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    featuring Beth Bozman,
    former Duke University Head Coach,
    member of the NFHCA Hall of Fame (2008),
    led Duke to four consecutive Final Fours from 2003-06,
    finishing as the national runner-up in three of those occasions (2003-05),
    has over 300 career victories!

    Step onto the field with this All-Access inside look into Beth Bozman's Duke Field Hockey Team as she welcomes you to a series of three practices where you get to see all the workings of a championship program. The emphasis and activities of each practice change as the team work's their way through the week and comes closer to a weekend of games.

    In the first practice, Bozman's team has just come off two games over the weekend followed by a off-day, so Bozman leads them through a more vigorous practice aimed at conditioning and skill work. Jeff Houser, the speed and agility coach at Duke (and a former Olympian), starts the practice with an anerobic threshold conditioning workout, which builds up the players' staminia.

    Next, Bozman switches to skill work, running a 3-station ball support drill, passing, and shooting drills that incorporate a ball lift to develop soft hands on the receiving end before the shot. Moving to defense, Bozman runs a defense drill that reinforces pushing the attacker to the hash marks, which will give the defense a chance to recover and organize. The drill starts 1v1, then moves to 2v2 allowing the defense to work on reading the lead attack player. You will hear Bozman pass along coaching tips and strategies for the defense, as well as for the offense that will lead to corner opportunities.

    Bozman runs a 3v2 No Touch game reinforcing tracking skills and getting to the low defender as quick as possible. The goal is to develop sharp passing combinations to isolate the defense and create more 2-on-1 situations in games.

    A skeleton passing drill closes practice. This drill sharpens cutting patterns and ball pace.

    In the second practice, the team is led through more team drills that incorporate game play into the practice. This prepares the players for games both physically and mentally. The practice features drills for ball movement, circle defense and the press.

    Day two's passing and shooting skill work includes a 5-Man Passing drill that focuses on backing away, covering passing lanes and scoring when the numbers are in your favor. A weave and shoot drill works on spacing and getting a number of shots in a short amount of time.

    Moving on to defense, Bozman runs a defense and recovery drill that will help your defense slow down the attack in the circle and, by using the body, defend a space that will force the attack outside.

    Bozman shows her Fall Away Press, where you will see the importance of moving on the front end of the pass, so that you don't lose your chance to step up and press.

    Bozman's third practice is the final practice before departing for games. She lowers the intensity and places the emphasis on preparing for the upcoming games. Drills during this practice are specifically tailored to mimic schemes that opponents run so Bozman's squad is prepared to face them on game day.

    Grid passing helps with fading off the pass, using soft hands and keeping the passes flat. Warm-up shooting, redirection passing, long hit and skeleton passing keying on fakes are a sampling of the skills that Bozman drills.

    With this inside look into Duke Field Hockey, you will be able to prepare your team for games like Hall of Fame Coach Beth Bozman does!

    These practices were conducted following the opening week of the season, which will give you a good feel for how to structure the opening prcatices of your season.

    139 minutes (2 DVDs). 2010.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!

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    with Missy Meharg,
    University of Maryland Head Coach;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;
    7X National Coach of the Year;
    7x NCAA Championship Coach (1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011);
    member of the NFHCA Hall of Fame (2009);
    2009 NCAA Runner-Up;
    7X ACC Champions, Over 360 career victories

    Explore the inner-workings of Meharg's time-tested system of success and learn how you can incorporate it into your program.

    This extensive DVD set includes over four hours of field hockey instruction including three full practices, a film scouting session, weight lifting and team meetings. Cap off the experience with a full Maryland field hockey game, watching from the stands and from the sidelines as Meharg offers you insight and wisdom with real-time commentary.

    Practice Breakdown:

    • Practice 1 is a fitness day with every drill and skill dedicated to keeping players moving at game-speed throughout the practice.
    • Practice 2 tapers down the fitness work so players can focus more on tactics specific to their positions.
    • Practice 3 is devoted to game prep and competitive games with an emphasis on high energy and great skill work.

    Wrap up Day 3 by joining the coaches and team in the film room and scouting game footage of their next opponent.

    Finally, get an all access pass to a Maryland field hockey home game. Watch from the sidelines with Coach Meharg as she offers her thoughts and analysis on her team's performance. Then get into the stands and see how the practices have prepared the Terps to execute their great game plan.

    Bonus features include a weight lifting session with the team and a tour of the Maryland field hockey facilities.

    This DVD set covers nearly every facet of building a successful field hockey program the Maryland way. Order now and take the first step in integrating these proven techniques into your field hockey program!

    4 DVDs (373 minutes plus bonus features). 2010.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!

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    with Tjerk Van Herwaarden,
    Harvard University Head Coach;
    former University of Maryland Technical Director/Coach;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;

    Helped lead Maryland to four national championships in five years (2005-10); USA Men's National team assistant coach (2009 Pan American Games silver medalists), Coached current World and Olympic Champions during his tenure in the Netherlands; owner and co-founder of World Camp USA.

    National championship coach Tjerk van Herwaarden demonstrates more than 10 simple exercises that focus on improving the power, accuracy and quickness of your shot.

    van Herwaarden teaches effective scoring skills that can be used in a variety of game situations:

    • Shooting off of a move
    • Shooting off of a pass while facing the goal
    • Shooting off of a pass with your back to the goal
    • One touch scoring
    • Scoring close to the goal

    Starting at the top of the circle, van Herwaarden focuses demonstrates how to execute the basic shot and the reverse shot. The reverse shot is an important skill for every player as it is difficult for the keeper to track and makes it difficult to defend the attacker. Another area of focus in these drills is the ability to take the ball away from the defense to create space for a shot.

    Since a majority of the goals scored in field hockey happen close to the goal, van Herwaarden demonstrates a number of combination scoring drills to fine tune your one touch scoring skills. These drills work on scoring with limited time and space, rebound shots with no back swing, shots off deflections and more.

    Throughout the DVD, van Herwaarden demonstrates how to correct the common errors that rob your players of power and accuracy on their shots.

    These proven drills are done regularly in Maryland's practices leading to four trips to the NCAA finals in five years. Incorporate them into your practice today!

    66 minutes. 2010.

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    with Jan Trapp,
    Messiah College Head Coach; over 500 career victories;
    2010 NCAA Division III National runner-up; 10x MAC Conference Coach of the Year;
    Featuring the Messiah College Coaching Staff

    Jan Trapp and the Messiah College staff take you through the techniques and drills for teaching and developing proper stick work. Coach Trapp has won over 500 games in her career at Messiah and her teams have been invited to the NCAA tournament over 20 times with 14 of those teams reaching the Final Four.

    Coach Trapp's drills begin with basic principles and build up to more advanced principles. The DVD begins with stationary stick work drills involving the ready position concentrating on footwork and balance - the keys to good stickwork.

    Trapp slowly adds movement to the drills combining ball handling, footwork, passing with spin, slip, flop, pull back and lift techniques. The progression ends with shots out of the movements. Each drill trains the players to keep their body and sticks low to ensure consistent ball control. These drills will help your athletes build speed and quickness while carrying the ball down the field and to put more drive behind their shot.

    Building on the ball control drills, the staff demonstrates drills to improve passing and receiving skills while on the move. This segment includes a 2-on-0 drill to develop ball control, passing and receiving skills and a five-point drill for receiving passes on the move from a longer distance. These drills reinforce low body position, soft hands, passing accuracy and timing. Using these drills, your players will learn to cut to get open and receive a pass with pressure or get practice intercepting passes.

    All of the skills taught throughout the video culminate in a 3-on-2, 2-on-1 drill that simulates game action.

    This comprehensive DVD will provide you with the tools you need to bring out the best in your athletes' ball control skills!

    75 minutes. 2011.

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    with Marybeth Freeman, Temple University Head Field Hockey Coach;
    former Columbia University Head Coach, 2014 Ivy League Coach of the Year;
    former University of Maryland Field Hockey Associate Head Coach/Goalkeeper Coach,
    '05, '06 & '08 NCAA Champions;
    2x NCAA Champion goalkeeper for Old Dominion University!

    Learn elite goalkeeping techniques and decision making skills from one of the most accomplished goalkeepers in NCAA history.

    Marybeth Freeman has shared in two NCAA Championships as a player and three NCAA Championships as an assistant coach. In this on-field presentation, Coach Freeman expands on her best-selling DVD "Becoming a Champion Goalkeeper" by sharing advanced techniques and tactics for the goalkeeper position.

    Coach Freeman uses live demonstrations to teach the techniques and drills you need to advance your skill set.

    • Kicking - Get a quick overview of the fundamental techniques to successfully jab and lunge.
    • Diving - Learn to read the three situations when goalkeepers must dive.
    • Dive to Save - Learn the proper diving form, the creeping technique to help defend rebound shots and how to cover vertical space.
    • Dive to Intercept - Develop the skill of "preventive hockey," intercept the pass before it becomes a shot on goal.
    • Dive to Tackle - Learn the correct technique and how to time the tackle correctly.
    • 1-on-1 Situations - Learn to engage the attacker, keep the ball in front of you and time your tackle. Especially helpful with the new shoot-out rules.
    • Down-Number Situations - Get tips on how to come out of goal and work in tandem with your defender in a down-number situation.

    Come to practice this season with a new set of goalkeeping tactics and techniques and take your goalkeeping from good to great!

    48 minutes. 2011.

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  • 06/12/15--22:00: Goalkeeping from A to Zink
  • with Annie Zinkavich, University of Virginia Assistant Coach;
    former Penn State University Assistant Field Hockey Coach

    Former Penn State field hockey great Annie Zinkavich presents the ultimate instructional DVD for players of all skill levels as well as the men and women who coach them.

    Zinkavich packs her intensive, hour-long presentation with a straightforward explanation of more than 20 specific, performance-improving drills for both experienced and inexperienced goalkeepers.

    The fundamentals of each drill are taught using easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations in slow motion and real time. In addition, as she moves through each drill, Zinkavich anticipates your questions and answers them with tips taken from her vast experience as an accomplished athlete and successful coach.

    Zinkavich breaks down the goalkeeper position, covering the basics of footwork and kicking angles followed by advanced techniques for experienced players.

    She opens with a series of footwork drills to create explosiveness and quick lateral movements. Daily drills to improve kicking are next followed by techniques to enhance lunges, ariels, half-highs and more.

    The proven tactics presented in this DVD will teach players how to cover ground quickly with short, explosive steps; how to manage longer distances effectively; and how to change body positions for proper tackling angles.

    This DVD covers nearly every aspect of developing quicker, more explosive goalkeepers. It's an essential tool for aspiring goalkeepers and coaches who are serious about defense.

    59 minutes. 2011.

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    by Claire Mitchell-Taverner, former member of the Australin National Field Hockey team; 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist; 1998 World Cup Gold Medalist

    In Field Hockey Techniques & Tactics, Olympic gold medalist Claire Mitchell-Taverner presents the skills and offensive and defensive systems that helped the Hockeyroos dominate the world stage for nearly a decade and revolutionize the game of field hockey.

    Elevate your trapping, receiving, passing, dribbling, and shooting by learning the finer technical points of each attacking skill. Perfect your defensive techniques in anticipating opponents` moves and intercepting passes, making strong tackles, and creating eliminations to regain possession and set up additional attacks. And gain firsthand insights for the communicating and decision making required for excelling as a team.

    Citing the aggressive attacking and defensive moves that the Hockeyroos used to win gold at every major international level over a 9-year span, Mitchell-Taverner places emphasis on applying the press, using man-to-man marking, and zoning up. She also teaches the keys to setting up breakaways and 2-on-1s; maintaining possession of the ball; and executing set plays like penalty corners, free hits outside the circle, and long corners.

    Higher-level skill development and savvier play are a winning combination against tough competition. Use Field Hockey Techniques & Tactics to boost your performance and expand your knowledge of the game.

    191 pages. 2005.

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    with Barry Kagan,
    Strength & Conditioning Coach, University of Maryland;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;
    8x NCAA Champions (1987, 1993, 1999, 2005-2006, 2008, 2010, 2011),
    9x ACC Champions (1992, 1998-2001, 2005, 2008-2010), 51 NCAA All-Americans

    With the rapid increase of talented athletes in field hockey throughout the country, strength and conditioning development can provide a much needed competitive edge for your program.

    Barry Kagan takes you through the Maryland Terrapins strength training philosophy and how he approaches a full year's training preparation. His approach keeps the equipment selection simple for the use of athlete's from the lowest of levels to the most elite.

    Dynamic Warm-Ups & Flexibility
    Properly preparing your athletes for the workout that is about to ensue is as important as the training itself. Kagan begins the Dynamic Flexibility and Plyometric portion of the workout with a variety of ladder drills and numerous dynamic flexibility movements. He has the players demonstrate innovative exercises in which he has specifically created for the benefit of their overall athletic ability or injury prevention.

    Lower-Body Strength Training
    Leg strength is paramount to the success of any athlete and with proper training technique and work ethic; players can dynamically change their game. With over 24 specific lower-body strength training exercises you will be able to ensure proper development of athletes of any experience level. With more than seven different variations of the standard squat you will be not able to only work on their leg-strength, but also simultaneously work on core stabilization and explosiveness.

    Olympic Lifts
    The inclusion of the Olympic lifts work on the triple extension of the lower body: the hips, the knees, and the ankles. These exercises force the body to become explosive in nature and properly translate power throughout their body. From Power Cleans, to Snatch variations, to Push Presses, Kagan covers the technique and proper rep ranges to effectively utilize your body's full potential.

    Upper-Body Strength Training
    No training program is complete without working the upper-body. Kagan covers both pushing and pulling movements to round out the complete workout. He covers exercises such as the Bench Press and Barbell Rows along with the proper form that should be executed to ensure proper utilization. Also discussed is the implementation of single-armed exercises and how they are able to benefit your body by taxing the nervous system and increasing your core stabilization.

    The Maryland Terrapins have had tremendous success in the history of their program. Order this DVD today and see how they properly train their athletes to peak athletic performance for the season!

    132 Minutes. 2011.

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    with Barry Kagan,
    Strength & Conditioning Coach, University of Maryland;
    2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions;
    8x NCAA Champions (1987, 1993, 1999, 2005-2006, 2008, 2010, 2011),
    9x ACC Champions (1992, 1998-2001, 2005, 2008-2010), 51 NCAA All-Americans

    Peak athletic performance often decides the success of your team. Barry Kagan covers everything in this video on how to maximize speed output, agility work, conditioning your athletes for game-time, and the importance of recovery to your workouts. When the overall commitment by the athletes is made, the outcome is evident once they step on the field.

    Training Plan
    Coach Kagan discusses how he and the Maryland Coaching Staff plan out the training protocol for the upcoming season. All workouts done throughout the year complement each other; speed workouts, agility drills and strength training are all included and revolve around the underlying component of maintaining proper conditioning. From post-season workouts, to spring training, and in-season workouts, Kagan describes in length of what is expected during each period of training including rep ranges, frequency of strength training sessions and how often players should be running.

    Dynamic & Pre-Game Warm-Ups
    Whereas most warm-up plans consist of long periods of time, Kagan's plan is really brief with the focus on getting the body warmed up and ready for the game. Long periods of stretching and warm-up drills can often extend the length of a game being counterproductive to what the goal at hand is. In the drills and stretches included, players are able to be completely ready for peak performance at a much faster rate than before.

    Speed & Agility Training
    Speed training is based on the two mechanisms of strike frequency and stride length. Strike frequency is how quickly the nervous system can fire and how quickly you can drive yourself to the desired outcome. While stride length is more of strength and production you put on each movement. Kagan covers how to use those mechanisms in seven specific speed drills as well as 18 agility drills designed to maximize your training sessions. These drills include sport specificity to enhance player morale during periods of strenuous drills.

    The goal for athletes is to play at high intensity for extended periods of time. While conditioning is usually only related to the aspect of being able to run, you must be able to prepare athletes to not become injured. Running drills are usually kept short in duration and require change of pace while alternating intensity to mimic the strain of a full game.

    The Maryland Terrapins have had tremendous success in the history of their program. Order this DVD today and see how they properly train their athletes to peak athletic performance for the season!

    106 Minutes. 2011.

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    with Matt Soto,
    Penn Manor (PA) High School Head Coach;
    2x State Champions; 4x State Finalist; over 500 career victories

    Matt Soto shows a series of drills that will develop technical and tactical skills to give athletes, from youth to high school, a sound foundation in the game of field hockey.

    Coach Soto's focus is on the development of core skills. These drills are simple, well thought out, and come with valuable commentary on the purpose of the drill and key points to focus on. These drills will help develop each player's:

    • Strength
    • Endurance
    • Passing
    • Dribbling
    • Receiving
    • Tackling
    • Elimination skills
    • Goal scoring

    Many drills today have multiple passes and lots of player movement, which look good when executed to perfection but too often break down in practice. Soto's drills are simple to run, so you get the most from your practice time.

    This DVD includes bonus topics:

    • Double team defense
    • Turning defense into offense
    • Keeping your opponent out of the circle!

    These simple and effective drills progressions are very effective if you have a team with a wide range of abilities and skill levels.

    These drills provide a fantastic framework for player development.

    58 minutes. 2012.

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    with Matt Soto,
    Penn Manor (PA) High School Head Coach;
    2x State Champions; 4x State Finalist; over 500 career victories

    Score more goals this season using proven shooting drills from 20-year veteran coach Matt Soto.

    Coach Soto delivers the keys to getting your players to the next level of goal scoring. Soto runs players through a variety of shooting drills you can use to develop solid fundamentals in your players and provides valuable coaching tips along the way. The drills start off simple and as the players master each skill, the drills become more complex and game-like.

    In this instructional field hockey DVD, you will learn how to:

    • Use set plays to get your player into great scoring position.
    • Quickly take shots when they are available.
    • Create space and find the open area to get a good shot.
    • of variety of shots like hits, sweeps and flicks.
    • Encourage the use of all kinds of hits from the strong and reverse side

    High school athletes can view this video and feel encouraged to try these drills as they watch their peers doing these drills.

    This video covers various drills to prepare young hockey players to take a shot on goal, the most important step toward scoring a goal.

    41 minutes. 2012.

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    with Tina McDavitt,
    Tufts University Head Coach;
    led Tufts to 5 straight NCAA Tournaments, including the 2008 National Championship Game;
    2x New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Coach of the Year

    Build your team's defense with Tina McDavitt's proven-successful strategies and drills. In this video Coach McDavitt shares the defensive strategies she uses for her team and the drills she uses to develop her players and to effectively implement her defensive strategy.

    Coach McDavitt teaches and demonstrates:

    • Defensive Strategies using Diamond and Triangle Defense. The Diamond Defense is difficult for attackers to penetrate, as the defending team is covering most angles.
    • The importance of getting numbers behind the ball. When under attack, your team must gain possession. You can do so by dropping back and helping defenders to win the ball.
    • Drills to force attackers toward less dangerous space and to tackle the ball carrier.
    • When to mark man-to-man vs zonal defense and when to use a combination of the two.

    McDavitt gives a detailed explanation of each drill utilizing marker board diagrams and on-field demonstrations.

    The tactics and strategies she describes are very effective, and can be used by coaches for their college, club or a mature high school team. In addition, players can use this video to understand the team and individual defensive skills needed to be successful.

    Strategy can only be effective if the players have good basic skills, so McDavitt covers the fundamental skills and how every defender can practice.

    These drills and strategies will give your team the tools to create a stingy, 'hard-to-penetrate' defense!

    44 minutes. 2012.

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    with Tina McDavitt,
    Tufts University Head Coach;
    led Tufts to 5 straight NCAA Tournaments, including the 2008 National Championship Game;
    2x New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Coach of the Year

    Two time NESCAC Coach of the Year Tina McDavitt demonstrates drills you can use to develop skilled, effective players on the offensive end of the field.

    Passing, receiving, and positioning are just some of the improvement areas targeted in this DVD. Throughout the drills, Coach McDavitt shares insights into the drill and how she successfully coaches her team. These offense-based drills include defenders to pressure the offense, put players in competitive situations and to keep players busy during practice.

    Coach McDavitt's drills will show you how to:

    • Move the ball quickly and accurately into the circle and eliminate mistakes in this area during matches.
    • Use overload situations in attack and stay away from less effective one-on-one situations.
    • Slow down the attack (as a defender) to let the defense catch up and help.
    • Be patient when looking to outlet and transition, teach the defenders to hold the ball or transition to the other side to create some space.
    • Teach your players to position themselves to be a positive passing option for the ball carrier
    • And more!

    McDavitt shows you how to set-up and run the drills on the whiteboard, then takes her players through each drill in a full speed, live practice setting so you can see how to execute the drills and run variations of them.

    This video is a great tool for coaches at both the middle school and high school levels, and will help build your players confidence on the offensive end of the field.

    43 minutes. 2012.

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    with Bertie Landes,
    Shippensburg University Head Coach;
    a 2011 selection to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Hall of Fame; Over 400 career victories

    You often hear coaches and players talk about how their team manages to get the ball all the way to the attacking circle but returns empty handed. This DVD covers a variety of drills adapted from game situation to build an attacking team.

    NFHCA Hall of Fame coach Bertie Landes delivers 17 drills you can use for a shooting warm up and drills that will teach you how to use small field games, and shooting skills to create a competitive atmosphere in your practices. Coach Landes diagrams each drill on a marker board and then demonstrates the drill with her team.

    Re-create game-like situations that will train your athletes to react quickly to scoring opportunities, deliver quick passes, rebound blocked shots, shoot under pressure, effectively receive and make passes, concentrate when fatigued, and more. Your defense will also benefit by learning how to mark, to get the ball out of the circle, to use the sideline as a defender and more.

    These are the same drills that Coach Landes has used over the course of her career to compile over 400 wins. Now you can implement these proven-successful drills into your field hockey program!

    96 minutes. 2012.

    Complete List of Drills:

    • Pass and Follow Drill
    • Entry into Circle
    • Circle with a Shot
    • Forwards Drill
    • One on the Goalie
    • Scoring from the Post
    • Drills of Possession
    • Split Pass
    • Defense Marking
    • 3v2 Defense Keeps the Ball Outside
    • 2v1 Continuous to 2v2
    • 4v2 Continuous
    • 3v3 Confined Area
    • Penetration Drill
    • 3v1, 3v2, 3v3
    • Defense 4v3 Drill
    • 2v1 Goal

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    with Sandy Miller, East Stroudsburg University Head Coach,
    2001 NCAA DII Runner Up, One of only four Division II coaches with over 300 career wins, 2x NCAA Champion as a player

    Sandy Miller delivers an overview of the key concepts, drills and skills that have made her program so successful. Coach Miller shares her positive and fun coaching strategy and motivation that can be adapted for any age level.

    You will learn how to conduct a competitive practice session, how to explain drills to your players, set goals for them, and provide feedback. Miller provides a rich combination of skills and drills, and the theory behind them.

    The drills are diagrammed in the classroom and then demonstrated on the field during a live Warriors' practice. Miller and her assistant coach offer verbal cues for the players to improve their technique, encourage their best efforts and point out keys to success for the viewer.

    Coach Miller provides practice planning guidance for coaches and drills in areas such as:

    • Ball control
    • Dynamic passing and receiving
    • Goal scoring
    • Feints, body positioning, footwork
    • Tracking
    • Communication
    • Tactics for field players
    • Team skills - Offensive
    • Team skills - Defensive

    All of these drills are presented during one of Miller's structured, competitive practice sessions that coaches can use as a model to plan their own successful practices. Order now and get proven skills, drills and tactics you can implement immediately into your program.

    199 minutes (2 DVDs). 2012.

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    with Tracey Fuchs, Northwestern University Head Coach;
    USA Field Hockey Senior National Team Assistant Coach; USA Field Hockey's National Coach of the Year (2005); 1987 National Player of the Year and 3x All American at the University of Connecticut; 2x USA Field Hockey Athlete of the Year (1990, '93), a member of two Olympic and four World Cup teams; US National team captain for 14 years2005 USA Field Hockey's National Coach of the Year Tracey Fuchs presents a training video on the foundational skills required to shoot on goal in a variety of situations, resulting in improved scoring ability.

    Using on-field demonstration you will learn shooting techniques including:

    • Reverse Stick Shot - Quickly becoming a favorite shot for advanced players, you will see how to break it down so less skilled players can use it with success.
    • Flip or Shovel Shot - Give your players an effective shot to defeat aggressive goalkeepers that come out of the net and lay out in front of incoming forwards.
    • Punch or Squeeze Shot - When you're in need of quick shot under pressure, this shot will give you a chance to put a shot on goal.
    To emphasize these foundational aspects of shooting, Fuchs presents drills that direct player movement and correct common technique errors. For each shot you will learn when to use the shot, the grip, footwork, approach to the ball, where to strike the ball, and where to aim.

    The video will walk you from basic to advanced execution of the skill. Throughout the video, Coach Fuchs interlaces tips specific for teaching younger players the skill of shooting.

    The drills presented are efficient and clearly defined with specific expectations. By keeping the drills simple yet detailed in presentation, players can quickly be corrected when needed thereby building confidence with each additional repetition of a properly executed drill.

    The goal scoring skills presented by Coach Fuchs are a must for any forward and attacking midfielder. Players of all levels can benefit from this video to learn the correct execution of the shots and improve their goal scoring skills.

    31 minutes. 2013.

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    with Matt Soto, Penn Manor (PA) High School Head Coach;
    2x State Champions; 4x State Finalist; over 500 career victories

    Matt Soto presents drills and exercises to strengthen your strikers' and midfielders' goal scoring abilities.

    Using on-field demonstrators, Coach Soto presents over 25 practice drills that will strengthen both individual skills and develop your team's ability to control the ball and create more goal scoring opportunities.

    Using his high school team, Soto shows how you can use basic skills like hits, pushes and aerial passes to get the ball to the attacking circle. He discusses important receiving skills and how to get the ball into an advantageous position for your attackers to score.

    Practice is initiated with simple passing and trapping techniques. These are used as warm-up exercises to prepare players for what will be a challenging, technique-driven practice.

    Each exercise builds on the last to further challenge your players' abilities. These carefully thought-out drills continue to develop until the players find themselves efficiently performing highly skilled ball handling drills in a game-like setting.

    Throughout these progressions players practice how to fake, double pull, reverse stick techniques, purposely getting the ball into the air, and a number of other advanced skills to help them become better ball handlers. The difficulty of the drills continues as players are expected to move the ball purposefully to advance it down the field in a specifically choreographed manner.

    Tipping drills will expose your players to advanced passing techniques that require the passer to "time" the runner as they move down the field together.

    A key advantage to this DVD is the impact it will have not only on your individual players, but on your whole offensive unit.

    The more advanced drills have the consistent element of getting a striker in position on the far side away from the goalie. By always working towards the far post, players develop their "field vision" and will find better positions on the field. The application of these drills in game situations provides the offense with confidence in knowing where their teammates positioning themselves. Therefore, these drills will provide increased scoring opportunities for the entire team.

    Each evolution of drills is presented with clear and well defined expectations that will challenge even experienced players to elevate their standards to meet a higher level of expectations. There are a number of drills described in the video that can be used by players in individual practice while others must be practiced in a group setting.

    This video has a wealth of drills you can use to develop your high school players into effective strikers and midfielders. The drill variations will keep your players engaged in working on and improving their skills.

    91 minutes. 2013.

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    with Matt Soto, Penn Manor (PA) High School Head Coach;
    2x State Champions; 4x State Finalist; over 500 career victories

    Two-time state champion Matt Soto presents drills and exercises designed specifically to strengthen the abilities a goalkeeper.

    Coach Soto has designed this progression of drills to continuously build the skills needed to perform the next drill in the series. By practicing these exercises and focusing on the details that Soto stresses, any goalie will improve their ability to keep the ball out of their net

    Using on-field demonstration, Coach Soto presents practice drills covering footwork, body positioning and stance that will help your keepers stop shots from various angles and heights. In this DVD you will learn:

    • Pre-practice warm up exercises
    • Lunging and diving techniques
    • Clearing drills
    • Defending against multiple shooters
    • 1 vs 1 breakaway techniques
    Practice is initiated with warm-ups structured to reinforce the goalie skill using correct footwork in an effort to properly position the goalie for lunging and stepping into the ball. Warm-ups start with players kicking the ball to each other. Correct foot position and striking the ball with a controlled, deliberate clearing kick is emphasized.

    Moving into shooting on goal, the tempo and skill set builds from simply stopping the ball to clearing the ball to a specific area of the field. Players are shown how to clear the ball after a shot and to direct the ball away from the center of the field to the outside of the shooting circle. Goalies who are able to master the techniques shown will effectively decrease their opponents scoring opportunities.

    Coach Soto introduces cones that the goalie must move through before stopping shots. This increases the challenge to the goalie and helps them build confidence in their footwork. Soon the drills develop to include shots from two shooters. The drill is structured to force the goalie to quickly move from one side of the net to the other.

    All of the drills shown are strictly defined as goalie drills, therefore all shooting is performed to build a goalie-specific skill.

    The drills continue to progress by using several players shooting from multiple spots on the field. The goalie must be able to quickly react to the ball, set in a good athletic stance and successfully clear the ball.

    Additionally, this DVD provides clearly defined instruction for defending against a break away and 1-on-1 situations.

    Whether you are a high school goal keeping coach, a parent helping your young athlete, or a goalkeeper taking charge of improving your skills, the drills in this video will teach you how to achieve your goals.

    64 minutes. 2013.

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    with Enza Steele, Lynchburg College Head Coach;
    17x Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) champions; 10x ODAC Coach of the Year; over 500 career wins; has led Lynchburg to 18 NCAA Tournament appearances

    Nine-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Enza Steele presents guidelines for developing well-structured, complete field hockey practice. Coach Steele takes you through a full practice, hitting all of the key areas you need to develop a successful team.

    Coach Steele highlights the importance of planning your practices to get the most out of the limited time you have with your players. She does a masterful job of walking you through the areas of her practice. Beginning with a smart board explanation and then on-field demonstrations, Steele presents a practice plan adaptable to any level of play.

    In this DVD, you will learn how to prepare and execute an efficient, purposeful practice covering the following skill sets:

    • Pre-practice warm up and team building exercises
    • Ball control using passing and receiving techniques
    • Goalie workouts using multiple offensive attacks
    • Defensive clearings
    Coach Steele presents a variety of offensive drills designed to prepare players for game situations and build skills. Throughout the drills players are consistently encouraged to focus on good ball control. Whether passing or receiving the ball, proper ball handling skills are a direct function of disciplined footwork and player positioning in reference to the ball.

    Once players can effectively control the ball, they are challenged to perfect longer, timed passes which in turn provides increased scoring opportunities from a wider variety of positions on the field. Each drill initiates with passing the ball and typically concludes with a shot on goal.

    Multiple fast-paced passing and shooting drills will provide your players with increased ball touches. Shooting on goal at the conclusion of the drills adds an important element that players work hard achieve. Players move through the drills focusing their efforts to end their drill in a goal. This additionally ensures the goalie will experience many different kinds of shots from different shooters.

    Conditioning and agility training are accomplished by using competitive activities that are fun for players and encourage team building. As players compete against each other, their fundamental field hockey skills can be evaluated and coached as they play. Players natural competitive nature ensures that they will enthusiastically participate in these well thought out exercises.

    These competitive activities and games will give you ideas on how to get your team in great game condition, as well as add some variety to your practices to make it more enjoyable for your players.

    The success enjoyed by Lynchburg College over the past 30 seasons can be attributed directly to the skills being taught to the players by Coach Steele and her dedication to the game.

    70 minutes. 2013.

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    with Pam Bustin, Duke University Head Coach;
    2011 ACC Coach of the Year; 2011 National Coach of the Year;
    Assistant Coach for the United States National Under 19 Team; former Assistant Coach for the U.S. National Team at the 2008 Olympics; former University of Louisville Head Coach; 5x Big East/MAC Champions; 3x Big East/MAC Coach of the Year

    Duke University's Pam Bustin shows you a competitive small-games practice that effectively isolates specific skills for players to develop under game conditions. Through small-games competition you'll learn how to challenge players' fundamental skills using the following competitive drills:

    • 4-Goal Game
    • 3v3 Diagonal Attacking
    • 3v3 Diagonal Defending
    • 3v3 Half-Court
    • 6v4 Continuous

    The 4-Goal Game forces players to quickly develop attack and defense awareness by limiting the playing area. Developing each player's vision is at the heart of this drill. Some of the core fundamental skills that are challenged and developed in this small-game drill include passing accuracy, being able to see your target early, seeing lanes, scanning and pre-scanning for passes.

    The 3v3 diagonal small-game drills are effective at creating game-speed transition tempo. Working from a 3v3 format, each team attacks a goal in front of them as well as a goal to their right. This makes each team responsible for protecting a diagonal space and attacking a diagonal space. Since the space is limited, players learn to develop the ability to quickly scan and pre-scan so that their first touch is on target. This drill improves game performance in many key areas including tracking, long hit, side-in possession, the ability to move the ball, and keeping possession and break out against a higher number of defenders.

    The 3v3 half court-to-goal drill uses the goalie as well as three attack players and three defenders. One of the strengths of this drill is that it facilitates communication between the defenders and their goalie. Possession alternates between each team ensuring that the goalie communicates with each group of players, as determined by possession. Transition, tipping, goalie communication and shooting on goal are some of the key development features of this drill.

    Coach Bustin's presentation concludes with a 6v4 continuous game. Using only half of the field, this drill encourages offensive possession and strategies that will help attackers see where and how be in position to tip or get the ball off the defender. The offense can keep the ball speed up in order to shift the defense and create opportunities.

    Coach Bustin has done an outstanding job creating exercises that will challenge and build players skills at any level of field hockey.

    66 minutes. 2013.

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