Field Hockey: posting up

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what does the term posting up mean?

what does the term posting up mean?

Archived User Coach

best drill to demonstrate posting up to maintain possession?

What drills can i use to demonstrate posting up to maintain possession? any progressions?

Archived User Coach

I have been asked to put a session together on posting?

I have been asked to put a session together on posting up to keep possesion? can anyone help, i'll be coaching my adult and development squad who are not at the highest of standards??? Cheers Jax x

Jax Pheiffer Coach, England

I am looking for a good drill that will explain posting?

I am looking for a good drill that will explain posting up to maintain possesion? Anyone help?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Jax Pheiffer Coach, England

I am due to coach the U13 Jac sqaud but not upto date?

I am due to coach the U13 Jac sqaud but not upto date with new phrases such as posting up and the like can you help?

Gillian Oakes Coach, England

I understand posting up now are there any other buzz?

I understand posting up now are there any other buzz words for existing skills?

Gillian Oakes Coach, England

Hi. I need to coach the following in a session%3A Attacking?

Hi. I need to coach the following in a session%3A Attacking unit play using right hand side of the pitch. Emphasis on ‘Posting up.’ Use of lead runs and receiving the ball on the move. Any ideas?

Danielle Mugridge Coach, England

Warm-up drills to get players thinking?

Can someone suggest a really good warm-up drill or exercise to get players thinking/concentrating/making decisions? I.e. something prior to a match, after having done a physical warm-up, dynamic stretches, any SAQ and technical stuff

Gary Thompson Coach, England

Getting out of High Press

What are the best things to get your players to do when you come up against a full press / 3/4 press, anything that's putting a lot of pressure on high up the pitch?

Simon Lowry Coach, Ireland

Playing 1,2,3,5 formation - connecting?

I am coaching 1,2,3,5 formation in an U16 Girls team but I am having trouble getting my Halfbacks connecting with my Inside Forwards - Any suggestions

Glenn Hutchinson Coach, Australia

Good drill to get girls to move to the ball faster?

I need a good drill to help the girls move to the ball faster? we arw slow to the ball need a drill thanks

Brenda Strohmer Coach, United States of America

Midfield positioning on 16yd hits and presses when using 4-4-2?

hi there I'm using 4-4-2 and on sometimes 3-1-4-2 with a lower level hockey team.I've chosen this over other formations, simply because the hockey experience and ability of my players is not of a high level (and most people have an approximate understanding of 442). Also, I believe that one must choose a formation based on players traits and what they can deliver. For example, I'd ideally prefer to have 3 forwards, to help with more height and width but then would have to either play 3 in the middle or 3 at the back... and my player strengths don't permit this. In short, I simply don't believe I have a strong enough CH / CM to handle 3 in the middle and I'm not convinced that the off-the-ball support from other players is strong enough to allow 3 in the middle. OFFENSIVE PLAYS Anyway, I'm not 100% where to get my centre mids to stand when we have a 16 yd hit to take (i.e. our possession). Obviously one of the CMs comes deep to offer a potential direct outlet from the centre backs or offer an overload option if the ball goes out to the sides (which is more likely, since I've pretty much banned the high risk play of releasing up the middle - we've had far too many turnovers in our final third or quarter because we tried to play up the middle). My players are 'aware' of posting up and leading runs. However, I'm not sure about the 2nd CM. On the one hand I'd ideally like the 2nd CM to come deep as well, in order to potentially help break up the opposition press but by doing so, I distort the midfield and if we do manage to get the ball to one of the CMs, he won't have the 2nd CM in a higher position to release to, etc. DEFENSIVE POSITIONING Can someone suggest, again, about midfield positioning using 4-4-2 or 3-1-4-2, when we are setting up a general press? I have traditionally encouraged man marking, simply because our general positional awareness is weak (which makes zonal play a no-no IMO) + our tracking and attitude to committed defending (i.e. you don’t give up if one tackle fails) could be better! However, looking at suggested presses on Sportplan, some zonal positioning seems a necessity and I think if I can help my players make the step, success will come because they've been forced to become more aware of their pitch positioning, etc. Also, looking at some of the presses, it looks like the midfield can go 'flat' to create a barrier... and as I encourage a diamond shape in midfield, I need to explain to my players what to do and when. Sorry for the wordy question. I hope this all makes sense. Regards, Gary

Gary Thompson Coach, England

How do I teach and improve soft hands skill?

Any tips or drills for improving 'soft hands'?

Gary Thompson Coach, England

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

Posting up in hockey

What does it mean when a forward in hockey post up?

Fiona Cafolla Coach, Scotland

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
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