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Grade Ladder – Hockey
  Quality of Skills Decision Making
9

(20)

Can perform all core and advanced skills accurately and consistently in both isolation and competitive situations. Will use close control skills to beat a defender with the ball. Will use a reverse stick stop, or pass in the correct situation (mainly on the left side of the pitch). Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on nearly all occasions. Demonstrates an excellent understanding of the activity.
8

(18-19)

All core skills and most advanced skills will be performed with consistency and accuracy with the exception of a reverse stick hit, and an aerial in both isolation and competition. A variety of marking techniques will be used and players will use close control to beat a defender. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on many  occasions. Demonstrates a very good understanding of the activity.
7

(16-17)

All core skills and some advanced skills (reverse stick stop, reverse push, lndian dribble, beating opponent, shadowing) will be performed consistently and accurately in isolation and competition. Some mistakes maybe made when under pressure. A high level of understanding with regards to rules. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on many  occasions. Demonstrates a very good understanding of the activity.
6

(14-15)

All core skills are performed at a good standard and a couple of advanced skills will be evident (Indian dribble, possible reverse stick stop) but may not be as consistent, both in isolation and games. Other advanced skills may be attempted in isolation but with little consistency. Players will have a good understanding of positioning and tactics and strategies. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates a good understanding of the activity.
5

(11-13)

All core skills are performed at a good standard in both isolation and competition. Advanced skills maybe attempted but will have more consistency in isolation and little consistency in competition. An understanding of positioning will be  evident. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates a good understanding of the activity.
4

(8-10)

All core skills have a good level of success in isolation, however will be less accurate in a competitive situation. Advanced skills maybe attempted but very little success evident. Tackling should be under control and safe, the ball should stay on the floor. Players will have some awareness of basic rules. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates some understanding of the activity.
3

(6-7)

Can perform push and slap passes accurately and maybe attempt a hit all in isolation. In competition skill will have less consistency and may be rushed. Tackling with mainly be a block tackle but may attempt a jab with limited success. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates some understanding of the activity.
2

(4-5)

Can perform and push and slap pass in isolation with some success and accuracy. Open stick dribble should be gaining speed. Block tackling with have mixed consistency, the player will sometimes win the ball, however fouls maybe made. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on some occasions. Demonstrates some understanding of the activity.
1

(1-3)

Can perform a push pass and slap pass in isolation with some speed/power. Accuracy maybe limited. Open stick dribble should be under control, rarely using the back of the stick and keeping the ball away from their feet. Successfully selects and uses appropriate skills on few occasions. Demonstrates little understanding of the activity.
W3 Can perform a push pass and stop the ball slowly but consistently in isolation. Open stick dribble is slow but controlled. Struggles to perform against an opponent. Rarely selects and uses appropriate skills successfully. Demonstrates limited understanding of the activity.
W2 Can perform a push pass and stop the ball in isolation with some consistency. Dribbles the ball slowly but sometimes  loses control or uses the back of their stick. Rarely selects and uses appropriate skills successfully. Demonstrates limited understanding of the activity.
W1 Can perform a push pass in an isolated practice with little consistency . Little consistency stopping the ball—the ball bounces of the stick regularly.  Dribbles the ball but uses the back of the hockey stick regularly. Shows little or no understanding of the activity.

Advanced skills

  • Reverse stick Passing
    Push
    Hit
    Slap
  • Open or Reverse Passing
    Aerial
    Flick
  • Receiving and Stopping the ball on the move
    Grip and body position
    Using reverse stick
  • Dribbling
    Ability to beat an opponent
    Indian dribble—close control
  • Marking
    Player without the ball / shadowing

Core Skills

  • Passing
    Push
    Hit
    Slap
  • Receiving and stopping the ball whilst stationary
  • Dribbling
    Open stick
  • Shooting
    Open stick (hit, slap)
  • Tackling
    Block
    Jab—front and side
  • Marking
    Player with the ball

Tactics

  • When to pass/shoot/dribble/tackle
  • Where to pass/shoot/dribble/tackle
  • Which pass to make
  • Awareness of team strategies/tactics in both attacking defending situations e.g. set piece plays, short/penalty and long corners
    • Attacking positioning on the field
    • Defensive positioning on the field
    • Defensive ploys—man to man marking, zonal marking
  • Awareness of rules and regulations of the game
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020