Hockey Session (Senior): Ball through the halfback into an attacking opportunity

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Edgar Kuijper
Name: Edgar Kuijper
City: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Hockey

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Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Halfback moving down the line

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Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Halfback moving down the line
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1v1 Halfback moving down the line

Essence:

- Decision making to go inwards or down the line for the attacker, and for the defender to move them towards the line

Structure:

- Player is on a cone with a pile of balls, 20 yards inside of the pitch

- He passes through the strips of cone to B who is on the line with his body open to move forward

- Once B has received the ball C can step and put pressure on him

- B makes the decision to go down the line or through the strips inwards (the preferred option)

- Rotation from A-B-C

- After 10 minutes swap sides, so they get used to playing at both left and right back

Technical pointers:

- B needs to open up his body so that when he receives the ball he can move easily down the line

- C needs to make the decision to put pressure but be aware of his body posistion, he would prefer that he goes down the line than through the middle

- C needs to stay mobile on his feet and not dive in, wait for the player to make a mistake and stay right infront of him

- The halfback who is receiving the ball needs to open up his body, the easiest way of teaching this if they dont already know, is by; getting them to put their feet in 90 degree angles. The right foot or left foot should be pointing down the line and the the other foot pointing inwards to the player who is passing the ball


Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 through the halfback

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4v4 through the halfback

Essence:

- How to outlet the ball through the halfback posistion when the opponent is pressing you. With an emphasis on decision making in terms of the pass or carry

Structure:

- The same set up as the previous step, except there will be 4 defenders in blue and four attackers in orange

- 2 defenders want to set up as a press blocking the inside channel

- 2 attackers roughly by the halfway line so that they have space to post up

- For the attackers to win they need to get the ball over the halfway line under control

- For the defenders to win they need to get the ball over the base line under control

- For player rotation, do sets of 10 for attackers and make sure they play in all positions, likewise for the defence before they swap roles with the attackers

Technical pointers:

- Make sure that the halfback pre scans to see where the space is, incase he cannot give a pass

- Once he receives the ball he should have his head up (vision) to see for a post up and give that ball

- Once a player has passed the ball make sure he moves or gets ahead to be another attacking option

- For the defenders up high, mark tight and don't give up to much space

- For the defenders low, set up so that they don't have the space to pass on the inside channel, nor the line if you can


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