Hockey Session (Senior): Playing Through The Lines

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Ieuan Bartlett
Name: Ieuan Bartlett
City: Cardiff
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Hockey
Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing Through The Lines

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Playing Through The Lines

Organisation

This practice is quite easy to explain, to start players are restricted or 'locked in' their zone. Each team is trying to penetrate a wall of 4x screening players to play into their 2x strikers, who score in the target goals.

Intention 

For the 4x screening players to block forward passes, regain and then penetrate. 

Link to 11v11

This is great for coaching distances within a unit.

Observation 

 This practice allows for lots of trial and error. If the 4x screeners are too tight, they can be played around with a quick switch of play. If they are too wide, they can be played through.

Progressions

A few progressions to consider:

- Strikers to play using only 1 touch, so they can shoot or 'set' their teammate to score.

- Allow the strikers to pop up in the middle third, so now the defending teach has two jobs - marking and screening.

- Add a defender in the end zone to create a 2v1.

- Play with larger goals and add goalkeepers.


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