- Learn how to implement the stingy Diamond and Triangle Defenses
- Use circuit drills to develop and maintain the important fundamental skills and fitness of your defenders
- Learn to defend as a team, get numbers behind the ball and create a hard to penetrate defense
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.Field Hockey Videos