Hockey Drill Demonstration


With all the roles it is important to keep in mind:

[if !supportLists]1) [endif]The location of and pressure on the ball

[if !supportLists]2) [endif]Location of teammates

[if !supportLists]3) [endif]Location of opponents

Role 1 – Ball carrier

  • Responsible for keeping possession by passing or dribbling in order to facilitate a pass
  • Essential requirements

[if !supportLists]o [endif]Awareness of options

[if !supportLists]o [endif]Sound decision making

Role 2 – Close support player (one pass away)

  • Responsible for repositioning to provide a distinct passing option for the ball carrier
  • Positioning is based on the needs of the ball carrier and the other close support players in the area
  • Essential requirements

[if !supportLists]o [endif]Awareness of ball carrier and other close support players

[if !supportLists]o [endif]Communication (verbal and non-verbal) with ball carrier and other close support players

Role 3 – Far support player (two or more passes away)

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Responsible for creating width and depth over and above that provided by the close support players.

[if !supportLists]· [endif]Essential requirements

[if !supportLists]o [endif]Awareness of other far players as well as support for ball carrier

[if !supportLists]o [endif]Communication (verbal and non-verbal) with other far support players to create space

Anticipation of how the play is likely to unfold

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