Training Drills for Possesion Based Hockey

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  1. 1Matt_Macleod0

    1Matt_Macleod0 FHF Newbie

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    Hey Guys, I have recently started coaching my local senior team and was wondering if anyone had any ideas for drills to practice possession and short passing. I have wanted to shorten our game style and transition away from what we have played for years (basically a hit long and hope style) I myself am only 18, but I do see promise and potential, if we were to shorten our game. If you have any suggestions let me know? Thanks
     
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    Try game-based drills. Small-sided, short games in small areas, with conditions like two/three-touch, or points awarded for consecutive passes.

    Doesn't need to be any more complex than that, really - keep it compact and keep the intensity high.
     
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    Hi matt

    A good drill I use is the following:

    20yd x 20yd box. 6 attackers.3 defenders.
    a smaller box in the middle of the larger box (say 6yds x 6yds.)

    Aim of the attackers is to dribble into the box and out again. Or pass to someone in the box, and they can either pass out, or dribble out.

    The aim is not to simply get in, but score a point by succesfully getting in and out.

    always have more attackers than defenders. Dont limit it to 3 or 4 touch, the size of pitch, and size of target will mean that creativity and simplicity will ensure the correct amount of touches is needed.
     
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    Willowsacorns FHF Legend

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    Yes to Mani's suggestion above, also like the layer game (half pitch, shift play through a layer, player also moves) and any other space constrained practice (small sided games etc) should get the principles through.
     
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    Thanks alot guys, i'll be sure to implement this into training for the next few sessions!
     
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    Mark Field Hockey FHF Newbie

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    You can't go wrong with small sided games (SSG)!
    Down below an exercise I'm using a lot with the field hockey teams I train.
    • 2 teams (red and yellow)
    • 4 squares at each corner
    • 2 squares for the red and 2 for the yellow team
    • in every square there is a player locked in
    Keep possession with your team and try to unlock a player from the square. The player who unlocks the player from the square, will also replace him.

    The middle square is optional.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Interested to know what this promotes i.e. What are you trying to achieve in this and how does it relate to game scenarios. What is the development of this exercise?
     
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    Balakumaran FHF Newbie

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    Can anyone tell me were is the practice session is held,since im in al qusis 2
     
  9. TheThinkingCoach

    TheThinkingCoach FHF Newbie

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    This is a great small game ^^

    If you need a warm up for possession based games I always go with a 3v1 Rondo in a box. Lots of touches, encourages passing where the player doesn't have their stick because they are often low and engaging in winning the ball.

    To get everyone in a good mood/add a bit of flair if the players round the outside can nutmeg the defender successfully they get an extra life. High risk/High reward!
     
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    You can look at 4v4 "Kabaddi"

    - 2 zones next to each other (as big/small as you like)
    - 4 from Team A start vs 1 from Team B in their zone
    - Idea for Team A is to keep possession in their zone
    - Team B have to win possession and get the ball back to their own zone
    - After 5 passes, Team B can add a defender
    - Keep adding defenders per 5 passes, until it is a 4v4
    - You can give a forfeit to the team who cannot win possession after 5 passes with 4v4 (incentive for attacking team to keep the ball)
    - Once Team B has got the ball into their zone, it starts again but with 4 from Team B vs 1 from Team A
    - Play game rules (free-hits, sidelines, etc. - even when Team B has the ball in Team A's zone)

    Also a great exercise for team defending/double-team defence!
     
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