On this page, we will be adding different Coaching Drills or Game Skills Practices that you can try with your team at your training. The key with any Coaching Drill or Game Skills Practice is it must be relevant to the game and must challenge your players above and beyond what they would expect in a game.
Drill 1: The Passing Pin-wheel
Drill 1: The Pin-wheel
This drill is designed to help with:
My recommendation is to start with a close small circle for passing and gradually as they get good to expand the circle. You could also look to introduce a second Field Hockey Ball as they get more confident.
Drill 2: Switching Flow Through
Flow-through drills or Game Skills Practices in training are very good, for working on multiple elements in the game, here is one such flow through I have used in training to great effect-
Drill 2: Switching Flow through
The objective of this flow-through is to get your players thinking about switching the play and defending the switching of play. In addition to that, it will also help them focus on-
This a Flow-through that can be run down both the left and right side of the field and it is recommended that once they pick up what's required that you do that.
Once again these are the first two drills or game skills practice, further drills or game skills practice will be added over the coming weeks and months.