Field Hockey: dribbling

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head up in possession

whats the best way to get my team to keep there heads up when they have the ball

luke connolly Coach, Ireland

How do you improve your dribbling

How do you improve your dribbling skills to a level of that of top players?

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Hi. Ideas for dribbling drills?

Hi. Any ideas for dribbling drills that would be fun for 12-13 yr old boys to improve control and agility?

Trada Steyn Coach, New Zealand

pointing at pressure - a clear definition?

Hi all Could someone help me with a clear definition of what "pointing at pressure" is? Thanks, Gary

Gary Thompson Coach, England

How to get ball carriers to pass?

I have a team of 14 year old girls who mostly want to run with the ball rather than pass. A lot of them are strong ball carriers and so often achieve success this way but am concerned that this strategy will not work once the other teams get bigger and stronger, and that it is too one dimensional. What are the best ways to change this approach?

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How to defend baseline from left for U21 hockey team?

how best can l defend baseline from left for an under 21 hockey team

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Fun Warm ups with 7-11 year olds

What fun warm ups can I use with a group of 7-11 year olds with and without hockey sticks? Many thanks xx

Natty Coach, England

I'm a new Varsity head coach and don't know what I'm doing

Hi all- I am 37 years old. I played field hockey for 3 years only (in high school). As you can imagine, I'm not very good/experienced. I was a competitive soccer player which made me good enough athletically to play field hockey but anyway, the point is: I never played field hockey at a high level.I now find myself in a head coaching position. (Long story-I did coach some field hockey some years ago and had a blast but it was a while back). Anyway, I have three assistant coaches who aren't much more experienced than I am. Our high school program is VERY weak and so nobody really steps up to coach there.Basically, my question is: what do I do? I have some girls who have played but not much. Then I have girls who literally don't know how to hold their stick and are quite I athletic. We barely have enough girls to field a team. As for drills, I'm trying to use this site but if you were in my position, what specifically would you be doing with these girls so they don't lose 7-0 every game? Right now, I'm focusing on body control and comfort with the ball- (we are playing possession and they are so uncomfortable they just hit the ball away because they don't have the skills to hold). Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!Brooke Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

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How do you do a good hockey warm up with just ball and stick

hockey warm up basic equipment 5 mins

Ellie Coach, England

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

Pull back for beginner

How to give training about pull back? Asked using Sportplan on Mobile

Kishor raj ojha Coach, Nepal

Drills for 1 or 2 players

hi. i recently started playing hockey again after 7 years and looking for drills me and my brother can do to help get my technique back. like first touch and shooting dribbling etc. i am a striker

owen hankey Coach, United States of America

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

Stay at Home Skills Series

Master skills at home with this series of skills

Matt Morrison Coach, England

defending fast dribblers

what would be advice of left wing or right wing defender defending fast dribbler because if one stays stationary defender will easily be dribbled what would advice defender to do

Maurice Coach, Uganda

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 Blight Coach, Australia
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