Field Hockey: passing

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Question about a drill in the Sportplan session

Hi, in this week's session "My players lack the ability to pass accurately", there's a progressive exercise called "shoot and recover". Sorry if this is a dumb question but when a player is 'shooting' at their target goal, is the other player allowed to defend the goal?I ask because the diagram makes it look like you're pushing over around 12m and I'd have thought that unless you make the goals huge, with a player defending the goal, people just aren't going to score.Also, if you make the goals really big, it kinda defeats the person of the accuracy element to the exercise.Hope you can assist. Regards,Gary

Gary Thompson Coach, England

Outletting against a half court press?

overlapping outside halves ? or drop Midfield in hole?

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drills for backpassing

Have a team of older group of ladies who need to learn to pass the ball back, any good drills for this?

trudy adamson Coach, New Zealand

Hockey level 2 assessment

Hi,I need to play 4 linked hockey sessions to a specific theme I don't know which one to chose such as I can't say attack because there can be so much to cover . So any help?

Tajinder Kaur Sahota Coach, United Kingdom

Swinging stick in the air when passing ball

One of my players constantly swings her stick in the air when passing, or making a tackle. i have explained technique many times but it is not working. how can i help her?? May injure someone and also gets blown up for stick tackle.

Aurelie Charles Coach, England

How do you teach children aged 7 how to play a hockey match?

I coach aged 7 children and I don't know how to teach them how to play a proper hockey match without all of them going for the ball and not staying in their positions. Do I put lines where they are not allowed to pass? or what?

Bev Coach, South Africa

URGENT!!! Hockey coaching plan needed for A level PE

I am doing A level PE and I need to find a coaching plan that includes a number of drills that get progressively harder. The plan has to be game based, I was thinking of doing one on possession but I cannot find drills that link together and get harder. Please help, Thanks

Erin Parry Coach, Wales

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

I'm a new Varsity head coach and don't know what I'm doing

Hi all- I am 37 years old. I played field hockey for 3 years only (in high school). As you can imagine, I'm not very good/experienced. I was a competitive soccer player which made me good enough athletically to play field hockey but anyway, the point is: I never played field hockey at a high level.I now find myself in a head coaching position. (Long story-I did coach some field hockey some years ago and had a blast but it was a while back). Anyway, I have three assistant coaches who aren't much more experienced than I am. Our high school program is VERY weak and so nobody really steps up to coach there.Basically, my question is: what do I do? I have some girls who have played but not much. Then I have girls who literally don't know how to hold their stick and are quite I athletic. We barely have enough girls to field a team. As for drills, I'm trying to use this site but if you were in my position, what specifically would you be doing with these girls so they don't lose 7-0 every game? Right now, I'm focusing on body control and comfort with the ball- (we are playing possession and they are so uncomfortable they just hit the ball away because they don't have the skills to hold). Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!Brooke Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

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How do you do a good hockey warm up with just ball and stick

hockey warm up basic equipment 5 mins

Ellie Coach, England

Blockers and their roles in specific formations?

What are the roles of blockers? Can you use them in a 3-2-3-2 formation? Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Derek Merifield Coach, South Africa

training program indoor hockey

Hello, I am working with my hockey coach of younger age groups in Turkey. can you help with training planning and technical tactical work

Recep Öz Coach, Turkey

Beginner Coach NEED HELP PLEASE

I'm new to coaching and i'm coaching a team that barely knows how to even hold a stick properly. Where can i start with improving there skills and hockey kowledge ?

Liancke Laureti Coach, South Africa

diagonally passing in field hockey

I want video regarding diagonally passing in field hockey

Sukhmanpreet Coach, United States of America

Hockey- Best Passing Drills for U11/12

What is the best passing drill to help my U11/12 feel more positive. They are a development group

James Smith Coach, England

drills in hockey

identify, discusss and illustrate the drills for a coach to perfect the passing and receiving skills

Naom nyangarisa Ondara Coach, Kenya
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