Hockey is the most difficult individual sport.
For decades, coaches, parents and others have copy pasted OLD SHCOOL coaching philosophy and continued to apply OLD SCHOOL coaching habits that are very hard to change.
Whenever an adventurous player starts dribbling and loses the ball to an opponent it is told to PASS the ball… From the very start we are limiting our kids.
If we don’t give the kids the freedom to be adventurous they will never come up with something original.
PLAYERS NEED TO LEARN TO MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES
For years we thought hockey is a passing game. However, hockey is a running game.
Any choice a player on the ball makes comes from controlling the ball first, move into free space and perhaps find a better option.
When there is no pass option the player needs to be able to come up with some other solution.
Hockey education is individual. Hockey is an individual sport you practice within a team.
To be able to keep ball possession you need the skills, you need to be strong on the ball.
However from the very start coaches have drilled their players to pass the ball, killing every creativity, their ability to choose and ruining their technical basis.
Obviously learning to choose is as important for the player on the ball as for the team mates without the ball.
The same goes for defending. Poor individual defending means poor team defending.
Each player needs to be able to defend a 1V1 individually.
Norbert Nederlof Hockey helps you educate your players to become skillful players that are ready to go into team tactics.
We can produce good players, top players add their the special talents. In a team we need them both.
2019 FIH Educator trainer
2018 – Present Performance Manager at LOHC Leiden
Head Coach for Croatia men (2019 Gold Medal European Championship Division III)
2015 – 2018 Technical Director at HC Klein Zwitserland
2013 – Present Member Coaching Committee at European Hockey Federation (EHF)
2013 – 2015 Head of Education at Royal Belgian Hockey Federation
Head Coach for Royal Hockey Club Leuven men (2015 1st place in Belgium Division Honneur)
2009 – 2015 Royal Dutch Hockey Federation (KNHB) Educator
2008 – 2009 Head Coach for Royal Hockey Club Leuven men (2009 Final 4 Euro Hockey League EHL)
2005 – 2006 Head Coach for Egypt men (2006 Silver Medal Africa Cup)
2003 FIH Senior Coach
1999 – 2003 Head Coach for Laren MHC men (2003 promotion to Hoofdklasse)
1994 FIH Coach
1994 – 1999 Head Coach for SCHC men (1997 promotion to Hoofdklasse)
1993 – 1997 National Coach Dutch men U21 (1994 Gold Medal European Championship)
1993 – 1994 National Coach Dutch men U18 (1994 Gold Medal European Championship)
1991 – 1994. Head Coach for HC Klein Zwitserland men
1986 – 1991 Head Coach for Bloemendaal women (1988 promotion to Hoofdklasse)
1986 KNHB Trainer Coach B (HT4)
1983 – 1986 Head Coach for Hurley women (1984 promotion to 1e Division 1985 promotion to Overgangsklasse)
1979 KNHB Trainer Coach A (HT3)