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I have an assessment and the task is "Working?

I have an assessment and the task is "Working the ball out of the back left hand corner of defence" - I have a mixed ability group of male and female players including a goalkeeper and have to train them for a one hour session including warm up skills sessions and game related play including progression. Does anyone have any ideas? At presnt I am thinking about focusing on positional play and perhaps doing a bit on possessional play/posting up before the game play situation...any thoughts?

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What is the best High school game warm-up before a?

What is the best High school game warm-up before a game?

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how to mentally prepare for games

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marlon phillips Coach, Barbados

Warm-up drills to get players thinking?

Can someone suggest a really good warm-up drill or exercise to get players thinking/concentrating/making decisions? I.e. something prior to a match, after having done a physical warm-up, dynamic stretches, any SAQ and technical stuff

Gary Thompson Coach, England

How to keep kids from getting Bored at practise.

Hi all just wondering if there are any coach's that have any good tip for a new coach like me. I am coaching under 6/8yr olds and find they get bored very easy. How do you keep them from getting bored and what fun drills do you use? Cheer James first time coach

James Batt Coach, New Zealand

Start of a game

How do I get my girls to show more consistency at the beginning of a game? The longer the game goes the better they get.

Glenn Hutchinson Coach, Australia

Tournament prep -building fitness.

I have just returned from coaching my first high school hockey tournament. It was great fun but the girls really felt it by the end of the tournament. I want to offer guidance in the form of a fitness build up to the girls for next season but am not sure what my expectations should be. How fit should you be looking to get if you are preparing to play 7 50min games over 5 days? And what types of fitness should I be suggesting? Sprinting and Intervals along with Swimming are things I feel that could be introduced. Ideally it needs to be accessable (not expensive or require special equipment), self managed (to an extent) and let it fit in with their daily rountine as best possible to give them the best chance to commit (i.e. I feel like suggesting they power walk to school rather than get dropped off will work better than asking them to join a gym to do the pelaton classes) Any ideas? Or things that have worked in the past?

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good warm up for professional hockey team?

What is a good warm up for a professional hockey team?

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Any ideas for a mixed ability warm up drill?

I help coach around 30 players, they are of completely differing abilities and ages. For a while I have been using the same first drill/warm up of getting into groups of 4/5 players and having cones in a line in front of them which they have to use different methods of getting the ball to and then passing back to the rest of the team from the 1st cone, then next time from the 2nd cone (and so on) I find this works ok but would like a new/more fun way to get them ready after our run and dynamic stretches. Any help/suggestions gratefully received.

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URGENT!!! Hockey coaching plan needed for A level PE

I am doing A level PE and I need to find a coaching plan that includes a number of drills that get progressively harder. The plan has to be game based, I was thinking of doing one on possession but I cannot find drills that link together and get harder. Please help, Thanks

Erin Parry Coach, Wales

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 do you do a good hockey warm up with just ball and stick

hockey warm up basic equipment 5 mins

Ellie Coach, England

Simple fitness workout

How to keep myself fit through simple workout?some exercises to increase fitness Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

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Time on warm ups and hockey drills

Hey guys how long should you spend on warm ups, dyamic stretches and specific hockey drills. First time coach of XI girls. I have played before at Prem level snd Representative 17 years ago back then 10-15m warm up etc . Your thoughts anyone Thanks Ann Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

Ann Hudig Coach, New Zealand

How should a warm up be done f...

How should a warm up be done for a mixed age hockey team? I play for Tamworth ladies hockey club and generally do the warm ups and sometimes the training session and was looking for ways to get everyone warmed up.

Ellie Martin Coach, England

1st ever training Session Stru...

I have been given my first team ever!! They are 11 year old girls and I wanted guide/ recommendation on how I should structure my one hour sessions? E.g. how long should I spend on a warm up, drill etc. .Cheers,Freya

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How to coach hockey for school...

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

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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