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Stealing the ball

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Stealing the ball

There are many ways that a defender can tackle or dispossess an opponent who has got control of the ball. This section highlights two exciting methods of doing so effectively and cleanly.

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All Round Vision

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

All Round Vision

The difference between two players of equal skill is usually their all round vision in conjunction with their decision making ability on or off the ball. This book will show how vision can be taught as a skill, so that each player’s decision making can be enhanced. In days gone by, players would develop their peripheral vision. This book will show them how to run with the ball in the correct position on the stick, allowing enough time to look up and survey the space in front and around, all the while trusting that the ball will remain on the stick. Sounds difficult, doesn’t it? In this book...

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Hitting the Ball

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Hitting the Ball

Hockey is a fast game, so usually the ball is passed off quickly using the many types of hitting methods shown in this chapter. Although there are many newer ways of hitting, the standard upright normal hit still plays an enormous part, especially on the run.

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Flicking the Ball

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Flicking the Ball

When a player flicks the ball, the term flick describes the stick action that the player uses to propel the ball into the air at speed. A flick may be carried out for penalty purposes (stationary) or on the run off the left foot or off the right foot. It may also be used whilst shooting on goals (a drag flick), or as either an attacking or pressure relieving overhead (also termed a high ball).

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