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    featuring Beth Bozman,
    former Duke University Head Coach,
    member of the NFHCA Hall of Fame (2008);
    led Duke to four consecutive Final Fours from 2003-06, finishing as the national runner-up in three of those occasions (2003-05);
    has guided two programs (Duke and Princeton) to three straight Final Fours!

    In the 2004 season, Coach Beth Bozman's dominating defense held opponents to just 33 goals for the entire season. In this video, Coach Bozman teaches and demonstrates her overpowering and unique defensive system. Bozman shares with you her six principles for building an effective defense that can be implemented into your daily practice routine. The six principles include: 1) Drop pass, 2) Covering the passing lane, 3) Eliminating options, 4) Support on the ball, 5) Communication, and 6) Cutting the field in half. Each principle is demonstrated thoroughly on the marker board along with extensive on the field demonstration. These principles can be used with any team, at any level. Bozman also suggests how they can be modified to help inspire your team to be a successful defensive machine. In addition, she demonstrates and diagrams drills that complement and fine-tune these principles to help build a dominating defense.

    43 minutes. 2004.

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    with Tjerk Van Herwaarden,
    Harvard University Head Coach;
    former University of Maryland Technical Director/Coach;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;
    Helped lead Maryland to four national championships in five years (2005-10); USA Men's National team assistant coach (2009 Pan American Games silver medalists), Coached current World and Olympic Champions during his tenure in the Netherlands; owner and co-founder of World Camp USA.

    Join the only current field hockey coach in the country to have won national championships in NCAA Division I, USA Field Hockey (USAFH) Women's High Performance and the USAFH Men's National Championship as he leads you through advanced field hockey tactics to accelerate the speed of play. In his demonstration of principles for acceleration, Van Herwaarden teaches the keys to acceleration, space creation, taking advantage of open space, eight ways to accelerate the game, overloading, backfield positioning and open space game acceleration. He uses Powerpoint and game footage to clearly teach these tactics. Disorganize your opponent's defensive structure and creates numbers up situations for your offense to the goal.

    43 minutes. 2009.

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  • 09/24/18--22:00: Goalkeeping from A to Zink
  • with Annie Zinkavich,
    Richmond Panthers United Field Hockey Club Co-Director;
    former University of Virginia Assistant Coach;
    former Penn State University Assistant Field Hockey Coach

    Former Penn State field hockey great Annie Zinkavich presents the ultimate instructional DVD for players of all skill levels as well as the men and women who coach them.

    Zinkavich packs her intensive, hour-long presentation with a straightforward explanation of more than 20 specific, performance-improving drills for both experienced and inexperienced goalkeepers.

    The fundamentals of each drill are taught using easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations in slow motion and real time. In addition, as she moves through each drill, Zinkavich anticipates your questions and answers them with tips taken from her vast experience as an accomplished athlete and successful coach.

    Zinkavich breaks down the goalkeeper position, covering the basics of footwork and kicking angles followed by advanced techniques for experienced players.

    She opens with a series of footwork drills to create explosiveness and quick lateral movements. Daily drills to improve kicking are next followed by techniques to enhance lunges, ariels, half-highs and more.

    The proven tactics presented in this DVD will teach players how to cover ground quickly with short, explosive steps; how to manage longer distances effectively; and how to change body positions for proper tackling angles.

    This DVD covers nearly every aspect of developing quicker, more explosive goalkeepers. It's an essential tool for aspiring goalkeepers and coaches who are serious about defense.

    59 minutes. 2011.

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    A 2 Video Set Featuring 7X National Field Hockey Coach of the Year Missy Meharg of the University of Maryland;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions

    Disc 1: Team Attack
    Utilizing chalkboard diagrams, a simulated field, and demonstrators on the practice field, Meharg shares her thoughts on how Maryland practices building an effective attack out of the back. Using the 5-3-2 formation, Meharg details, position-by-position, an overview of where everyone needs to be to optimize the offensive attack as the ball moves from the defensive third of the field to the middle third of the field and into the offensive third of the field. This excellent presentation will show you how to organize and maximize a successful team attack!

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    Disc 2: Team Defense
    In this excellent presentation on building and practicing a successful team defense set-up, Meharg uses visual aids on the chalkboard, on a simulated field, and on the practice field with demonstrators to show how she sets up her defense in each third of the field. Using the 5-3-2 formation as a guide, Meharg explains the position and responsibilities of each area and the decisions a coach needs to consider. This is an excellent presentation that will show you how to organize effective team defense!

    55 minutes.

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    with Tjerk Van Herwaarden,
    Harvard University Head Coach;
    former University of Maryland Technical Director/Coach;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;

    Helped lead Maryland to four national championships in five years (2005-10); USA Men's National team assistant coach (2009 Pan American Games silver medalists), Coached current World and Olympic Champions during his tenure in the Netherlands; owner and co-founder of World Camp USA.

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    with Pam Bustin, Duke University Head Coach;
    member of the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame;
    2015 NCAA Semifinalists, 2013 NCAA National Runners-Up;
    2011 ACC Coach of the Year; 2011 National Coach of the Year;
    Assistant Coach for the United States National Under 19 and Under 21 teams; Assistant Coach for the U.S. National Team at the 2008 Olympics; former University of Louisville Head Coach; 5x Big East/MAC Champions; 3x Big East/MAC Coach of the Year

    In this presentation from Duke University's Pam Bustin, you'll learn how to better prepare your players and challenge their basic skills through the following drills, techniques and strategies:

    • Flow Drill - passing the ball from various points on the field
    • Influencing play through the "1v1 Defensive Technique"
    • "Shots, Rebounds and Deflections" ball control through passing and receiving techniques
    • Offensive progressions / Defensive progressions
    • 1v1 and 2v2 strategies

    Practice begins with a six-position Flow Drill that works on various shooting and passing techniques from around the field. The drill is designed to make the passer increasingly aware of the receiver's location as well as their direction of movement. The exercise challenges the fundamentals of redirecting passes, staying down on the play, stick work and footwork. Coach Bustin concludes by critiquing the action of the players, reinforcing the strategy she's trying to encourage and soliciting player feedback. .

    The "1v1 Defensive Technique" section concentrates on the defender's skill at delaying and influencing the play through careful defensive techniques. Coach Bustin shows how to challenge offensive players with simple tips like closing quickly and breaking down when you trap, keeping your feet under your hips, running to close and using a drop [step] to get under the ball carrier.

    Using two players attacking the goal, the "Shots, Rebounds and Deflections Drill" shows how to position offensive players to receive passes, intercept rebounds and score with deflections from passes that originate from higher on the field. Focusing on play within the circle, this drill encourages increased movement in an effort to make something happen in front of the goal. Though it focuses on offensive movement, the defense also benefits from the challenge of defending against an offensive with an advantageous field position.

    Coach Bustin shares a variety of drills designed to build upon foundational skills and prepare players for game situations. Game-speed shooting drills give both offensive and defensive players with the opportunity to focus on their fundamental skills and challenge each other to a higher level of performance.

    88 minutes. 2013.

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    with Shiv Jagday, FIH accredited coach;
    former Canadian and USA national team coach, coaching national teams in the Olympic Games, World Cups and the Pan Am Games

    Improve your team's competitiveness using first touch techniques from former Canadian and USA national team coach Shiv Jagday. You'll learn how to control the ball and force defenders to react to your actions instead of influencing them.

    An effective "first touch" of the ball often times ensures successful passing and receiving, ball movement, advancement of the ball and success when facing the defense.

    Coach Jagday spends minimal time on individual drills, preferring to work on improving first touch skills within game-like situations. He expertly divides the field and player positions into interlocking, triangular groups of three. From this format, players practice passing and receiving, and build plays for moving the ball down field. As players progress, Jagday increases the space between players thereby challenging their ability and better simulating game situations.

    After covering the basics, Coach Jagday discusses how to receive a pass under pressure and draw or entice a defender, then make a pass to the overlapping teammate within the appropriate triangle of players. He demonstrates how focusing on individual technique and delaying a pass, allows the receiver to adjust the leading angles and prepares them to make the next positive move.

    The best field hockey players in the world use their first touch to create time and space and to place the defender at a disadvantage. Coach Jagday's first touch techniques and his strategy for dividing the playing field will improve your team's first touch skills and ultimately their level of competitiveness.

    I feel that the content of these video provides very valuable information for the coaches of young and developing hockey players in some very core skill areas. They provide not only excellent technical information but also valuable guidelines for coaches on how to develop various skills in their players.

    I recommend these videos to any coach or player who wants to learn more about skill development in hockey and improving themselves."
    Barry Dancer, FIH Master Coach, Coach of the Australian Men's National Team, which won its first - and only - Olympic Gold Medal at the 2004 Athens Games, under his guidance.

    49 minutes. 2015.

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    with Tara Danielson, Stanford University Head Coach;
    3x NorPac Coach of the Year, member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team (1998-2005)

    and Steve Danielson, Stanford University Assistant Coach;
    member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team (1989-2010), member of Team USA at the 1996 Olympic Games

    Stanford Coaches Tara and Steve Danielson show you how to develop a team that uses sharp moves and quick passes to play fast-paced, attacking hockey. Improve ball-handling confidence as well as hand and footwork with drills like:

    • passing patterns to goal, including skip passing
    • attack and defensive build-up
    • small game scenarios
    • counter attack options (3v3 possessions)
    • large game scenarios

    This natural progression from individual to team skills helps to refine what players already know.

    The video opens with a series of comprehensive, dynamic team stretching and warm-up exercises. These exercises are presented with enough detail that a coach can easily add them to their program.

    Stanford works from the philosophy of "Fail Forward and Succeed." To illustrate how this philosophy is out into practice, this video includes a high-tempo, quick-paced training session . Limiting the amount of time spent on each exercise increases repetitions and encourages players to perform at their highest level. Consistently practicing at true game speed provides the correct conditions so that each player will eventually find success while practicing these "high-tempo" drills. The "high-tempo" skills carry forward throughout the practice session, forming the foundation for a fast-paced, game-speed practice.

    Practice begins with passing patterns to goal, emphasizing basic skill execution for passing and shooting, including proper stance, body position, and correctly receiving and delivering the ball in a "high-tempo" format. Drills progress from stationary passing to passing to a ball receiver who is on the move, working on leading away from the passer when receiving the pass. In each case, the passer needs to perform a pre-scan before passing. Continuing the progression, the shooter now receives the ball with their stick perpendicular to the goal and their feet facing toward the goal. This is a very difficult technique but it's broken down into its simplest components, making it easy to understand and practice.

    Throughout the practice session, players are given strategies for ball handling in an effort to find open space and succeed in moving the ball downfield. Reinforcing basic concepts, the Stanford coaches deliver valuable tips that can be applied to any level of play.

    Coaches and athletes alike will learn to train in tight spaces and then transition to more open spaces. This teaches players to quickly add width and depth to the game and reap benefits from fast breaks. Players learn how to use open space, a change in speed and running off the ball to their advantage.

    Coaches Steve and Tara Danielson share several drills that can be easily implement into any practice session. This is a must-have DVD for any coach who wants to see immediate improvement and results.

    171 minutes (2 DVDs). 2014.

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    with Missy Meharg,
    University of Maryland Head Coach;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;
    7X National Coach of the Year;
    7x NCAA Championship Coach (1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011);
    member of the NFHCA Hall of Fame (2009);
    2009 NCAA Runner-Up;
    7X ACC Champions, Over 360 career victories

    Utilizing chalkboard diagrams, a simulated field, and demonstrators on the practice field, Missy Meharg shares her thoughts on how her Maryland field hockey team practices building an effective attack out of the back. Using the 5-3-2 formation, Coach Meharg details, position-by-position, an overview of where everyone needs to be to optimize the offensive attack as the ball moves from the defensive third of the field to the middle third of the field and into the offensive third of the field. This excellent presentation will show you how to organize and maximize a successful team attack.

    56 minutes. 2001.

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    with Tracey Griesbaum,
    former University of Iowa Head Coach,
    2008 National Semi-Finalist;
    Back-to-Back-to-Back Big Ten Tournament Champions (2006-08);
    finished the 2008 season ranked 8th nationally in goals per game (3.30),
    over 100 career wins, former head coach of USA national Under-23 and Under-21 teams

    Tracey Griesbaum coaches you through over 15 drills to build your run stifling defense from the ground up. Griesbaum explains defensive responsibilities for each position and demonstrates drills that can be used for every player on your team. From defenders to forwards, each of your players will learn how to apply pressure to create turnovers and reduce goals scored on your team. Starting with on-ball pressure, Griesbaum demonstrates fundamental drills that build the foundation for a solid defender. Moving into defensive simulations, Griesbaum teaches you drills that simulate game occurrences so your players are prepared when it comes game time. Griesbaum also takes you through intercepting drills to help teach your players how to break up passing lanes to force turnovers. Finally, Griesbaum shows a series of drills for your forwards to help them apply pressure on your opponent's back line. With this instructional field hockey DVD, you will be able to build your team's defense, just like Griesbaum's 2008 top-10 defensive team.

    44 minutes. 2009.

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    with Tjerk Van Herwaarden,
    Harvard University Head Coach;
    former University of Maryland Technical Director/Coach;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;
    Helped lead Maryland to four national championships in five years (2005-10); USA Men's National team assistant coach (2009 Pan American Games silver medalists), Coached current World and Olympic Champions during his tenure in the Netherlands; owner and co-founder of World Camp USA.

    In a lecture setting, Tjerk Van Herwaarden diagrams and explains 30 drills for field hockey in the areas of basic skills, defense, team basics and goal scoring. Van Herwaarden discusses a variety of concepts to emphasize in your training: developmental phases for building skills, how to improve your players' technical skills and how to determine your coaching emphasis.

    Beginning with the basic skills, Van Herwaarden guides you through drill diagrams in the areas of dribbling and passing. Van Herwaarden follows that with defensive drills that work on channeling, jabbing, tackling, double teams and team defense.

    Building on these elements, Van Herwaarden discusses drills for team basics featuring 2 vs. 1 and 3 vs. 2 drills.

    Van Herwaarden wraps up this instructional field hockey DVD with goal scoring drills that work on the reverse hit, footwork and scoring, endline scoring, bridge scoring, 1 v 1 scoring and rebound scoring.

    48 minutes. 2009.

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    with Matt Soto,
    Penn Manor (PA) High School Head Coach;
    2x State Champions; 5x State Finalist; over 600 career victories

    Matt Soto shows a series of drills that will develop technical and tactical skills to give athletes, from youth to high school, a sound foundation in the game of field hockey.

    Coach Soto's focus is on the development of core skills. These drills are simple, well thought out, and come with valuable commentary on the purpose of the drill and key points to focus on. These drills will help develop each player's:

    • Strength
    • Endurance
    • Passing
    • Dribbling
    • Receiving
    • Tackling
    • Elimination skills
    • Goal scoring

    Many drills today have multiple passes and lots of player movement, which look good when executed to perfection but too often break down in practice. Soto's drills are simple to run, so you get the most from your practice time.

    This DVD includes bonus topics:

    • Double team defense
    • Turning defense into offense
    • Keeping your opponent out of the circle!

    These simple and effective drills progressions are very effective if you have a team with a wide range of abilities and skill levels.

    These drills provide a fantastic framework for player development.

    58 minutes. 2012.

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    with Ainslee Lamb, Boston College Head Coach;
    has served as the head coach for the U.S. National Team at the U17, U19 and U21 levels.

    In this dynamic presentation, Boston College Head Coach Ainslee Lamb shares 11 drills for developing a shooting zone philosophy that considers not only the shooter but where the ball is coming from as well. Learn how to create shooting opportunities and develop a more sophisticated offense that's harder for goalies to make plays against by getting your shooter and passer working together.

    Using whiteboard explanations and on-field demonstration, Coach Lamb explains the importance of creating a shooting zone. She also defines the expectations for each athlete when they are in the shooting zone and approaching it. In addition, she shares drills that cover a variety of game-like shooting situations. In this DVD, you'll learn:

    • the importance of creating a shooting zone and the expectations of players when they're in it
    • shooting opportunities developed from deflections
    • how to train players to score off rebounds
    • how to use reverse stick, sweeps and traps to control the ball and create shooting opportunities
    • to utilize back space from defensive positions to score

    Coach Lamb also covers the offensive strategies and expectations that guide the action of players when they attack from the top of circle as well as how they can execute early and develop the timing they need to be a serious offensive threat.

    Listen in as players are given detailed tips to improve their shooting. Coach Lamb encourages awareness of each shooter's specific style so they can fine-tune their own development. She focuses on fundamentals like winding up to shoot the ball, adjusting footwork, creating momentum and torque and keeping the stick close to ball while preparing to shoot.

    Coach Lamb provides enough detail and layers in each drill to provide value across all ages and skill levels. You'll discover something new every time you return to her DVD. By practicing the details specific to each shot and then building a progressive drill that allows the athlete to see where each shot is most effective, you get a comprehensive instructional DVD that will help players at all levels improve their shooting ability.

    68 minutes. 2013.

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    with Enza Steele, Lynchburg College Head Coach;
    17x Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) champions; 10x ODAC Coach of the Year; over 500 college career wins;
    has led Lynchburg to 18 NCAA Tournament appearances including several trips to the Elite Eight, Final Four, and National Championship game.

    Strong defense is vital to success. Enza Steele presents a comprehensive practice presentation filled with drills and exercises that will help you strengthen all of the components of your defense. The presentation is divided into three sections:

    • Goalkeeping - Agility, reaction time and decision-making skills
    • Continuous Shooting - Quick, repetitive shooting drills to develop GK game-pace timing
    • Defense - Features 1v1, 2v1, bringing the ball out of the backfield and finishing with channeling

    More than showing a series of unrelated drills, Coach Steele shares an effective blueprint for developing your own drills. Her drills follow a four-stage progression: execution of proper technique, combining multiple skills, adding more players, and using critical thinking skills to make decisions. Using this multi-stage, build-up progression, Coach Steele demonstrates a series of drills that will help you improve all areas of your team's defense.

    Using nine drills that focus on building agility and footwork while combining a variety of shooting scenarios, Coach Steele covers the essential skills of successful goalkeeping. Drills focus on proper positioning, efficient movement across the goal (arcing, angles and drop steps), kick saves, clearing and hand positioning. Goalkeepers of all skill levels will be able to improve their technique with Coach Steele's detailed instruction.

    Continuous Shooting
    To develop quick, spontaneous shooting in practice that simulates a high tempo offensive opponent, Coach Steele shares six effective drills designed to allow the attack to maintain continuous shooting against the goalkeepers and defense. By creating a strong attack tempo in practice, the defense will be challenged to meet and train against a game-speed offense.

    Defenders begin working on their individual defensive body positioning against an attacker. This progresses to defending the circle as the attack enters from different positions on the field. The defense is shown how and where to channel the attack so that they are forced to take shots away from the center, low angle. Use this drill to develop hand-eye coordination, work on transition skills, footwork, elimination skills and more.

    These drills and exercises will provide less experienced players with a solid foundation from which to build upon. More experienced players will also benefit by using the details that Coach Steele explains throughout the entire presentation.

    57 minutes. 2014.

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    with Tjerk Van Herwaarden,
    Harvard University Head Coach;
    former University of Maryland Technical Director/Coach;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;
    Helped lead Maryland to four national championships in five years (2005-10); USA Men's National team assistant coach (2009 Pan American Games silver medalists), Coached current World and Olympic Champions during his tenure in the Netherlands; owner and co-founder of World Camp USA.

    Using on-field demonstrations, Tjerk Van Herwaarden shows you 16 drills to teach handling skills, receiving skills, passing skills and special skills. He breaks each area down by showing the proper stance, stick position and body position that will allow your athletes to improve their performance. Van Herwaarden's passing skills include the push pass, sweep pass, reverse sweep pass and the hit. He also covers other special skills like the reverse hit, quick hits, one-on-one defense and two-on-one defense and more. With Van Herwaarden's instruction and demonstrations your players will improve their skills and help them become the best field hockey players they can be.

    50 minutes. 2009.

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    with Rob Rose, CSCS;
    President of Sport Specific Consulting and True Athlete Performance

    Never before has such an extensive field hockey conditioning program been made publicly available as in this instructional DVD by Rob Rose.

    This effective and efficient year-round program contains complete workouts for three parts of the year: pre-season, in-season and off-season. Each program features dynamic flexibility warm-ups and drills to increase your athletes' linear speed, agility, power, quickness, core and balance. The preseason and off-season programs also include anaerobic conditioning.

    Rose opens up a treasure trove of over 100 drills, many of which can be done with a field hockey stick in hand to get your athletes accustomed to the feel of moving with the stick. Athletes demonstrate these drills and exercises, showing critical techniques that can help any player elevate his or her game.

    This DVD also includes a Powerpoint presentation with complete outlines of the programs, dynamics and drills-including bonus drills not covered in the video. The Powerpoint file can be accessed and printed for use as an easy reference guide.

    This effective, efficient program is your ticket to complete conditioning for your field hockey team!

    111 minutes. 2010.

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    with Sandy Miller, East Stroudsburg University Head Coach,
    2001 NCAA DII Runner Up, One of only four Division II coaches with over 300 career wins, 2x NCAA Champion as a player

    Sandy Miller delivers an overview of the key concepts, drills and skills that have made her program so successful. Coach Miller shares her positive and fun coaching strategy and motivation that can be adapted for any age level.

    You will learn how to conduct a competitive practice session, how to explain drills to your players, set goals for them, and provide feedback. Miller provides a rich combination of skills and drills, and the theory behind them.

    The drills are diagrammed in the classroom and then demonstrated on the field during a live Warriors' practice. Miller and her assistant coach offer verbal cues for the players to improve their technique, encourage their best efforts and point out keys to success for the viewer.

    Coach Miller provides practice planning guidance for coaches and drills in areas such as:

    • Ball control
    • Dynamic passing and receiving
    • Goal scoring
    • Feints, body positioning, footwork
    • Tracking
    • Communication
    • Tactics for field players
    • Team skills - Offensive
    • Team skills - Defensive

    All of these drills are presented during one of Miller's structured, competitive practice sessions that coaches can use as a model to plan their own successful practices. Order now and get proven skills, drills and tactics you can implement immediately into your program.

    199 minutes (2 DVDs). 2012.

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    with Enza Steele, Lynchburg College Head Coach;
    17x Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) champions; 10x ODAC Coach of the Year; over 500 career wins; has led Lynchburg to 18 NCAA Tournament appearances

    Nine-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Enza Steele presents guidelines for developing well-structured, complete field hockey practice. Coach Steele takes you through a full practice, hitting all of the key areas you need to develop a successful team.

    Coach Steele highlights the importance of planning your practices to get the most out of the limited time you have with your players. She does a masterful job of walking you through the areas of her practice. Beginning with a smart board explanation and then on-field demonstrations, Steele presents a practice plan adaptable to any level of play.

    In this DVD, you will learn how to prepare and execute an efficient, purposeful practice covering the following skill sets:

    • Pre-practice warm up and team building exercises
    • Ball control using passing and receiving techniques
    • Goalie workouts using multiple offensive attacks
    • Defensive clearings
    Coach Steele presents a variety of offensive drills designed to prepare players for game situations and build skills. Throughout the drills players are consistently encouraged to focus on good ball control. Whether passing or receiving the ball, proper ball handling skills are a direct function of disciplined footwork and player positioning in reference to the ball.

    Once players can effectively control the ball, they are challenged to perfect longer, timed passes which in turn provides increased scoring opportunities from a wider variety of positions on the field. Each drill initiates with passing the ball and typically concludes with a shot on goal.

    Multiple fast-paced passing and shooting drills will provide your players with increased ball touches. Shooting on goal at the conclusion of the drills adds an important element that players work hard achieve. Players move through the drills focusing their efforts to end their drill in a goal. This additionally ensures the goalie will experience many different kinds of shots from different shooters.

    Conditioning and agility training are accomplished by using competitive activities that are fun for players and encourage team building. As players compete against each other, their fundamental field hockey skills can be evaluated and coached as they play. Players natural competitive nature ensures that they will enthusiastically participate in these well thought out exercises.

    These competitive activities and games will give you ideas on how to get your team in great game condition, as well as add some variety to your practices to make it more enjoyable for your players.

    The success enjoyed by Lynchburg College over the past 30 seasons can be attributed directly to the skills being taught to the players by Coach Steele and her dedication to the game.

    70 minutes. 2013.

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    with Shiv Jagday, FIH accredited coach;
    former Canadian and USA national team coach, coaching national teams in the Olympic Games, World Cups and the Pan Am Games

    Former Canadian and USA National Team coach Shiv Jagday shows how to develop tackling skills and how to efficiently critique and identify areas of improvement. From his perspective, tackling is position- and field-location specific; one technique does not suit every situation.

    In this video you will learn multiple tackling techniques and the best field position for each tackle.

    Training for proper tackling starts with being aware of what side of the field you're on and where you want to force the ball. Therefore, an important part of training includes dividing and identifying the different parts of the field. Coach Jagday demonstrates how dividing the field makes it easier for players to understand the best tackle to use.

    Jagday shares drills that efficiently teach players and coaches alike the correlation between stance and the various types of tackles. Shadow dancing and footwork drills - with and without the ball - help players develop these important fundamental skills. The defensive stance must allow the player to recover quickly from their tackling efforts.

    Once players understand the connection between the tackle they use and the specific part of the field they're on, practice progresses to 1-on-1, 2-on-1 and 3-on-1 drills that better reflect game-like conditions. Coach Jagday explains how tackling is more than simply taking the ball away from the offense. Tackling strategies include tactics, planned footwork, close shadowing of the ball handler, timing, shifting your hands and grip as well as channeling the ball away from the areas of greatest threat.

    Knowing precisely when to tackle or when to commit is probably more important than knowing how to tackle.

    This presentation will strengthen the tackling skills of more experienced players and lay a strong foundation for new players. Coach Jagday gives coaches the insight to efficiently correct and improve their players.

    "Shiv Jagday is widely regarded as one of the best hockey skills coaches in the world, with over 40 years of experience at all levels from beginning juniors to Olympians.

    In his inimitable style of friendly interaction with his pupils, Shiv outlines the basic purpose of the exercise, identifies the fundamental elements involved, explains clearly the techniques required, and demonstrates each component thoroughly before guiding his pupils step-by-step through the drills devised to learn and practise the skills.

    At each stage, Shiv points out how and why there is a breakdown in its execution, gently encouraging the players to try again and then providing positive reinforcement to the players with accolades for success in mastering the skill.

    Shiv also cleverly integrates into the instructional video examples of competent and experienced players executing the defensive tackle in a dynamic situation.

    Whilst the video is intended primarily to introduce the skill at the beginning and intermediate levels, many a top player could pick up tips to enhance their own game.
    John McBryde, FIH Coach and former captain of the Australian Olympic Bronze medal winning team.

    46 minutes. 2015.

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    with Leslie LaFronz,
    Kean University Head Coach;
    2016 and 2017 NJAC Coach of the Year;
    19 regular season wings, top seed in the NJAC Tournament and first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2017

    In this video, Kean University head coach Leslie LaFronz explains the main goals of a baseline attack and why this strategy can be so successful. LaFronz shows how the baseline attack strategy works by using crisp "in and out" passing to lure defenders out of position.

    You'll teach your attackers to focus on quality passing and well-timed cuts to get the ball to the baseline in order to flatten the defense and create shooting opportunities at the top of the circle. Statistics show this is the area where most goals originate. LaFronz explains that shooting gate strikers aiming for the opposite post have the greatest amount of open area in goal, and teammates have more time to get in position for deflections and rebounds.

    Baseline Attack Drill Progressions

    Defensive players are taught to defend traditional offenses that attack down the center. Coach LaFronz gives a detailed chalk talk about baseline attacking which exploit this inherent defensive weakness and lead to more passing lanes and scoring opportunities.

    You'll see four attack drill progressions:

    Baseline Attack 4 v 0

    • Establishes workable cutting and passing patterns
    • Improves timing of passes and cuts
    • Enhances success on the baseline by using correct positioning to receive the ball

    Baseline Attack 4v2

    • Improves "in and out" passing with more pressure on the ball
    • Succeeds in finding the open passing lanes to the shooting gate area
    • Refines passing patterns and the timing of passes and cuts

    Baseline Attack 4v3

    • Improves communication (verbal and nonverbal) when facing greater defensive pressure
    • Increases the effectiveness of baseline cuts by focusing on receiving the ball within the circle
    • Enhances confidence and composure as players learn to be patient and "not force a play"

    Baseline Attack 8v5

    • Creates more scoring opportunities by transferring the ball to the opposite side when no shot is available
    • Enhances awareness of player positioning and how it positively or negatively impacts scoring
    • Improves decision making under pressure to take advantage of unexpected open lanes to goal

    Coach LaFronz explains the baseline attack, shares useful statistics that support the baseline attack strategy and then teaches you what to do based on how the defense reacts - a great resource for coaches at all levels!

    49 minutes. 2018.

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