with Pam Bustin, Duke University Head Coach;
2011 ACC Coach of the Year; 2011 Womensfieldhockey.com National Coach of the Year;
Assistant Coach for the United States National Under 19 Team; former Assistant Coach for the US 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's Pam Bustin presents the fundamental skills of field hockey and then challenges those skills in many different ways. In this DVD you will learn how to better prepare your players and challenge their basic skills through the following drills:
Practice is initiated with the Flow Drill, a six position drill designed to work on various shooting and passing techniques from around the field. The drill develops into increased movement of both the passer and receiver encouraging the passer to be aware of their partner's location and direction of their movement. The fundamentals of redirecting passes, staying down on the play, stick work and foot work are all concepts challenged in this exercise. This drill concludes with Coach Bustin critiquing the actions taken and reinforcing the strategy she is trying to encourage and improving the experience of the drill by soliciting the player's feedback.
- Flow Drill encompassing passing ball from varied points on field.
- Influencing play through "1v1 Defensive Technique"
- "Shots, Rebounds and Deflections" Ball control through passing and receiving techniques
- Offensive progressions / Defensive progressions
- 1v1 and 2v2 strategies
The "1v1 Defensive Technique" section concentrates on the defenders skill to delay and influence the play through careful defensive techniques. Bustin shows you key concepts for challenging the offensive player through simple tips such as close quickly and breakdown when you trap, keeping your feet under your hips. Run to close and drop [step] to get under the ball carrier to challenge the offense from moving the ball.
Using two players attacking the goal, the "Shots, Rebounds and Deflections Drill" shows how to position offensive players to receive passes, intercept the rebounds and score with deflections from passes originating from higher on the field. Focusing on play within the circle, this drill encourages increased movement in an effort to make something happen in front of the goal. Though this drill focuses on offensive movement, the defense also benefits from the challenge of defending against an offensive with an advantageous field position.
Coach Bustin gives you a variety of drills designed to prepare your players for game situations and build upon foundational skills. Game speed shooting drills provide both offensive and defensive players with the opportunity to focus on their fundamental skills and challenge each other to a higher level of performance.
88 minutes. 2013.