Part of the process of getting better involves knowing the areas that need improvement. Below is a list of qualities that USA Field Hockey uses to define a great attacker. Campers can use these tips to critically think about where they want to improve before attending camp.
Deception and speed of shot.
Constant movement off ball, creativeness, making things happen, use of width and depth.
1v1 attack skills – drawing defense, deceiving, spinning, speed change, control.
Shooting – aggressiveness and urgency towards goal, ability to shoot off both legs.
Threatening penetration success – effectiveness in getting behind defense.
Creative use of space, width, and depth.
Recognize 2 v 1 opportunity.
Off ball movement.
Ball penetration success.
Understanding offense roles of players
Transition abilities from attack to defense.
Changes of speed and direction with both ball and food speed.