Field Hockey Tactics and Competitive Drills: 3v3 in reduced space

By Pablo Mendoza

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Field Hockey Tactics and Competitive Drills:

The 3v3 Half Court to goal drill run by former U.S. Olympic Team coach, Pam Bustin, utilizes the goalie as well as three attack and three defenders. One of the strengths of this drill is that it facilitates communication between the defenders and their goalie.

Possession will alternate between each team thereby ensuring the goalie will be communicating with each group of players. Transition, tipping, goalie communication as well as shooting on goal are some of the key development features of this drill.

Source: Sports DVDs (Field Hockey Tactics and Competitive Drills)