Field Hockey: ball control

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is this a good exercise for practesing a press

Keith Millington Coach, England

Whats The best Drill That My Team Can Play to Help Keep The Ball ?

Whats The best Drill That My Team Can Play to Help Keep The BallWe Are Good on Defence But Sometimes We Are to together There for When We Pass The Ball The Other Team Is Able To Get It

Windsor School Coach, England

Can you explain the overhead receive rule to me in detail please?

Can you explain the overhead receive rule to me in detail please?

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If there are two defenders trying to tackle one player.?

If there are two defenders trying to tackle one player. Do you pull up for two on one or do all three sticks need to be making contact with the ball?

Susan Barbour Coach, England

1-2-1 coaching with u12 son ?

1-2-1 coaching with u12 son (forward-JDC level) need to keep it fresh and fun any ideas? Andy Batch

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How to keep kids from getting Bored at practise.

Hi all just wondering if there are any coach's that have any good tip for a new coach like me. I am coaching under 6/8yr olds and find they get bored very easy. How do you keep them from getting bored and what fun drills do you use? Cheer James first time coach

James Batt Coach, New Zealand

How to do an Indian dribble in hockey?

how to do a indian dribble in hockey

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Is it too late for me to get involved in hockey?

I'm a junior and really wanna play. Is it too late? Also, how do I get started? Thanks!

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Defending lifts on free hits

I am a high school coach in the USA. We played a team this past weekend who had a defender who lifted on a free hit 30-40 yards. That was pretty much their only offense. All of their forwards were ready to receive the long balls. How do we defend that? Should I have almost everyone drop back 30-40 yards?

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Body position & defending

Hi - I need suggestions for training on Monday. Varsity high school girls, playing on grass. Last couple of games tackling, especially body position, has been weak. Anyone got any great drills? The girls know it's gonna be a hard session..! Thx

Mike Baker Coach, United States of America

How do you teach children aged 7 how to play a hockey match?

I coach aged 7 children and I don't know how to teach them how to play a proper hockey match without all of them going for the ball and not staying in their positions. Do I put lines where they are not allowed to pass? or what?

Bev Coach, South Africa

Ball "squirting" ahead as players go faster

How to coach fast attackers to control the pace of the ball as they accelerate? At higher speeds, the players' touch on the ball needs to be "softer" but this requires hands and feet to work at varying intensity. I see a lot of speedsters push the ball too far ahead of themselves, the faster they go. The outcome is often a failed shot at goal because the ball runs out of reach or out over the back line.

rachelr Coach, New Zealand

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 Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Leesa Coach, Australia

Hockey drills for children aged 3-5

What are some effective and fun hockey games and drills for children aged 3-5? Also should I use a regular hockey ball or use something different to start out with?

kourtney Coach, United States of America

Problems Clearing the Circle

I'm in the U.S., coaching a team of 11-12 year olds, with 1-2 years of experience. Defending the circle, when the ball is loose, my players are not getting control of the ball to hit out of the circle. It's congested with opponent and my team's players. If my players get control, they lose it quickly. If the opponent has control, my players aren't very good at taking the ball or stopping the opponent from taking a shot. Luckily we have a good goalie but she can only do so much. (Full disclosure: I didn't play FH but have a decent understanding of the game. No one else in my community would step up to coach so it's fallen to me.)

Brandon Cowart Coach, United States of America

How do you move faster with the ball

Share your top tips on how to move faster with the ball in a game, in preparation for the upcoming season!

Sportplan Team Coach, United Kingdom
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