Drag flick body position secret – why you have to get back and chest low

This video from Reds Hockey Club, Perth, Australia is helpful for learning to dragflick because it slows the clip and directs you to focus on one aspect of the shot.

The coach is Nico Resta from Argentina.

He says there are 15 or 16 points to think about when learning to dragflick and this video looks mostly at three – footwork, body and finishing position.

Coaching points:

Grip: Start with your bottom hand in the middle of the stick. You can move it higher as you become more adept.

Feet: Left starts level with the ball.

Back: Chest and back have to be ‘really low’. This is because hand and stick have to parallel with the floor. ‘Always low until you release the ball’.

Here’s another clip of Nico showing off his stick and ball trick skills.

And another of him in action. I love the ball played ahead into space at 6:44 in this clip.

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Author: Liz Hollis

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