Hockey Session (Senior): Interceptions

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Guy Elliott
Name: Guy Elliott
City: Pretoria
Country: South Africa
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Hockey

Description

The art of intercepting


Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Basic Interception

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Basic Interception (20 mins)

This drill focusses on interceptions by a defensive player .

Player A passe the ball down the line looking to connect with player 1 . Player B must try and intercept the ball first . If he manages to intercept he plays a 2v2 toward the top goals . If player 1 recieves the ball its a 1v1 into the high goals .

It is important for the defender to find his optimal distance from the attcker to force a clean interception .

He must also look at the distributing players body language as to when the oportune moment is to go for the interception .

Increase the passing distance if needs be .

Mimic the drill on both sides of the field .


Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Interceptions

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2v2 Interceptions (20 mins)

2v2 Intercept Game

It's a 2v2 in both marked off areas . The aim of the game is to intercept the pass from one area to the other and look to connect with your team on the other side , who's opponents try intercept . If the intercept is made the ball needs to be switched to score in the other area . If the attacking team recieves the long ball they need to score in the mini goals . Any breakdown or turnover means the ball must be played to the opposite area .

If there is no ball in play a coach or free player can play a ball in to any area to restart the drill .


Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Interceptions

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4v4 Interceptions (30 mins)

4v4 Interception game .

Whichever team is attacking the goals the opposition have to win the ball and play it across the field to their fellow team on the other side inorder to score . Each turnover means the ball must be transfered across the field . The drill creates interception chances .

The team that turns the ball over may connect with a few passes before having to transfer the ball to the opposite side .


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