Field Hockey: goalie

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Is thre a need for a goalkeepe...

I'm doing an expo project on hockey goalkeepers and I want to know if there is a need for a basic training guide for beginers eg. goalies for dummies

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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

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

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

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

tips for training sessions wit...

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

Tactics for 8 a side junior ho...

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

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What position should I play my...

Hi Im new to coaching hockey want to know what position do I play some of my weaker players without them losing interest and there confidence.

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Good dayDo you have any helpful drills for goalies.I have 2 one hour fitness sessions and 2 one hour skill sessions with six goaliesAnything will help.Kind regardsJoalize Saayman

Joalize Coach, South Africa

What system should I use to pl...

the opposition is now playing with 1 goalie, 2 d, 4 mid and 4 forwards it just seems they are everywhere and my mid field can not deal with the extra player. I was going to counter with a 1-4-4-2 but the girls are not used to it. we play a 1-4-3-3.

Bruce Walgren Coach, Canada

u10 team selection and playing...

I am coaching u10 BOYS this year for the first time, have only worked with u7-u9's, as I have it there are now 8 players per side. How do I determine which players to play in which positions and what format do I play? Do we have to play with a dedicated goalie or just backs? At this age do I pick the 8 most talented players and slot them in positions or do I pick players according to positions? Hope this makes sense...

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