Having worked on this in training today here is a quick recap on reverse edge passing. This is slightly different to the previous blog post on the reverse hit here. Over this season i will be looking for both 1st and 2nd team players to become comfortable using the reverse side.
In this particular video please play particular attention to her hands, as you will see she turns the stick 'inside' or 'underneath' this is different to the more standard indian dribble where you turn over the top of the ball.
Going this way allows for a far faster change of hand position.
This is a skill most often used on a bouncing ball on the reverse side as it is generally easier and more powerful to use the standard reverse stick technique.
Although not a skill that is required too often it is certainly something worth knowing for attacking players, it is especially effective if hit with a short and fast swing due to the surprise element
With the Jersey hockey season only a few weeks away and both the Hockey World Cup and Commonwealth Games hockey recently completed I thought it would be a good chance to link to some tutorials on how to perform some of higher level skills shown during these events.
1st up is the Reverse Hit, as can be seen on the below video, most of the best world cup goals involved a reverse stick hit.
The 2 videos below show the correct technique for the reverse stick hit
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