Field hockey playbook goalie defender cooperation


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Field hockey playbook goalie defender cooperation

  1. 1. Field HockeyGoalie defender cooperationDerek E. Pappas
  2. 2. Philosophy Field hockey is a simple game. Put the ball “in the net” Stop your opponent from putting the ball “in the net” People make the game complicated. Keep it simple.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  3. 3. Defensive Foot work No cross over Slide step neutral position (tennis volley) Drag step (fencing)Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  4. 4. Center of gravity Your center of gravity is the body position which allows you to move in any direction. If you are not in balance then you can only move in one direction. The players on the other team know this and can use this to their advantage.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  5. 5. Center of gravity Center of gravity is important for offensive and defensive players. Offensive players who are not in balance are more easily tackled. Goalie which are not in balance can be beaten with a change of directionDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  6. 6. Goalie Posture Weight on balls of feet (don’t get caught (flat footed”) Bend ankles/knees/waist Flat backDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  7. 7. Channeling Forcing the offensive player to go where you want them to go To the corners Into another defender Away from their attackers Into the goalies pads Force the shooter into a wide angle shotDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  8. 8. Slowing down the player forothers If you can cut a players angle to the goal off and force them to run side ways the defenders behind you can recover. Every step that the offensive player takes side ways across the field is one step that a defender can recover toward the goal. Delay the offensive player so your defenders can get back into positionDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  9. 9. Eliminatinggoal keepersDo not run throughthem. They will take youout.Run across their bodies.Watch out for the diveand their one armedtackle with the stick.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  10. 10. Shoot whenthe goalie isout of positionBlue has “dragged” thegoalie out of position andhas an open shot at goal.The defender went for theball instead of runningwith the forward. Thedefender is eliminated.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  11. 11. What should the defender have done?The defender made a weakone arm reverse stick tackleand missed the ball. Thedefender should havechanneled the forward intothe goalie who can then“take them out”. Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  12. 12. The forward isfree to shootThe defender should benext to the forward tojab tackle the ball away.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  13. 13. Goal KeeperTrainingAgility training inAustraliaDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  14. 14. Goal keeper attributes Super reactions Ability to change directions quickly Quick off of the mark Mental courageDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  15. 15. Change ofdirection drillRunning sideways touchhurdles and changedirectionDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  16. 16. GoaliefootworkAustralian goaliesDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  17. 17. Goal keepers keep thegame close If the entire team is playing badly the goal keeper can keep the game close until the momentum shiftsDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  18. 18. Goal keeper attributes Goal keepers have to save one shot after another Must direct the defense in the 25 with the captain Must tell defenders to mark offensive playersDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  19. 19. Be BIG/WIDEGoalie uses wingspanand stick to appearwider.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  20. 20. Get up whenyou are downDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
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