What I really do part 2…
…Floorball drills and practices
Make the above floorball practices to 2–0, 3-1, 3-2 or 3–3. This is a description of how to change basic practices described in yesterdays post.
Make the floorball drill to the left to a 2 vs 0 practice by removing the defensemen from the drill. In that case P2 receives the pass and moves in front of the goal to take a shot, or why not practice a Zorro-move when coming from behind the goal.
Make the floorball practice 3 vs 1 by adding a defensemen who follows P1, P2 or passively disturbs the defensemen.
Make the floorball practice 3 vs 2 by adding two defensemen who follows P1 and P2
You can also make the floorball drill to a 3 vs 3 drill by adding defensemen who follows each offensive player (including the defensemen). You can say that in that case you have three 1 on 1 situations where you need to beat the opponent in order to be successful. The defensive players can be passive in the beginning, just marking their presence.
3 vs 3 can also be done like this. Make the first moves like in the floorball drill drawing. When the defensemen receives the pass three defensemen step in to the practice and they play 3 on 3 until the “ball is dead”, by that I mean the ball is in goal, the goalie has the ball or the defensemen has passed the ball to “P1” the next in line to start up the drill.
The floorball practice to the left starts with player 1 running with the ball towards the short end. P2 runs to the short on the other side of the goal. P1 passes the ball to P2, who turns around with the ball and passes on the ball to the defensemen. The defensemen takes a couple of steps with the ball and shoots. P1 and P2 goes for the area in front of the posts for rebounds.
The floorball drill to the right follows the same pattern as the practice above or to the left. The difference is in that the defensemen does not take the shot, but he/she makes a diagonal pass to P1 instead, who takes the shot. After the pass D1 takes a new ball and takes a shot from distance. P1 and P2 in front of the goal, to make mask for the goalie and to pick up possible rebounds.
I will describe how you can change this drill to a 3-0, 2-0, 3-1, 3-2 or 3-3 practice in the next post in this floorball blog, welcome back tomorrow…
Player 1 starts running, receives a pass from player 2 and takes a shot. After this P2 takes a close shot. The same practice pattern is repeated from the other side.
You can also add a player/shooter in the middle between players 1 and 4. In that case the shots in the floorball practice are 1, 2 and the player in the middle. This is great floorball goalie drill, where the floorball goalie needs to shift focus between short and long distance shots.
If you have added an extra shooter to the floorball drill, you can move the P2 in front of the goalie after he/she has taken the shot and before the player in the middle takes the shot.
Break outs in floorball tend sometimes to be a bit static, at least in my “hockey” eyes. Three players are passing the ball to each other in a triangle near own goal and after a while a long pass on chance towards the two top forwards. This is visualized in the floorball game picture below. The opposite team is just passive and can easily keep a correct positioning.
Do you recognize the set up? Do you agree?
What if… we start to be more active, move a little bit more and force the opposite team to do the same…
D1 passes the ball to D2. D2 starts to move towards the border, D1 moves into the position of D2, D2 passes the ball to D1 in centre and continues the running towards the border. P1 runs into the centre and either the opposite teams offensive player will follow him to the middle and we have a free space for a pass to D1 (pass B). If the opposite player decides not follow P1, P1 will be free in the middle (pass A). The two top forwards will switch positions and create confusion for the defensemen on how to act.
The next passing options will be:
If A then A1 or A2 (or D1 at border, not visualized in the drawing).
If B then B1 or B2.
Could this work, what do you think?
1-3-1 has received a lot of criticism for being a defensive set up, at least in hockey. I would not say that, it depends on how you are using the system.
One really defensive example from hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL (blue jerseys)
Philadelphia Flyers even stopped playing for a while and nothing happened… Use 1-3-1 in an offensive way and it will be a fantastic floorball set up, at least in my mind.
2-1-2 set up / system in floorball visualized in practice (division 1 in Sweden).
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1-2-2 floorball set up visualized in practice. Picture from a division 1 game in Sweden.
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Motivation and attitude to a floorball practice or game is crucial for success. You can for instance rarely (if ever) change the external conditions before a game or training/practice, soft/hard floorball field, cold/hot weather, a long journey to away games, late/early start of the match (lunch or lasagna games in Italy), big or small floorball arenas, etc., but you can change/affect your mind and attitude of how you deal with these situations, you can learn to accept and deal with the situation and see it as a strength for yourself or for the whole team (assuming that the other teammates also are capable of dealing with the situation this way).
There is a model, for attitudes importance in sports/floorball/work etc. on a scale of 1 to 5, you value three areas, talent, ability (skills) and attitude. Based on a formula these three together create a theoretical performance result for the individual or group.
I will try to translate this into two examples, it could look like this. The first example is a floorball player with, a little more talent (4) than the average, he/she has also a bit more ability/skills to solve the task (4), but the attitude / motivation falters and is below average (2). In example two, we have an average good floorball player with the ability (3) and skill (3), but this player always perform well (good attitude and motivation), regardless of external conditions and can deal with these without affect on the motivation / attitude (5)
Floorball Player 1: (4 + 4) x 2 = 16
Floorball Player 2: (3 + 3) x 5 = 30
With these results it would be obvious who would win the game, but this is for indivual player motivation and performance, but connected to Steiner’s model you can work with it in a practical way. A good motivated team can beat an unmotivated skilled team on every level.
“When you play another team with the same qualities as you, normally the best one wins.” /José Mourinho
…If it wasn’t for the attitude / motivation part.
You or your floorball players can have all the talent in the world, or the best plans and targets to reach them (direction), but if you don’t have the energy and engagegement (why should I do something, what’s in it for me, what are the opportunities or threats), nothing will be done or it will not be done in the best way.
José Mourinho has openly complained about Karim Benzema’s attitude. During Real Madrids pre-season camp in the U.S. the question came up and Mourinho said that the 22-year-old must improve.
“Benzema needs to understand that he is extremely talented, but it is not enough. I need Karim. For me, it is important that the players throw themselves out. We need a striker who is glowing, not one that is completely without energy” /José Mourinho
“Remember what I said, this is an individual sport. Each player must take care of their own tasks, if the team will be successful” /Swedish hockey coach
“You need to remember that a team consist of individuals, that are cooperating with each other. The team itself will only exist if the cooperation is working well between the individuals” /Swedish hockey coach
What makes 100%? Here’s a little funny mathematical formula, that might help you answer these questions:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%