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Cover: baseline field hockey - strategies for penetrating the offensive circle
Baseline Field Hockey - Strategies for Penetrating the Offensive Circle

with Leslie LaFronz,
Kean University Head Coach;
2016 and 2017 NJAC Coach of the Year;
19 regular season wings, top seed in the NJAC Tournament and first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2017

In this video, Kean University head coach Leslie LaFronz explains the main goals of a baseline attack and why this strategy can be so successful. LaFronz shows how the baseline attack strategy works by using crisp "in and out" passing to lure defenders out of position.

You'll teach your attackers to focus on quality passing and well-timed cuts to get the ball to the baseline in order to flatten the defense and create shooting opportunities at the top of the circle. Statistics show this is the area where most goals originate. LaFronz explains that shooting gate strikers aiming for the opposite post have the greatest amount of open area in goal, and teammates have more time to get in position for deflections and rebounds.

Baseline Attack Drill Progressions

Defensive players are taught to defend traditional offenses that attack down the center. Coach LaFronz gives a detailed chalk talk about baseline attacking which exploit this inherent defensive weakness and lead to more passing lanes and scoring opportunities.

You'll see four attack drill progressions:

Baseline Attack 4 v 0

  • Establishes workable cutting and passing patterns
  • Improves timing of passes and cuts
  • Enhances success on the baseline by using correct positioning to receive the ball

Baseline Attack 4v2

  • Improves "in and out" passing with more pressure on the ball
  • Succeeds in finding the open passing lanes to the shooting gate area
  • Refines passing patterns and the timing of passes and cuts

Baseline Attack 4v3

  • Improves communication (verbal and nonverbal) when facing greater defensive pressure
  • Increases the effectiveness of baseline cuts by focusing on receiving the ball within the circle
  • Enhances confidence and composure as players learn to be patient and "not force a play"

Baseline Attack 8v5

  • Creates more scoring opportunities by transferring the ball to the opposite side when no shot is available
  • Enhances awareness of player positioning and how it positively or negatively impacts scoring
  • Improves decision making under pressure to take advantage of unexpected open lanes to goal

Coach LaFronz explains the baseline attack, shares useful statistics that support the baseline attack strategy and then teaches you what to do based on how the defense reacts - a great resource for coaches at all levels!

49 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: principle based offensive strategies and tactics - putting theory into practice
Principle Based Offensive Strategies and Tactics - Putting Theory into Practice

featuring Shiv Jagday,
FIH accredited coach;
former Canadian and USA national team coach, coaching national teams in the Olympic Games, World Cups and the Pan Am Games

In recent years, field hockey has become more and more of a power game. As such, some of the subtlety and beauty has gone out of the game. In this video, you'll learn how to recapture that beauty as Shiv Jagday zeros in on some overlooked skills and ideas that can raise your players to the next level.

Coach Jagday gives you fundamental offensive strategies and tactics, based upon proven principles. These principles are illustrated with specific game situation examples taken from the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, plus other international tournaments. You will clearly see the rewards when these principles are honored diligently, as well as the penalties when they are not.

The Theory of the Game

Hockey is a simple game. But, the number of tactics and strategies is almost endless. Coach Jagday begins by revealing the core offensive principles that you need to focus on to win more games. In this section, you will learn about:

  • The importance of shape when attacking
  • The importance of space awareness when attacking
  • The Seven Laws of the Game
  • Types of attacks you can run
  • How to anticipate various defensive strategies

The Importance of Footwork and Stance

Players from the Punjab Institute of Sport demonstrate how to pass and receive the ball correctly in the midfield triangle. Jagday emphasizes the importance of correct footwork and stance to the performance of fundamental skills while demonstrating how to give precise corrective feedback to athletes.

To this midfield triangle, Jagday progressively adds more players while focusing on the basics of footwork and stance, as well of the core attacking principles of width, depth, support and penetration. He also shows how to use opposition to a drill to add an element of pressure.

Game Sense and How to Coach It

You'll learn how to use mini games to develop game sense and teach complex ideas. Jagday shows how to use simple games like 3v1, 3v2, 4v2, 4v3 and 4v4 to improve your players' ability to read the play in front of them and develop effective patterns of play.

He stresses the importance of:

  • Scanning to see the forward passes before the ball arrives
  • Correct leading patterns and timing to make the most of the attacking space
  • Giving early penetrating passes

Space Awareness

Coach Jagday demonstrates the importance of space awareness to effectively exploit defenses. He uses a 5v1 situation to teach the power of overlapping and freezing up defenders in 2v1 situations to create quick attacks.

Teams Within Teams

You'll see Coach Jagday use a coaching board to walk you through the mini teams within a field hockey team and the roles and responsibilities of:

  • The back four
  • The midfield triangle
  • The forwards
  • The right and left side triangles

You will also learn how to build various types of attack and how to manipulate defenses to create attacking opportunities.

As Coach Jagday says, "little things make big things happens." This video will show you how to make more big things happen by zeroing in on the little things that are often overlooked.

114 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: fundamentals of defense: basic principles of 1v1, 2v1, and 3v2 defense
Fundamentals of Defense: Basic Principles of 1v1, 2v1, and 3v2 Defense

with Leslie LaFronz,
Kean University Head Coach;
2016 and 2017 NJAC Coach of the Year;
19 regular season wings, top seed in the NJAC Tournament and first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2017

In this video, Kean University head coach Leslie LaFronz provides the framework to address the key defensive tactics and strategies that have the greatest impact on game outcomes. This includes helping players recognize various defensive situations (1v1, 2v1, or 3v2), understand how their location on the field impacts their defensive approach, and recognize tough defensive situations and the specific actions required to get the ball out of high percentage scoring zones.

Defensive Drill Progressions

In the 1v1 and 2v1 drills, LaFronz shows how to teach players to become stronger defenders by:

  • Slowing down the attack through smart positioning and patience
  • Gaining an advantage by turning a 2v1 into a 1v1
  • Improving jab tackles through the use of proper defensive grip and an athletic stance
  • Forcing the ball to the defender's strong side and using correct block tackle technique to increase turnovers

In 3v2 drills, LaFronz shows how defenders can work in tandem to get the advantage in critical "numbers down" situations within the defensive circle. You'll learn how to stress accountability and quick decision-making to slow down the attack as one defender steps up to apply hard pressure on the ball and one defender provides cover. Additionally, LaFronz shows how to improve continuity of defensive pressure with clear communication when facing quickly-changing points of attack.

High pressure situations must be controlled by your team by working together to force the ball to the defender's stick side to increase opportunities for quality tackles and pass interceptions. LaFronz covers this crucial skill, as well as how to be more successful in forcing the ball to outside zones (away from goal) by teaching players to be disciplined in maintaining balanced defensive positioning.

Coach LaFronz provides several helpful defensive positioning illustrations as well as diagrams of zones within the defensive circle and scoring gate areas that can be used during practice sessions. This video shows the full set of defensive progression drills in action with Kean University players, including LaFronz's direct feedback to players. After watching this video, you will understand when to pressure the ball, when/where to force the ball, and the correct approach to block tackling.

65 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: leslie lafronz field hockey 2-pack
Leslie LaFronz Field Hockey 2-Pack
FHD-05394A:

with Leslie LaFronz,
Kean University Head Coach;
2016 and 2017 NJAC Coach of the Year;
19 regular season wings, top seed in the NJAC Tournament and first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2017

In this video, Kean University head coach Leslie LaFronz provides the framework to address the key defensive tactics and strategies that have the greatest impact on game outcomes. This includes helping players recognize various defensive situations (1v1, 2v1, or 3v2), understand how their location on the field impacts their defensive approach, and recognize tough defensive situations and the specific actions required to get the ball out of high percentage scoring zones.

Defensive Drill Progressions

In the 1v1 and 2v1 drills, LaFronz shows how to teach players to become stronger defenders by:

  • Slowing down the attack through smart positioning and patience
  • Gaining an advantage by turning a 2v1 into a 1v1
  • Improving jab tackles through the use of proper defensive grip and an athletic stance
  • Forcing the ball to the defender's strong side and using correct block tackle technique to increase turnovers

In 3v2 drills, LaFronz shows how defenders can work in tandem to get the advantage in critical "numbers down" situations within the defensive circle. You'll learn how to stress accountability and quick decision-making to slow down the attack as one defender steps up to apply hard pressure on the ball and one defender provides cover. Additionally, LaFronz shows how to improve continuity of defensive pressure with clear communication when facing quickly-changing points of attack.

High pressure situations must be controlled by your team by working together to force the ball to the defender's stick side to increase opportunities for quality tackles and pass interceptions. LaFronz covers this crucial skill, as well as how to be more successful in forcing the ball to outside zones (away from goal) by teaching players to be disciplined in maintaining balanced defensive positioning.

Coach LaFronz provides several helpful defensive positioning illustrations as well as diagrams of zones within the defensive circle and scoring gate areas that can be used during practice sessions. This video shows the full set of defensive progression drills in action with Kean University players, including LaFronz's direct feedback to players. After watching this video, you will understand when to pressure the ball, when/where to force the ball, and the correct approach to block tackling.

65 minutes. 2018.



FHD-05394B:

with Leslie LaFronz,
Kean University Head Coach;
2016 and 2017 NJAC Coach of the Year;
19 regular season wings, top seed in the NJAC Tournament and first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2017

In this video, Kean University head coach Leslie LaFronz explains the main goals of a baseline attack and why this strategy can be so successful. LaFronz shows how the baseline attack strategy works by using crisp "in and out" passing to lure defenders out of position.

You'll teach your attackers to focus on quality passing and well-timed cuts to get the ball to the baseline in order to flatten the defense and create shooting opportunities at the top of the circle. Statistics show this is the area where most goals originate. LaFronz explains that shooting gate strikers aiming for the opposite post have the greatest amount of open area in goal, and teammates have more time to get in position for deflections and rebounds.

Baseline Attack Drill Progressions

Defensive players are taught to defend traditional offenses that attack down the center. Coach LaFronz gives a detailed chalk talk about baseline attacking which exploit this inherent defensive weakness and lead to more passing lanes and scoring opportunities.

You'll see four attack drill progressions:

Baseline Attack 4 v 0

  • Establishes workable cutting and passing patterns
  • Impr
DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: goalkeeping progressions for the modern day goalkeeper
Goalkeeping Progressions for the Modern Day Goalkeeper

with Maureen Ordnung,
Ithaca College Assistant Coach;
2015 Empire 8 Conference Coaching Staff of the Year;
2x All Conference Goalkeeper at East Stroudsburg University

As field hockey continues to evolve, the challenges keepers face keep getting harder and harder. The strikers are faster, more aggressive, and hit harder than ever before. All this means less time for keepers to react. In this video, Maureen Ordnung shows how to equip your keeper with the physical and mental skills needed to face those challenges bravely and react intelligently.

The Theory of Keeping

Many people think keeping is simple - see the ball, stop the ball. But any keeper will tell you that's not true. Keeping is a specialized role, and one that many coaches who come from the field just don't feel equipped to coach well. As a result, their teams 'leak' too many goals and their keepers feel left out of practices that don't meet their needs.

Coach Ordnung shows how to break this cycle and teach keepers:

  • Footwork patterns for maximum efficiency in the circle.
  • To position themselves properly to find the line of the shot and then apply pressure on the shooter.
  • To identify space for safe clearances.

Using All the Tools

Ordnung shows you how to save and clear shots with kickers, pads, gloves, and sticks, and, as importantly, when to use each piece of equipment. No longer will your keeper be unsure if they should (or could) use their feet to make a save. No longer will your keeper lunge with their kicker when they should dive. Your keepers will have the confidence to pick off a flick into the corner with their stick instead of flailing with their glove.

The Importance of Aggression for a Keeper

Learn how to train your keepers to stay aggressive and communicate effectively. Ordnung presents a two-keeper, two-player drill designed to make strikers fear your keeper. This drill gets a keeper out of their cage to put pressure on ball carriers. In this beautifully simple drill, all the skills Ordnung emphasizes in the video are brought to life in a fun and challenging situation. Keepers and players will love it - and learn at the same time.

You'll also see Ordnung give practical advice on various coaching aids and how to use them. She demonstrates how to use paper plates, cones, and marker dots as visual cues to help your keepers learn proper positioning and shows how to use string to teach the concept of angles.

In clear and direct terms, Coach Ordnung gives you everything you need to increase the skill and confidence of your keepers and improve results immediately!

65 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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