Coaching Lab founder Jack Rolfe speaks to The Hockey Paper on his experiences coaching in Australia
The influence of growing up on grass does impact players, there is a high priority focus on how players trap the ball and share the ball over long distance.
The challenge then becomes the transition phase to turf. You see teams trying to play the same type of game on turf as they do on grass which just isn’t possible. Similarly where there are some high order skills as a byproduct of grass there are also some essential skills missing which take time to develop.
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