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Basic Tactics for Field Hockey

Basic Tactics for Field Hockey

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with Tjerk Van Herwaarden,
University of Maryland Technical Director/Coach.

Helped lead Maryland to three national championships in four years (2005-08); 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.

Join the only current coach in the country to have won national championships in NCAA Division I, USA Field Hockey (USAFH) Women's High Performance and the USAFH Men's National Championship as he coaches you through basic tactics for field hockey. Tjerk Van Herwaarden leads you through tactical fundamentals for your field hockey team and teaches his proven philosophy and strategy along the way. Van Herwaarden starts by discussing outletting, as well as different backfield setups such as the bowl and diamond shapes out of the 4-4-3. From there he moves on to the press. Van Herwaarden diagrams how to force your opponent to make mistakes and create interceptions. He includes different styles of the press, including the full field, half field and fall away presses. He concludes with overall team strategies to tie everything together. With this overview of basic tactics, you can put your team in the best possible position to be successful. DVD. 2009.

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