Hockey Session (Foundation Phase): BHHC U12 Girls 8-4-21 (Technique Focus - Stick, hand, ball positioning)

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Alexandra Smart, Adult Member

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Alexandra Smart
Name: Alexandra Smart
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Hockey
Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stick Drags

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Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stick Drags
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Stick Drags

SET UP

  • Each player sets out two cones, a stick length apart.
  • Each player has a ball.
  • Stick length drags side to side.
  • 4 x 1 min rounds.
  • Progress to working in pairs. One player puts their stick on the ground in place of the cones. Their partner stick drags along the length of their stick - without hitting it! This helps players keep control of the ball and understand where their feet should be in relation to the ball.
  • The player not working should look out for the coaching points and critique their partner.
COACHING POINTS
  • Left hand in wristwatch position.
  • Double V down front of the stick.
  • Left hand turns the stick.
  • Loose right hand.
  • Butt of the stick facing player's belly button.
  • Ball at 1 o'clock position.
  • Knees bent.
  • Head up.
  • Transfer weight from right to left (forehand to reverse).

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Carry

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Ball Carry

SET UP

  • In pairs, players are about 20 metres apart.
  • The player with the ball carries towards their partner who will hold up a number using their fingers.
  • The ball carrier needs to call out each number held up to ensure they are looking up and carrying the ball at the 1 o'clock position.
  • Start with walking, progress to running.
  • Keep swapping the ball carrier.
  • Progression - player holding numbers up moves around. The ball carrier must call out the numbers and change direction to keep carrying towards their partner.

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Change Direction

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Change Direction

SET UP

  • In pairs, each player has a ball.
  • Line of cones / markers between them.
  • Players start at the same time, each carries the ball to the left hand cone, stick drag to the right, changing direction to carry to their partner's starting position.

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing

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Passing

SET UP

  • Group of 4 in diamond shape.
  • 2 balls, starting at either end.
  • Players with the balls start at the same time.
  • Pass the ball around the diamond in one direction.
  • The players at the sides will be working hard! They should run towards the ball, bring it across their body, look up and make a hard flat pass.
  • Rotate players after 1 minute or a set number of passes.

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Square

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Passing Square

SET UP

  • 4 players on the outside. One player in the middle.
  • 3 of the 4 players on the outside have a ball.
  • Player in the middle can receive from anyone but passes to the player without a ball.
  • The player in the middle should work hard for a set number or passes or time.
  • Keep rotating the player in the middle.

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4

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4 v 4

SET UP

  • Square / rectangle to play in.
  • To score, a player must carry the ball with control to their scoring line.
  • When a player scores, they leave the ball on the line and the opposing team restart the game from there.

COACHING POINTS

  • Dynamic movement into space.
  • Show where you want to receive the ball with your stick.
  • First touch - are you carrying the ball forward with your first touch?
  • Pre-scan - do you know where your teammates are?


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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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Carry

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