The European Hockey Federation’s Education Committee Working group Coaches held the sixth webinar of the year. Stefan Kermas from Deutscher Hockey-Bund presented a fantastic webinar on December 1st. Using recent footage from top tournaments, Stefan discussed Build Up strategies.

He stressed the need for coaches to construct and maintain a team philosophy and to carefully map out a strategy. Stefan also discussed the importance of good decision making on and off the ball and also the links between the defence line, the midfield line and the forward line.

He encouraged the coaches to encourage the players to make their own decisions: Move away from always telling the players what to do, but instead allow them the space create and trust their own decision. This webinar was attended by 19 coaches from all over Europe.

The European Hockey Federation would like to thank Stefan for his work and willingness to share his knowledge, and DHB for allowing Stefan to participate.

Source: EHF