Excellent drills, very detailed videos. Useful site for my U15 boys team.
Any tips for the new hockey self pass rules
The new rules - what will UK coaches be focussing on most? (Living in NZ, we're playing them now!)
what are good penalty corner plays?
If a player takes a self pass from a long corner, can the defenders go and tackle the player straight away? or do they have to allow them to travel 5m??
Is a goal scored when the attacking team hasnt touched the ball within the circle yet the ball goes in the goal after touching a defender in the circle? An attacker hit the ball into the circle today, the goalie fudged it and it bounced over her foot into the goal. Twice. I thought the attacker would have to have touched it within the circle? I am new coach of young girls.
How long do you play the advantage rule? If the ball hits the defenders feet in the D and then you have a shot at goal playing the advantage, but you miss and the defender clears the ball. Is that the advatage over or would you pull it back for a penalty corner?
Please can you email me 3 or 4 long corner variations.
As of 1 September, major FIH events such as the Champions Trophy, Hockey World League Final and Rio 2016 Olympic Games will assume a new format that includes moving to four 15-minute quarters and having 40-second time-outs when a penalty corner is awarded and after a goal is scored. Do you think this a positive or negative for the future of hockey?
Dear all, what are best practices for playing long corners? Please advice for playing long corners while attacking and defending long corners.
I have a request for a session involving set plays for attackers Eg long corner, hit outside circle, etc Asked using Sportplan on Mobile
I would like some drills for the new long corner rules and the free hits outside the D. Thanks
I would like some drills for long corners and penalty corners and the free hit outside the D.?Thanks so much
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the box defensive formation ?
Hi, I have a complicated set of questions which shows my limited understanding of field hockey. Iâm coaching a U13 team of 22 girls in the U.S., and each player has at least one year of experience. Iâve played FH only with my kids though I have a basic understanding of the game and its concepts from playing soccer and basketball, and watching games for many years. I've coached kids in other sports, this is my first year coaching field hockey. (If youâre wondering why Iâm coaching, no parent in my community with playing experience would step up and my daughter loves the game.)A warming: This is a long set of interrelated questions but your taking the time will be greatly appreciated. Problem: The core problem is responsibility conflicts on defense. My players understand concepts of zone and marking separately. I donât know enough to explain how they should manage the two responsibilities in field hockey. I âget itâ by playing other sports for so long and therefore am able to see how they arenât âgetting it.â For clarity, I have in mind two kinds of offense players: OP1 (has the ball); OP2 (doesnât). The girls understand that zone means each has a certain area to protect; and marking, how to position themselves in relation to offensive player without the ball (OP2), and when to mark tight vs. loose, and to what it means to follow her mark. Situation 1 (Off-ball play): if one OP2 (OP2-A) enter zone of Left Midfield (LM), for example, how LM apply marking principles (a) when OP2-A enters zone; (b) a second OP2 (OP-B) enters zone; (c) if OP2-A leaves zone, LM should (i) release OP2-A and stay on OP2-B or (ii) follow OP1-A and leave OP2-B. How resolve these zone/marking conflicts for other positions: CM/RM? For RD/LD/CD? (We play a basic 3-3-1-3.)Situation 2 (Support teammate pressuring ball (D1). The girls understand basics of channeling, approaching OP1 to tackle, and how D2 should support D1 (e.g., D2 is cover for D2). Weâve done drills (1v2), but transferring into game situations is difficult. How explain D2 maintain zone responsibilities (a) if supporting D1 means D2 (a) vacates assigned zone and/or (b) or OP2 in zone). Situation 3 (Forwards). They are having trouble with changing defensive responsibilities from within the opposing teamâs quarter of the field, the middle quarters, and our quarter of the field nearest to our goal. Iâve thought about just making the defense solely marking but that creates its own chaos and tires out the girls. Without these basic concepts, the result is a joyless scrum: players are bunched up on defense, so if thereâs a turnover, the players are too close together for a counterattack. This is unfortunate because the speed of field hockey games should appeal to kids in the U.S. Thanks
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.
Hi, IÂ´m just looking for new ideas for the first training of the season, any fun ideas so everybody can learn each others names, including the coach %3A)???? age%3A around 11/12 years old. Cheers!
Please could someone tell me the principles of transferring the ball. I can use the drills on here and some I have already used. However I would like my players to be "able to create own" if they know the princimples
Preferred short corner defence running system? 3-1, 2-2. Premier League level - where drag flicks are involved.Goalie - logging or staying up?
Hi, I'm actually a kid doing BTEC sport in Year 10, and I'm doing my coursework on Hockey. Unfortunatly I have no idea what a short corner is, other than it's suppose to commence play again. If anyone could help me with this, it would be much appreciated %3A)
I am coaching 5th and 6th gradersâ¦are the drills on this website for that age level or older?
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The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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Excellent drills, very detailed videos. Useful site for my U15 boys team.
I love using Sportplan. It's been a great help for co-ordinating hockey practice and being able to help tweak skills and getting the most out of my players!
Great site. An absolute must for coaches who are willing to change and learn new drills. Superb, simply superb.
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