Hockey Session (Under 12s): U13s 2nd Feb Carrying with Pace & Passing Focus

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Craig Morton
Name: Craig Morton
City: Tonbridge
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Hockey
Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): MWTB - Quick Ball Carrying

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MWTB - Quick Ball Carrying (10 mins)

  • Split group into two teams. Every player has a ball.
  • Players line up in a row, facing opposite directions.
  • On the coaches signal, all the players carry the ball until they cross a line 12m in front of them.
  • The team that gets all of their players and the ball over their line and UNDER CONTROL (stopped on the line) is the winner.
VARIATION
  • Make one team the dribblers and the other team the catchers, who try to prevent the dribblers from reaching their line.
  • Pair players up across the two teams so each catcher knows who they are chasing.
  • Start with catchers not having sticks. They catch a dribbler by tapping them on the shoulder - no pushing or hitting another player!
  • When you add sticks back in, you can play 'Rats & Rabbits':
  • Every player has a stick and ball. One team is the 'Rats' and the other team is the 'Rabbits'.
  • If you call 'Rats' they are the dribblers, and the Rabbits are the catchers.
  • If you call 'Rabbits' they are the dribblers, and the Rats are the catchers.
  • Avoid tackling, still just a tap on the shoulder - we are only focusing on quick ball carrying, which will happen when a player with the ball is being chased. We are not looking to take each other out!

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Decathlon - Twice around the square

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Decathlon - Twice around the square (10 mins)

  • Players practice this exercise in pairs.
  • Two players, each with a ball, start in opposite corners of the square (6x6m).
  • The simultaneously start dribbling and run around the outside of the square twice (in the same direction).
  • Both players have two attempts, then swap partners.
  • Switch the direction with each new partner (ie, alternate between clockwise and anti-clockwise).
VARIATION
  • Players dribble once around the square once in one direction and then in the opposite direction once around the square, back to their starting position.
  • As long as players start on opposite corners, they shouldn't bump into each other!
OBJECTIVES
  • To dribble the ball at speed without losing control of it.
  • To use the appropriate dribbling technique when going in a straight line and when changing direction close to a cone.
  • When changing direction with the ball, first lower the centre of gravity and then push the body with a full extension of the outside leg in the new direction.
IMPORTANT
  • The ball should be kept half a stick length away from the feet when running in a straight line. This space is the 'Skill Space' and ise used for evading and changing direction.
  • When turning around the cones, the ball can come into the 'Skill Space' but should reposition as soon as the player runs straight again.
  • To change direction quicker the ball should move first around the cone and the body should be 'dragged along' behind it.

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing round the square

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Passing round the square (15 mins)

3 players in a square

 

Ball moves around the outside of the square and players must move to the free cone to keep the ball moving continuously.

 

Start with Forehand receives. Drill focuses on players having Left and Right options.

 

Coaching points

- Side on receive (left should pointing to the passer)

- Soft hands (Cushion the ball rather than stop, imagine the stick slowing the ball down from left foot to right)

- Early footwork (Get in position early to focus on the ball)

 

Progression

- Go Opposite way- Clockwise with ball

- Add a defender who can incept the ball. Attackers can go either direction.  


Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1 Rondo

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3v1 Rondo (15 mins)

Description: 

  • Use the box from Passing drill
  • One defender and three attackers in circle. 
  • 3v1 possession 
  • If a defender wins the ball they swap with player who lost possession 
  • Attacker in middle swaps out with another attacker after a period, if they have been in for too long

Coaching points:

  • STAY OUTSIDE DEFENDER'S REACH: When offering a pass make sure you stay outside the reach of defender. WHY? So the ball won't be intercepted.
  • Move outside reach of stick and create a passing angle. 

What does good look like?

  • Players stay outside reach of defender when offering a pass. 

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing through a Zone

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Passing through a Zone (20 mins)

Players: 3 teams of 2

 

Aim: pass ball across 2 lines (FH to FH | No lifting)

 

Time: 60 seconds

 

Record: 10 passes

 

Progression: Add pivot player in middle


Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hockey 5s games

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Hockey 5s games (20 mins)

5 v 5s

 

Blue line is shooting area.


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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 2
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Pitch Line 4
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Carry
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