Bolt On Resources

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England Hockey have developed a core set of resources plus two accompanying bolt on sets to assist with the delivery of the game. The two additional bolt-on resources are also available to support the introduction of goalkeepers, and to help with the development of In2Hockey umpires.
During In2Hockey, goalkeepers are introduced for the first time.
 
For many teachers and coaches goalkeeping is one of the hardest aspects to introduce and coach effectively, and there are often concerns about equipment costs and safety. In2Hockey’s goalkeeping bolt-on resource aims to make the introduction of goalkeepers to the game as simple as possible, and as enjoyable for the young players as possible.

The bolt-on goalkeeping resource includes a session plan that introduces the position to a whole group using mini footballs or tennis balls. 15 goalkeeping challenge cards are also provided. The cards suggest some goalkeeping specific activities, some of which can be delivered to a whole group without the need for goalkeeper equipment, and some of which can be delivered to specialist goalkeepers with equipment. They also provide basic feedback tips that can be used by the coach or teacher to help guide the young goalkeepers development. 

Following on from an introduction in Quicksticks, In2Hockey encourages the ongoing development of young umpires.

Young people can either start or continue to develop their umpiring skills as part of the game, alongside their playing skills. To support this development, and also to aid teachers and coaches when umpiring the game, a set of umpiring support cards are available.
 
The umpiring support cards cover the general principles of umpiring, guidelines for both the 6-aside and 7-a-side game, and outline the key decisions that occur during an In2Hockey game, including whistling, signalling and positioning. The cards have been designed in a clear format providing quick and easy to read tips and guidance to help with decision making including penalty corners and penalty shots/strokes.