Field Hockey: long corner

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Any tips for the new hockey self pass rules

Any tips for the new hockey self pass rules

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The new rules - what will UK coaches be focussing on?

The new rules - what will UK coaches be focussing on most? (Living in NZ, we're playing them now!)

sue shelswell Coach, New Zealand

what are good penalty corner plays?

what are good penalty corner plays?

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If a player takes a self pass from a long corner, can you tackle??

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??

Ellie Martin Coach, England

Is a goal scored when the attacking team hasnt touched?

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.

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How long do you play the advantage rule? If the ball?

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?

Susan Barbour Coach, England

Long corner variations

Please can you email me 3 or 4 long corner variations.

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FIH format change - for better or for worse?

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?

Sportplan Team Coach, United Kingdom

Long corners (attacking and defending)

Dear all, what are best practices for playing long corners? Please advice for playing long corners while attacking and defending long corners.

Marco Koudijs Coach, Netherlands

Set plays for attackers (such as long corners etc)?

I have a request for a session involving set plays for attackers Eg long corner, hit outside circle, etc Asked using Sportplan on Mobile

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Drills for the new long corner

I would like some drills for the new long corner rules and the free hits outside the D. Thanks

Janice Coach, Australia

Drills for the new long corner and penalty corner

I would like some drills for long corners and penalty corners and the free hit outside the D.?Thanks so much

Thang Coach, Czech Republic

How long do you play the advan...

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?

Susan Barbour Coach, England

1st ever training Session Stru...

I have been given my first team ever!! They are 11 year old girls and I wanted guide/ recommendation on how I should structure my one hour sessions? E.g. how long should I spend on a warm up, drill etc. .Cheers,Freya

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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

Tournament prep -building fitn...

I have just returned from coaching my first high school hockey tournament. It was great fun but the girls really felt it by the end of the tournament. I want to offer guidance in the form of a fitness build up to the girls for next season but am not sure what my expectations should be. How fit should you be looking to get if you are preparing to play 7 50min games over 5 days? And what types of fitness should I be suggesting? Sprinting and Intervals along with Swimming are things I feel that could be introduced. Ideally it needs to be accessable (not expensive or require special equipment), self managed (to an extent) and let it fit in with their daily rountine as best possible to give them the best chance to commit (i.e. I feel like suggesting they power walk to school rather than get dropped off will work better than asking them to join a gym to do the pelaton classes) Any ideas? Or things that have worked in the past?

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My u/15 girls can't play as a ...

I really have a big problem with my u/15 girls.  They just can't play as a team. Any advice please. There's always a fight between someone. Mariette

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I am the Skipper of an under-a...

I am the Skipper of an under-achieving 2XI. Individually most of my players could play 1XI but opted for an easier life lower down the Club. I struggle to get them to training on-mass and so I'm limited to pre-match warm ups to get them all together. We tend to do well against strong oppo but take far too long to get going against weaker teams. Any suggestions to help us start with the correct momentum?

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teaching presses on free hits ...

Hi allI am looking for advice on how to implement processes in my girls school hockey team. processes of setting up presses, defensive structures and counter attacking thinking. I have 14 players in the team from 15 years old to 18. we train twice a week. only a few play club hockey as well. We either play a 3-1-4-2 or a 3-1-3-3.I find it difficult for example, when you want to teach a press on the opposition 16, to simulate gameplay with only 14 players (if they are all at training). I can have my halves setup for taking the 16 and then get my strikers and links to setup, but then I still want defenders to see things from the back but they are taking the 16? Also when taking the 16 they then don't have any support in the drill because everyone else is setting up a press?I know we need to work on our basics in order for the other tactics and skills and game plans to work. However I find it frustrating with this team that on counter attacks for a few reasons which I am struggling to mend;- they only head forward. No one holds up the ball to wait for support.- they run straight and don't use angles- they pass too late and get tackled - they don't have the vision to see an early pass or pass into space- players without the ball do not run into useful positions and angles and get caught out by the person with the ball who then makes a pass to no one and it runs out of play.So suggestions please for;- open, creative but simple counter attacking- teaching processes for presses on free hits and 16s- coaching how to take 16s and work your way out- coaching vision and expecting your players to be in support. RegardsMatt

Matthew Lydall Coach, South Africa

Coaching plan (season outline)...

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


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