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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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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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

What skills to improve my advanced colts team?

(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

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

Short Corner Defence Hockey Ge...

Preferred short corner defence running system? 3-1, 2-2. Premier League level - where drag flicks are involved.Goalie - logging or staying up?

Emily Wardeiner Coach, Australia

Short corner attacking tactics...

How do you know what variations to use when you are attacking a short corner. ie what variation/tactic to use when they are running a diamond or a box etc.

Kyle Talbot Coach, South Africa
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