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what was the basic skills in teaching hockey?

what was the basic skills in teaching hockey for the students

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Individual drills for players to do outside of team?

Individual drills for players to do outside of team training times to improve their ball feel and control etc.

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are the new hockey rules ie hitting into the d direct?

are the new hockey rules ie hitting into the d direct from a free hit being applied to junior hockey

Grant Homann Coach, England

Please tell me about strong pass

My team's players don't have strong pass. So our pass is hard to arrive for FW. Please tell me way to pass (push, sweep, hit) strong.

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What are the basics that need to change when taking?

What are the basics that need to change when taking a team from playing on grass fields to playing on astro turf??? Malcolm in SA

Malcolm Dunkeld Coach, South Africa

This question is specific to juniors. I feel strongly?

This question is specific to juniors. I feel strongly that the basics such as hitting cleanly and accurately should be concentrated upon but I am anxious that repeated practice can make this dull. Do you have fun sessions to ensure the basics are practiced but a sense of competition and fun is retained?

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How to lob/chip in a hockey shot?

im twelve, i play for my school team and i am going for a trial at southgate hockey. I  play up front, and i can shoot pretty well but i cant lift it over the keeper. any tips would be much appreiciated

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Does anyone know some simple drills to coach hitting?

Does anyone know some simple drills to coach hitting on the move to young people.

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Ever heard of Browning sticks?

Has anyone wver heard of Browning sticks? Can't find any info on the web about them other than in a couple of chat threads. There are a flood of cheap sticks on Ebay/Amazon and generally excellent reviews, but I am a bit suspect as to where they are coming from. Only other Browning I have heard of is the Gun manufacturer, and certainly don't want to support them!

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Right-Wing Position

My daughter plays U13 hockey in the position of right wing.She gets different advice from her school coach and her club coach.I want to make sure that she is getting the right advice as she is passionate about her hockey. Firstly, exactly what is the full function of a right wing at this level of hockey (she will be going to U15 club hockey and U14 school hockey next season) She has a good understanding of the game and appears to me to read it well (I only played school level many years ago and things change) When her team is in the offensive position in the “D” she mostly waits at goal post to deflect ball into goal.  She appears to not be involved.  Comments from spectators have been made as to why she just stands there. There is a very skilled player in her team who hits the ball EXTREMELY hard.  I believe that at this level of hockey these extremely hard hits/passes do not achieve anything, they just keep going out. However, please can you advise on how to stop and control these very hard passes (that is if one can get to them) in order to move on with the game. Lastly, can you send some drills/exercises to get her eye in as well as positioning her body correctly for goal shooting.  The “hard hitter” and my daughter seem to be the main goal shooters of the team. Many thanks Lynne

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Balance of player when taking shots at goal

Hi All. I am coaching a senior ladies side this year and have one player, who is a provincial player, that after practically every second shot at goal she is flat on the turf. She is extremely fast and very accurate with her shots but has more turf roasties than skin on her knees and elbows. Thanks. Bev

Bev Koch Coach, South Africa

Break through a team that is playing half court press?

How can you train to break through a team that starts half court and your team starts with the ball? Four players in the defence start maybe playing the ball first to the left wing and this player hits the ball back to the free defence player who passes the ball to the right defence player who is over the 23 meter line... I like to understand the different tactical approaches. Can you share some ideas with me?

R.P. Witkamp Coach, Netherlands

How do you hit a reverse stick shot/pass?

In field hockey, how do you hit a tomahawk flat and accurately?

sarah taylor Coach, Northern Ireland

drives going high causing penalty

i have some strong hitters but lately have gotten into a habit of hitting ball high and causing a penalty. looking for ideas to correct this. any help would be great.

Ed kolnaski Coach, United States of America

diagonally passing in field hockey

I want video regarding diagonally passing in field hockey

Sukhmanpreet Coach, United States of America

Hockey5s -v- Indoor Drills

I am just starting to get into the Hockey5s coaching space and was wondering if there is a general thought around the adptability of the 'indoor' drills and concepts as the basis of a 5s training session?

Mark Bridge Coach, Australia

What is the best drill for tea...

My team have asked for drills to help them at 16s, can anyone help me

Jax Pheiffer Coach, England

5-yard rule in hockey? | Sport...

could someone comment on the 5 yard rule when entering the scoring area? There always seams to be a lot of wrong information regarding this rule.

Gaby Coach, United States of America

Identify when the PC shot is a...

When the PC shot is identified as a drag, it seems the defenders should veer away, else suffer the penalty shot if they get a body hit high? Whereas if it is instead identified as a hit, run straight, then if it hits feet, another PC, or if it is higher then it is turnover and maybe pain? If so, I guess the expert defenders are used to quickly deciding whether it is a drag or a hit, so whether to veer off for the drag, or to stay on track for the hit, protect feet, or if the hit is higher then take some pain for the benefit of the team? I am coaching young girls at present, where the penalty shot is not used yet. I dont play hockey myself, but the Olympics shows these events. Although the replays, sunlight reflection and the angles were a bit dissapointing.

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Defensive 16yrd hits | Sportpl...

Do you have some examples of player placements and drills for clearing the ball from defensive 16 yrd hits Thanks Mark

mark beard Coach, England
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