Hockey Drill Demonstration
Running the gauntlet:
2 tackle boxes starting either side of the D. One defender starts at back of each tackle box. Attacker starts at blue cone and aims to get through red cones.
Whichever player wins the ball in the tackle box (attacker or defender) progresses to next box or turns and has a shot on goal. The player who didn’t win the ball stays in tackle box to defend next attacker.
Defenders to practice jab tackle
Practice logging in opposite goal.
Jab tackle: frying pan grip. Hands apart. Stay on balls of feet, balanced and keep their distance.
Jab in and out quickly back to start position
Two hands on stick apart from actual ‘jab.’
PALM = positive, aggressive, low, mobile
Positive – go forward rather than sink deep to make tackle. Go towards the player and be 1.5 strides away
Aggressive – be strong and decisive in the tackle
Low – left hand low (2 hands on stick)
Mobile – stay on toes and be able to change direction whilst staying low.
Channel the attacker wide.
Elimination skills e.g. 3D skills, V-drag, drive defender’s left foot space
Don’t turn back on defender, use a change of pace.