Field Hockey: short corners

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I am the Skipper of an under-achieving 2XI.

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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Defensive 2-2 corners

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the box defensive formation ?

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Ok, just wondering what positions exactly, are involved?

Ok, just wondering what positions exactly, are involved in both defending and attacking on short corners - cf, rw, lw??

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My team are constantly allowing oppositions to score?

My team are constantly allowing oppositions to score from penalty corners we do 1st runner 2nd runner amp; 2 players on the post, what can I do.

Leanne Johnston Coach, Ireland

'16' hit out drill

I'm finding it really hard to find a practise relating to hit outs on a 16 for my over 35's squad. They are still very "grass" based players and I would like help in trying to find a drill that will show them that hitting the ball straight down the middle of the pitch to the opposition isn't the only option? Hope you can help Jax

Jax Pheiffer Coach, England

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

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

defending corners formation

what defensive formation do you use and when do your defenders break that formation?

mandy tuthill Coach, United States of America

GK Technique for Short Corners...

I'm looking for some video of the goal keepers short corner technique, anyone know where i could get any? Preferably from directly behind and in front.

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What are the rules for a penal...

What is the rules for a penalty corner pusher or injector? Must have one leg in or u can have both leg out to use a sweep?

Dahlia Borhan Coach, Singapore

What skills to improve my adva...

(Question submitted by email) I'll be coaching a new team over the next few months. What skills should I use to take them to the next level? Any suggestions?

Sportplan Team Coach, United Kingdom

I am looking for drill that us...

I am looking for drill that uses the gate at the mid field. I.e. 2 players leading one in the midfield one round the attacking 25 and the midfield player shows the awareness to let to ball go through

Sven Slager Coach, New Zealand

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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