Field Hockey: tackling

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What is your best advice to a boy playing sweeper in a team with a poor defense

My son has been given the role of sweeper in a team that has only won  twice in two years.  He is probably the weakest player in the team.  What advice can I give him to think about when playing, so that he can improve and enjoy a personal sense of achievement. In training sessions I have never seen any drills designed to organise the defence which is amazing since the teams ambition is usually to keep the goals against to single figures! Are there standard apporoaches as to how close to be  to the player you are marking or which side to stand to stop the attacker getting free with the ball on his open stick?.

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What plan of action to take to improve a players' tacking ability?

training action plan for a hockey player who needs to improve tackling

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What are the key skills in individual defending?

What are the key skills in individual defending and what are the best ways to practise them?

Jayson Hood Coach, England

How can I help my U12 girls to attack?

How can I help my u/12 girls to attack? At the moment they are running beside the opponent but not attacking the players.

carien Coach, South Africa

What's the difference between Steal and Shave?

What is the difference between a "Steal" and a "Shave" in defence techniques? A lot of different explanations are given on the internet, and I want to give the right information to my students. Both are used in Tackle Back situations.I always thought that a steal is taking over the ball when it is "loose" - like the opponent wants to give a pass -and a shave is taking over the ball when an opponent has the ball on the stick.

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3d skills while entering the d

Can someone give me advice on the best was to teach ladies 3d skills while entering the D? I am open to any suggestions. I have tried to get them lifting the ball over sticks but it doesn't seem to transfer to matches.

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Hockey level 2 assessment

Hi,I need to play 4 linked hockey sessions to a specific theme I don't know which one to chose such as I can't say attack because there can be so much to cover . So any help?

Tajinder Kaur Sahota Coach, United Kingdom

Body position & defending

Hi - I need suggestions for training on Monday. Varsity high school girls, playing on grass. Last couple of games tackling, especially body position, has been weak. Anyone got any great drills? The girls know it's gonna be a hard session..! Thx

Mike Baker Coach, United States of America

Swinging stick in the air when passing ball

One of my players constantly swings her stick in the air when passing, or making a tackle. i have explained technique many times but it is not working. how can i help her?? May injure someone and also gets blown up for stick tackle.

Aurelie Charles Coach, England

How do you teach children aged 7 how to play a hockey match?

I coach aged 7 children and I don't know how to teach them how to play a proper hockey match without all of them going for the ball and not staying in their positions. Do I put lines where they are not allowed to pass? or what?

Bev 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

How to improve personal defense ability?

How to improve personal defense ability?

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how do you search in Sportplan

im sure you use to be able to search...say by keyword...tackling...has the system changed

David Dickson Coach, England

Tackling from wrong side

How do I teach kids to get body around to tackle from correct position? Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Deirdre lithgow Coach, New Zealand

How to improve defence?

What is your best suggestions for how to improve the back players skills to defend the goal?

DABHI Kalpesh Coach, India

Problems Clearing the Circle

I'm in the U.S., coaching a team of 11-12 year olds, with 1-2 years of experience. Defending the circle, when the ball is loose, my players are not getting control of the ball to hit out of the circle. It's congested with opponent and my team's players. If my players get control, they lose it quickly. If the opponent has control, my players aren't very good at taking the ball or stopping the opponent from taking a shot. Luckily we have a good goalie but she can only do so much. (Full disclosure: I didn't play FH but have a decent understanding of the game. No one else in my community would step up to coach so it's fallen to me.)

Brandon Cowart Coach, United States of America

Tackling from wrong side | Spo...

How do I teach kids to get body around to tackle from correct position? Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Deirdre lithgow Coach, New Zealand

What's the difference between ...

What is the difference between a "Steal" and a "Shave" in defence techniques? A lot of different explanations are given on the internet, and I want to give the right information to my students. Both are used in Tackle Back situations.I always thought that a steal is taking over the ball when it is "loose" - like the opponent wants to give a pass -and a shave is taking over the ball when an opponent has the ball on the stick.

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