4 v 4 Diamond

The GameObjectivesFocus onTransition/ResetProgression

Game makeup

  1. 4 v 4 (or can add GKs for 5 v 5) – ph 2
  2. 20m x 15m

Rules

  1. Std hockey rules
  2. Normal goal scoring

Development

  1. Subs – they replace the player who loses the ball
  2. Extra team – they replace the losing team when goal scored

Explicit Objectives

  1. Positional play – developing positional responsibilities
  2. Support in attack and defence
  3. Generating understanding of transition between defense and attack

Focus points – “The magic carpet”

    1. Look for “playing” a position
    2. Look for zones supporting each other (Attack+midfield or Mid + defense)
    3. FAST attacks
    4. Look for WHOLE team moving up/down the pitch
    5. Look for fast transitions
    6. Good movement up the wings from midfield
    7. Discipline midfielders to not overcommit either way

Transition/Reset

  1. Normal game
  2. See progression for adaptations

Progression

  1. Turn & Burn to encourage faster transitions
  2. Lose a player who loses the ball (unless he gets it back in 5 secs)
  3. Team replaced when goal is scored
  4. Narrow/widen pitch
  5. Increase player nos
  6. Change formation

 

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