Hockey Session (Under 14s): Tensworth Trials 2 25/04/21 (Start Time: 2021-04-25 12:20:00)

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Ian Hardingham
Name: Ian Hardingham
City: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Hockey
Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tackling techniques 1

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Tackling techniques 1 (30 mins)

Tackling techniques

Setup as shown for part 1 - cones/strips between 25 and halfway or 25y in length elsewhere on the pitch

Demonstration of footwork required in tackling in close quarters (CP1)

Block Tackle 1 (A starting point) (5 mins)
  • Player in Orange starts with the ball and jogs a slow carry in long zig zag as shown changing direction twice 
  • Player in Blue tracks player in low block position (CP2) pivoting when attacker changes direction to track their progress across the grid
  • Repeat swapping roles for 4 reps each
Block Tackle 2 (5 mins)
  • Repeat the above but more competitive, orange player is trying to get past the blue player,
  • The Blue player is not allowed to make a tackle but must always be able to track the ball carrier
  • The Orange player is not allowed to run straight and must run in diagonals but may make as many turns as they want.

Block Tackle 3 (5 mins)

  • Repeat the above but more competitive, Orange player is trying to get past the Blue player
  • Blue player is trying to tackle orange player 
  • Blue player cannot tackle with body or stick facing straight up the pitch - it must be at an angle pointing to either side appropriate to the movement of the ball carrier

Jab Tackle 1 (5 mins)

  • Setup as above
  • Player in Orange starts with the ball and jogs a slow carry in long zig zag as shown changing direction twice
  • Player in Blue tracks player in jab tackle position (CP3) pivoting when attacker changes direction to track their progress across the grid
Jab Tackle 2 (5 mins)
  • As above, move competitive, Orange player is trying to get past the Blue player
  • The Blue player is not allowed to make a tackle but must always be able to track the ball carrier
  • The Orange player is not allowed to run straight and must run in diagonals but may make as many turns as they want
Jab tackle 3 (5 mins)
  • Repeat the above but more competitive, Orange player is trying to get past the Blue player
  • Blue player is trying to tackle orange player
  • Blue player cannot tackle with body or stick facing straight up the pitch - it must be at an angle pointing to either side appropriate to the movement of the ball carrier

  • Coaching Points:

    CP1

    Footwork is a slide of feet across the floor, not a bounce

    Pivot is a rotation using back foot as pivot point

    Shoulders, hips and stick are always facing the point of contact - ie ball

    CP2

    Left hand at the top of the stick

    Left hand is on the ground just outside the left foot

    Right hand is halfway down the stick holding the stick to aid stick movement

    When making the block tackle the stick stays flat and parallel on the ground and pushed with 2 hands towards the ball, this should only occur when the player decides it is the right time to make a tackle 

    Player is close enough to apply pressure, less than a stick's length away from the ball - close playing distance specific for that player

    Ask question re playing distance - what does it mean to each player, difference between playing distance and too close, too far away. Looking for not too close but close enough to engage in the tackle

    CP3Left hand is at the top of the stickStick is upright pointing the head at the ball Right hand is halfway down the stick holding the stick when moving left and right but loose when executing the jabJab tackle is extension of stick using left hand only then bringing stick back to 2 hand gripFeet stay in position and do not lunge forward to allow for direction change


    Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tackling Techniques 2

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    Tackling Techniques 2 (10 mins)

    Tackling Techniques continued: 

    Shave/Steal

    • Orange player carries in zig zap again
    • Blue player runs with on left side
    • Blue player steals ball with shave under Orange player's stick
    Blue player alternates starting point from left and right side of Orange player


    Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tackling Techniques 3

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    Tackling Techniques 3 (20 mins)

    Tackle Boxes

    Setup as shown 

    Start as 1 vs 1 (A)

    • Orange player runs down the line and picks up a ball then tries to carry through the goal at the opposite end
    • Blue player runs down the line of cones and turns to defend their goal
    • If Blue player wins the ball then attack the other end

    Focus on tackling techniques learned in earlier part of practise

    Progress to 2 vs 2 (B)

    • Blue and Orange both start at each side and run to swap ends, 
    • If Blue team win the ball then attack the other end

    Discuss group tackling techniques - and methods


    Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending the circle

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    Defending the circle (60 mins)

    Setup as shown both ends of the pitch - (1 Hour)

    4 attackers vs 3 defenders, 1 attacker and 1 defender starting in D

    Ball is fed from A to B then practise is live

    Attackers to attempt to score

    Defenders to get the ball under control out of the 5 year dotted line

    Keep score.

    Coaching Points

    Attacking:

    • Get ball in to circle under control
    • Shoot from appropriate angles - widen goal where possible
    • Make passes in the D
    • Create outcomes through penalty corners

    Defending:

    • Low tackling position
    • Create opportunity to tackle in pairs
    • Mark players
    • Force ball carrier to baseline and channel
    • GK to smother as ball carrier gets close
    • Play hockey to get the ball to dotted line, not just clear
    Repeat the setup for C and D positions
    • Progression:1. Even the teams to make 4 vs 4 and look at the differences
    • Progression 2. Overload the Defensive team to make 3 attackers vs 4 defenders and look at the differences
    • Progression 3. Remove the middle line of cones to make one large area and have higher attacking numbers


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