Welcome to the field hockey section of Yoursportplanner. As an enthusiastic coach and passionate field hockey trainer, you will find here the ultimate resource for training exercises, tactical insights and tools to create effective workouts. Whether you work with youth or adults, beginners or experienced players, Yoursportplanner provides you with all the information and tools you need to achieve your goals in the sport you love so much. Proper training, practice, dedication and fun are the key to success. Right now we offer 823 field hockey drills and there are 2 field hockey workouts created by field hockey coaches. Do not hesitate and proceed soon to put together your field hockey workouts and improve the performance of your field hockey team.

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  • Conditioning in combination with stick and Ball
    • A: sprint from 1 to 2
    • B: perform rope ladder as per 5 exercises below
    • C: take ball around the hat and finish on goal
    Note: if no rope ladders available then hats down

    Points of attention:
    • Pay attention to your predecessor.
    • Outside back.
    • Exercise must be done at pace.
    • two foot run -one foot in each box.
    • Ladder Taps -right foot in each square, left foot outside.
    • Two foot lateral run -sideways both feet in a box.
    • Skiers.
    • Squat Hops.
    drawing Conditional rope ladders
    • Attacker on the ball runs up and does a reverse.
    • Passes to attacker 2.
    • 2 vs. 2 starts.
    drawing Reverse and 1 versus 1
  • Exercise:
    • Player Blue stands between the four pawns and plays player Red firmly -hard push.
    • Player Blue keeps eye contact with player Red and chooses position left or right between the pawns.
    • Player Red plays the ball firmly back to Blue's chosen position -attack position.
    • Player Blue accepts open and then finishes on goal.
    • Players Blue and Red stand with straight backs and bent legs on the ball of the foot. In the 'starting blocks'.
    • Stick just slightly above the knees.
    • Player Blue takes open first at both attack positions on the forehand, then on the backhand, then alternately.
    • For 1st year D players, it is recommended that the trainer take the role of player Red in the beginning.
    • As confidence grows, and effectiveness, players can assume the role of Red.
    drawing Open assume and finish
    • Make 2 equal teams.
    • Each team gets an attacking goal.
    • Rights to score can be fetched in 1 of the 2 boxes.
    • On offense or ball loss, rights must be retrieved again.
    drawing Warm-up ball possession high tempo
    • Focused pass giving and receiving.
    • Center player focus on accepting, handling ball and passing on.
    Points of focus:
    • In the forehand
    • High stop
    • Speed ball -width of field serve.
    Extension exercise: middle player runs in and asks for the ball, accepts and turns around, passes the ball runs back quickly and offers again.
    drawing Passing in 3-pairs
    • One ball per pair.
    • Pairs are instructed to pass through as many gates as possible in 2 minutes.
    • A gate is completed when you pass the ball three times.
    drawing Passing gates
  • Goal:
    • Taking out over the side
    • Build up over the flank
    • Get to the back line and then pass to goal
    Points of attention:
    • Playing the ball into the forehand.
    • Moving behind the ball.
    1. Player plays the ball hard through push 1 ==> 2 runs directly after her/his pass
    2. Flattens the ball hard over long distance 2 ==> 3
    3. Drives the ball to the back line and passes to 4
    4. Takes to round at pace on goal
    drawing Take out - Construction - Attack
    • A runs around the pawns with the ball and pushes to B
    • B passes to C
    • C drives around the pawns into the circle and passes to B who has run into the circle
    • Defender D comes into action B and C try to score
    Option 1: Extra defender and A attacks with him.

    drawing Impact over left with dribble
    • A pushes to B
    • B passes to C
    • C drives around the pawns into the circle
    • C rounds on goal
    Option 1: B runs into the circle and gets the ball from C and rounds on goal.

    Option 2: additional player D stands at the second post and tips in.

    drawing Impact over left
    • A plays the ball to B
    • B plays the ball to C
    • C plays the ball to D
    • D dribbles into the circle and finishes on goal
    drawing Assumptions for 2 touch field hockey

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