Hockey Session (Transition Phase): HWHC U13-U18 11-4-21 (Moving with the ball)

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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

First session back!

The focus for this session is moving with the ball or dribbling, looking at hands, stick and ball position.

 

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): 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): Ball carrying game

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Ball carrying game

SET UP

  • Square within a square.
  • Ideally 3 v 3.
  • Only the player in possession of the ball is allowed to travel outside of the inner square and into the outre square.
  • Score a point by carrying the ball with control to any line of the outer square.
  • If you score a point, pass the ball to a player inside the inner square on the opposing team and continue play.

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?

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4 Progression

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4 v 4 Progression

PROGRESSION

  • Add a cone at either end behind each scoring line.
  • If you score, leave the ball on the line for the opposition team and run around the cone before coming back into play.
  • This gives the opportunity for the opposition to counter attack with an overload, if they react quickly enough.
  • This is a tiring game, so run for short bursts with little breaks.

Hockey Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game - Self Pass

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Small Sided Game - Self Pass

SET UP

  • Two teams in normal game set up.
  • Objective for each team is to score goals.
  • Allow teams to choose their own formation. They can review this at each break.
  • Every time there is a foul, or if the ball goes out of play, the coach places a new ball onto the pitch for a self pass to restart the game. Call which team has the ball!
  • Encourage players to take the self pass themselves quickly, focusing on moving with the ball forward and fast.
  • Encourage the team to react to the self pass, repositioning themselves, making lead runs, being available for a pass, etc.

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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 2
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Carry

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button