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Field hockey playbook tackling

  1. 1. Field Hockey PlaybookDerek E. Pappas
  2. 2. DefendingGripsFootworkDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  3. 3. Defense 1 on 1 Defensive footwork Center of gravity Deliberate fouls Slowing down players/channeling Marking Tackling Pressing<int, 256><int, 256>Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  4. 4. 1 vs 1 defense Footwork Grips Center of gravity Posture VisionDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  5. 5. 1 vs 1 defense-cont. Faking the commit Types of tackles When/where to make different types of tackles Slowing down the player (delay) so that someone else can tackle them FoulingDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  6. 6. Defensive Foot work No cross over Slide step neutral position (tennis volley) Drag step (fencing)Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Center of gravity Center of gravity is important for offensive and defensive players. Offensive players who are not in balance are more easily tackled. Defensive players who are not in balance can be beaten with a change of directionDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  9. 9. Posture Weight on balls of feet (don’t get caught (flat footed”) Bend ankles/knees/waist Flat backDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  10. 10. Faking the commitDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  11. 11. Types of tackles Marking tackle Open field tackle Tackle from behind Tackle from side Sliding tackleDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  12. 12. When/where to makedifferent types of tacklesDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  13. 13. Channeling Forcing the offensive player to go where you want them to go To the corners Into another defender Away from their attackersDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Jab Tackle Do not show the player your reach. Hold the stick in the left hand with the thumb down the toe side of the stick Right hand should be half way down. Left hand goes down towards the ground first and then out-keep your center of gravity between your feet Jab when the player turns their stick over the top of the ball by sliding the stick out through the right hand Fake the jab with the body, stick and foot work. Think Bruce Lee fake.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  16. 16. Closingplayers downShoulder to shoulderMatch their foot workEye on ballWait to make tackleWatch for pull back intoyour feetDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  17. 17. Front stocktackling-rightLeft hand pushed outThumb down the backof stickBall 6” up stick..not atthe end of stickDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  18. 18. Correct frontstick tackleThumb down back ofstickEyes on ballLeft hand pushed outfrom sideFootwork-defendermatching offensive strideDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  19. 19. Front Stick flat tackleGrip: hand on top of stickHand pushed out from sideof body next to groundSlide stick out to meet theball 6 inches up the stickKeep your eye on the ballForce the defender to oneside Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  20. 20. Front sticktacklingClose player downForce them onto your frontsticksLeft hand in strong gripand away from body;pushed out to left of bodyand feetMaintain center of gravityDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  21. 21. Correctreverse stickrunning tackleShoulder to shoulderstick at 45 degreesDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  22. 22. Shoulder toshouldertacklingDon’t push them in theirback with your hand.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  23. 23. Tackling frombehind-rightsideIf a player on your rightis protecting the ball withtheir front sticks then gounder their stick to getthe ball.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  24. 24. Slide stickunderDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  25. 25. Chasing theballKeep your eye on theballRun hard...the otherperson is alsohands in frontDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  26. 26. Stopping forward passesThe blue player makes aforward pass and the redplayer can’t stop it becausethey went across the pathof the ball instead offollowing the path of theball with the reverse stick.The defender’s eyes mustfollow the path of the balland the stick will as well Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  27. 27. Tackle ingroupsDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  28. 28. TriangleDefenseOne man deepTwo to the sideThe men on the sidestep in to close the gapDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  29. 29. TriangleDefenseTwo men on the sideshave moved together toreduce the space for theoffensive player.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  30. 30. If you diveYou better make thetackleThere is no recoveryDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  31. 31. Dive tackling If you dive tackle you must get the ball else you are completely eliminated Here red dove along the path of the ball instead of perpendicular to the path and missed the ball.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  32. 32. TacklingmistakesBehind player with ballStick too verticalSwinging down to tackleHitting player’s stick (notthe ball)Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  33. 33. TacklingmistakesWrong gripStick in airStick angled upDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  34. 34. Don’t jumpDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  35. 35. The dangerzoneThe hit follow throughwill hurt you. Do notstand in the dangerzone. Either shoulder toshoulder or get out ofthe way.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  36. 36. The danger zoneClosing your eyes will notprotect you.Do not get caught in thefollow through of a hit.Shoulder to shoulder or frontsticks tackle.Poke the ball away on backswing not the follow through.Stop shot on with front sticknot reverse. Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  37. 37. Getting bodies into position The goalie/sweeper must organize the defense The defense needs to communicate to channel players into the corners/sidelines or the middle One player runs with the offensive ball carrier while another player makes the tackle Trapping the ball carrier with “gang” tackling Chasing the defensive passing with two players-one is not enoughDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  38. 38. Flow Moving the other team around on the field Forcing the other team left/right Forcing the other team into the middle (funnel)Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  39. 39. Marking Position Visibility Footwork Staying with the offensive playerDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  40. 40. Marking-position Ball side/goal side One yard from the playerDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  41. 41. Marking-footwork Do not get caught crossing over your step Slide step Tennis volley position feet in neutral positionDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  42. 42. Staying with the player Man to man Do not get screened Do not let the offense run a “pick and roll” Zone Switch players if necessary Watch for stick/hand signalsDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  43. 43. Using the flow against thedefenseDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  44. 44. Recognizing when theoffense is creating a flowDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  45. 45. Defending in trianglesagainst a running build up Close down the gaps Give them the flat pass/run not the through pass/runDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  46. 46. Closing downfrom behindThe blue player ispreparing to jab tackleor slide stick under thered player’s stick to getthe ball.Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  47. 47. Closing players downThe red player has shownthe blue player his “reach”.Reach is the distance fromyour feet to the end of thestick. Don’t show theoffensive players your“reach” when you closethem down. Two hands onthe stick when closing down Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  48. 48. Closing DownThe defender’s stridepattern has to match theoffensive player’s stridepattern. Here red is introuble-red is taking biggersteps than blue.The defender should not“throw” the stick when thereis no chance of making atackle as in this picture. Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  49. 49. Closing downplayersFootwork short stepsControl change ofdirectionMaintain your center ofgravityJab and feint to moveoffensive playerDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  50. 50. Closing players downTwo hands on stick.Wait for opportunity to tackle.Cut the forwards angle togoal off.Slow them down.Make them look at ball sothey do not have passingoptions. Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  51. 51. Channeling attackers Channel (direct) the attacker into another defender who either makes the tackle or causes the ball runner to change direction, hence slowing them down and allowing defensive players from behind to catch upDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  52. 52. Defending inthe Dbacks bentknees bentankles bentsticks on groundactive positionDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  53. 53. Fouling Midfield Inside the defensive 25 Inside the circle/DDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  54. 54. ProfessionalfoulFirst you stop the ballThen you stop the stickThen you stop the playerDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  55. 55. Fouls-Mid field Slow down counter attacks Don’t let the other team build-no flow Professional fouls on counter attacks/break awaysDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  56. 56. Fouls-Inside the defensive25 Harsh fouls result in a short corner Watch for quick restarts (self start rule)Derek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009
  57. 57. Fouls-inside the circle Footwork and clean stops are the key Don’t foul inside of the circle Short corner Penalty flickDerek E. Pappas Copyright © 2009