Field Hockey: receiving

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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

Can you explain the overhead receive rule to me in detail please?

Can you explain the overhead receive rule to me in detail please?

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Can you outline the basic skills for children when moving the ball and receiving the ball?

I am looking for the basic skill points for children when pmoving and receiving the ball for a brief 15 minute session which includes a conditioned game in the 15 mins.

david pearce Coach, Scotland

I am teaching 7 weeks of Hockey to a Mixed set of about?

I am teaching 7 weeks of Hockey to a Mixed set of about twenty 14/15 year olds. I'm unsure of what to teach them each week i.e. week one attacking, week two defending etc. Any ideas for a seven week overview?

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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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Level 2 Practical Assessment - Help needed!

Hi all,I've got my level 2 assessment coming up on Sunday and I just wanted to quickly check whether there's a 'recommended' structure to the session plan.Btw, this is a level 2 practical assessment and is with juniors (U14s).One coach has suggested a 3 part approach:1) techniques and skills required2) unopposed 3) opposedThe theme I'm choosing, which is a bit of a generic one, is defending in a channel (as I'm a defender and it's pretty straight forward).I'm not really looking for info on what exactly to include (i.e. theme specific) but rather general structure or whether E.H. have an approved structure to sessions?My session's on Sunday, so a quick reply would be awesome.Thanks,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

Coaching plan (season outline) for coming season?

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

Receiving the ball forward facing

Anybody any ideas on a conditioned game to encourage receiving the ball in a forward facing position?

Mark Stuart-Thompson Coach, England

Being in the right space

I like trying to play every position and find it hard to stop doing that and focus and improve my own position (right wing or center back) but how do I improve them so that I can be confident enough to trust my teammates and stick to my own position ?? Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Cerys Richards Coach, Wales

Pass under pressure drill

What drill I wanna give my players for push pass under pressure?


How to coach hockey for school kids

I have to teach a group of kids hockey which i dont know anything about myself. Im planning to do a warm up, driils/skills and a game of hockey but was wondering if anyone has some ideas of what works well with kids aged 8-10

Caitlin Blight Coach, Australia

School Hockey

hello everyone.i would like some advice on the following: I coach a mixed u19 and u16 team because i do not have enough players. players always have excuses for training so i can never practice set pieces. I have a strong backline, strong CL and CF but that is it.. none of my players play in a form, i have practiced 2vs1 and passing to a player and receiving again whilst going forward a hundred times... my u16s have very little knowledge of the game and skills. my u19s are more experience.

Elrika Coach, South Africa

Questions and answers, or not

Why can I not answer a question? Keep receiving the "An error has occurred" message

ivan Ivan 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

Previous Rugby subscription

I previously subscribed to Sportplan after receiving an email with an offer for six months. I wanted Rugby League but made an error and selected Rugby which is Rugby Union so ended up cancelling my subscription. I would like to re join but all the offers I get now via email are for me to join back for Rugby and can't seem to be able to change it to Rugby League when I click on the offers. Could you please send me an offer for Rugby League so I can subscribe again. Thanks

Neil Frazer Coach, England
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