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I need 3 really good hockey shooting drills ?

I need 3 really good hockey shooting drills for a class of about 6 students, any help?

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Games to develop tactical and technical aspects of shooting?

I am looking for a a training plan, using games to develop the tactical and technical points of shooting from the top of the D. Any pointers please.

Steve Eversfield Coach, England

Long corner variations

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

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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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How do you keep your team motivated - drill ideas?

we started the season 5-1 and now mid-way it seems we are fading? we have lost our last 3 games - what are some good drills to get them focused again and pumped for the rest of the season and to get them over the hump -to the next level. thanks

Brenda Strohmer Coach, United States of America

Unable to score when in the opponent's circle!?

We are always the better team on the hockey field. 90% in the opponents circle, but we are unable to score. At practice I see the most amazing goals, lifts, drag flicks...

Marinda Boshoff Coach, South Africa

Good shooting drill for a very small group?

I am looking for a more complicated drill but for around 4 players. Needs to involve hitting in the circle and shooting on goal. Maybe looking for shooting under pressure like a defender or something?

Alix Morrison Coach, Scotland

Opposed shooting- how to score more goals

I need some opposed shooting drills to improve my teams goal scoring ratio. Unopposed drills have not been working, and I really need to avoid cueing - any ideas ?

James Clark 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

Drills for 1 or 2 players

hi. i recently started playing hockey again after 7 years and looking for drills me and my brother can do to help get my technique back. like first touch and shooting dribbling etc. i am a striker

owen hankey Coach, United States of America

Counter Attacking

Have any other coaches got tips, advice or drill ideas on how i can improve my team's ability to counter attack?

Jack Grundy Coach, England


no way 5 metre too close

Holly Mead Coach, Australia

Indoor Hockey

Hi allOver the weekend I coached my U18s and we did well but I wanted to find out, is there any tactics, coaching sessions for indoor hockey to help defend in different structures or heck even stop attackers from getting their angles right0

Damien Life Liversedge Coach, South Africa

Formation at tactics for playing with no goalie

I'm new to coaching, I have played at a high level for over 10 years. The team I'm coaching often has no goalie but has enough players. Looking for the best formation to play a full game with no goalie, we usually play a 3-4-3.

Craig LAwrence Coach, Canada

Goal shooting

Can I please have drills to help with shooting goals? We actually play on grass fields (u/13A girls)

Annelie Smith Coach, South Africa

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why is shooting important in hockey

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