People, Participation, Progression, Performance in Hockey

Zonal press

Objective – teach zonal marking and “stepping” – deny, dicatate

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  1. The attackers have to get the ball through to the other side
  2. If they use their central player they get 5 points
  3. If they go direct they get 3 points
  4. Defenders have to prevent the transfer 
  5. Each time a defender intercepts it is 5 points to them

    Defenders

    1. Step
    2. Communicate
    3. Watch your shape
    4. Change shape depending on objective

    Attackers

    1. Vary speed
    2. Dummy

    Starts from other side

    Progressions

    • Count failed passes
    • Restrict no of balls to encourage retention

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