Effectively Coaching Small-Sided Games


David's presentation covers the what, why and how of small-sided drills in field hockey training.
He tackles how to effectively coach, effectively pose questions and how to encourage athlete's decision-making skills in small-sided games. Passmore breaks down these coaching foundations and demonstrates how to apply them to goal scoring, counter attack and set-play drills.

NFHCA NFHCA National Field Hockey Coaches Association

David Passmore works with the Hockey Ireland's Senior Women squad who just finished a historic run to the gold medal game of the 2018 FIH World Cup where they finished second and is the head coach of the Irish U23 and U21 teams. Passmore has coached field hockey at every level, from elite international men’s and women’s teams to youth national squads in both Ireland and Great Britain. Passmore has a professional doctorate in elite performance from the University of Central Lancashire and a master’s degree in Sports Coaching. He is currently an associate professor of coaching science at Dublin City University.

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