Field Hockey: goalie

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Does anyone have a good field hockey drill for transitioning out of the defensive end after a steal or goalie clear?

Does anyone have a good field hockey drill for transitioning out of the defensive end after a goalie clear or a steal?

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Can someone help me with some info on training goal keepers?

need info on training the goal keeper.

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Looking for a 6-a good side hockey formation?

I am looking for 6 a side hockey formations. We have been playing 3-1-1-1. Worked very well, however sweeper was so good, goalie never touched the ball. I want to move sweeper to goalie/ sweeper but our mid field player is too good to just play right. What to do? 2-2-1-1 or 1-3-1-1?     

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How do you keep your team motivated - drill ideas?

we started the season 5-1 and now mid-way it seems we are fading? we have lost our last 3 games - what are some good drills to get them focused again and pumped for the rest of the season and to get them over the hump -to the next level. thanks

Brenda Strohmer Coach, United States of America

Tactics for 8 a side junior hockey?

What is the best way to position teams for 8 a side hockey?

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Keepers - Two-handed or one-handed saves?

I've always coached keepers to save with two hands were possible, because of the greater surface area. One of my keepers in a rep squad has been told off for doing so. Question is: Shouldn't it be personal preference? Which is faster? I would have thought both were equally quick if done properly. That's certainly been my experience, and I've played international level.

melanie Coach, New Zealand

What are the most effective goalie drills pre-season??

I am helping a good, strong goalie in east mids prem at the moment. Can you suggest the best drills for the pre season please?

Jack Rhodes Coach, Wales

Penalty corner defense (indoor)

How do you defend penalty corner with 4 defenders from the left side (if your goalie does not run)?

Alex Coach, Germany

Coaching plan (season outline) for coming season?

Hi all, after "volunteering" at the last minute to coach last season, I'm looking forward to coaching again this season but would like to be a bit more organised starting the season. Last season I used drills from here (thank you contributors) and put together a practice plan each week addressing what I thought were our weakness from the game just played. This got us through the season, we were promoted after grading and finished the season in the top 4 playoffs for our grade.I wonder if there is some kind of guide to putting a more coherent training plan together for the season.I'm coaching a boys secondary school team, aged 12-18. What kind of skills should they have mastered?What should they be attempting, working towards mastering (individually and as a team)?I last played as a collage boy on grass fields, the change to turf pitches has obviously obsoleted (along with age) much of what I knew as a player.Any pointers appreciated.David

David Smith Coach, New Zealand

How to coach school team with novices and experienced players?

Hi,I perhaps naively, expected to have most of our team from last year carry over and only have a few new comers to integrate and get up to speed with the rest. However meeting the team at our first practice last night i find I have five players still at school from last year and the rest all new comers, most of whom had not held a hockey stick at all till practice.This being only my second season coaching (year 9 to year 13 boys) has left me feeling a little blindsided, and feeling quite unsure how to prepare practices that target both groups of boys. Do i lump them both groups together, keep them separate? What drills/exercises to best bring the new comers up to speed.I don't want to neglect either group, keep practice worthwhile for the experienced boys, but also bringing the new comers up to a level were they can mix in with the others and learn organically from them while practicing as a team. David

David Smith Coach, New Zealand

tips for training sessions with no goalkeepers

Hi allI'm running a session on friday night (21 April 2017) and was hoping to move beyond stuff like deflection goals only, to compensate for not having any goalkeepers.Session theme is unfortunately on goalscoring too.Any tips/suggestions?I have some rebound nets (crazy catch), which might actually work brilliantly to simulate saves but any other ideas would be welcomed.Regards,Gary

Gary Thompson Coach, England

fun goal keepers games

what is a good game to play with goalkeepers

millie gale Coach, England

Short Corner Defence

Preferred short corner defence running system? 3-1, 2-2. Premier League level - where drag flicks are involved.Goalie - logging or staying up?

Emily Wardeiner Coach, Australia

How to deal with high hanging strikers?

How do I defend two High hanging strikers?

Karin Barnard Coach, South Africa

Youth Player setup positions

Looking for the best set up for 3rd & 4th graders 7vs7 games. Should I have 3 offensive, 2 mids and 1 d with a goalie? Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Jason Bendig 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

Short Corner Defence Hockey Ge...

Preferred short corner defence running system? 3-1, 2-2. Premier League level - where drag flicks are involved.Goalie - logging or staying up?

Emily Wardeiner Coach, Australia
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