Lead; Running off the ball

LEAD: Running off the ball By Shiv Jagday, FIH Coach INTRODUCTION: A hockey match consists of 70 minutes playing time. There are 22 players on the field with one ball. The average player spends less than five minutes in possession with the ball, depending upon her position. So it is of paramount importance to know what one has to do for 65 minutes, when one does not have the ball, to receive the ball at an optimum position and be highly effective, especially as a forward: This is called...
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Developing a young hockey players

1.0 Developing a young hockey player Introduction Study after study has indicated that one of the most influential coaches, in the development of a young hockey player and her career is her first coach. The first coach is the one who will lay a solid foundation for the player. As the player grows, it is up to – coach, player and parent - to decide what they would like to climb and achieve; a mountain or a mini hill. It is this first coach that has the power to sow the seeds of greatness...
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Goal Setting

GOAL SETTING INTRODUCTION "To set goals, you have to first figure out what you want. You can't let someone else give you a goal, you have to make the decision yourself" - Angela Ruggiero, represented USA in ice hockey 4 times in the Winter Olympics (1998 - 2010), winning a gold, a silver and a bronze January and August – after the summer break - is the time of the year when we make resolutions, set goals and strive to achieve them over the course of the year. What goals should a stud...
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