Open receiving: using the first touch to hit the tomahawk



By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net

In these two goals, again shared by the Deustcher Hockey-Bund (German Association), we can see how the two scorers take full advantage of the first touch by receiving on the right foot while opening the face off the stick in order to create space from the defender. It is really remarkable how similar the movements are (in terms of structure), which allows the scorers to quickly shoot at goal.

Take a look at the video:

 

Both attackers put the ball on the same spot. This allowed them to make a quick shot at goal: