understand how to attack. Let them practise their shots, some dribbling skills and then start with some 2v1 against the keeper. Also tell them that hockey is more a passing game than a dribble game.
You must remember train your keeper well, he can win games for you or draw a game when the opponents has the upper hand. A good keeper is worth a lot.Iff you need a basic training guide on goalkeepers, you can email me on [email removed] and I will be happy to help.
Thank you so much. That answer is invaluable abd really helpful.
I will need a goalkeepers training guide definitely as I am teaching the hockey team too. I will email you at a later date if that is ok?
Thank you once again x
its good , but what about fitness and basics
I would like to stress that fun should be the most important. Depending whether or not the group has skills you can balance the contents between fun on basics or fun by playing (team)games. All should be done with a competition element in if already possible given the skills dynamically (in movement). This way you can determine the amount of basics vs. more professional skills. Always involve the goalkeeper well as already suggested if there is one available of course. By adding competition in whatever way the fitness/fysical skils are also included. But remember make it fun and change your pratice contents every 10-15 minutes. Finally more basic level means, more statical and train playing the ball, and receiving the ball. After that running with the bal and playing and receiving while moving, after that defending, more playing together and scoring. Playing together from basic to professional in order of 4%3A1, 4%3A2, 3%3A1, 3%3A2, 2%3A1, 4%3A4, 3%3A3, 2%3A2, 1%3A1 when attacking. When practising defending you start the other way around.
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