Hockey Session (Transition Phase): HWHC U9-U12 18-4-21 (Receiving & carrying into space)

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Pro-Club: Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club

Alexandra Smart, Adult Member

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Alexandra Smart
Name: Alexandra Smart
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Hockey

Description

After a quick, dynamic passing warm up, the session focuses on skill development - receiving and carrying into space with the first touch.

Players will each have match time to put this skill into practice in game play.


Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stick & Ball Warm Up - Passing Square

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Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stick & Ball Warm Up - Passing Square
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Stick & Ball Warm Up - Passing Square

SET UP

  • 3 players on the outside. One player in the middle.
  • 2 of the 3 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): Get out of the box

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Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Get out of the box
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Get out of the box

SET UP

  • Small box/square of cones.
  • One player in the middle, three players on the outside (two players on the outside is also fine, just make the box smaller).
  • Ball is passed into the player in the middle.
  • Players on the outside can only enter the box once that pass has been made.
  • The player in the middle is trying to carry the ball out of the box.
What are we looking for - coaching points.1. Control.2. First touch into space.3. Not stopping the ball and giving the three defenders time to close down.


Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Step in front & carry to space

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Step in front & carry to space

SET UP

  • In pairs with one ball.
  • The cone acts as a defender.
  • The receiver should indicate to their partner when and where they want the ball.
  • Run to receive the ball on the move, carry a few paces and pass back to the feeder.
  • 10 passes and switch over.
COACHING POINTS
  • Receive the ball on the move, in front of the defender (cone).
  • First touch should carry the ball forward / left / right, away from the defender.
  • Low body position with a flat stick to have better control of the ball when receiving.
  • Look! Both the feeder and receiver need to look before they pass and receive.

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression to game scenario

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Progression to game scenario

PROGRESSION

  • Join up with another pair to make a group of 4.
  • One player replaces the cone as a defender.
  • Attacking team (blue/white) are aiming to score a goal.
  • Once the feeder has passed the ball, they are in play to create a 2 v 1.
  • The defender is aiming to win possession and pass to the fourth player (orange).
  • Keep rotating positions.

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