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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 October 2005, 08:56 GMT 09:56 UK
Basic hockey skills: push pass


The push is the best way to pass the ball over a distance of about 10m-15m.

It's a quick and accurate way of getting the ball to your team-mate, and it's also an easy move to disguise.

STEP ONE


Your hands should be approximately 30cm apart with the left hand near the top of the stick and the right hand further down.

Keep your eyes on the ball, with your feet apart and knees bent.

STEP TWO


Make sure your back foot is roughly in line with the ball.

Keep your stick in contact with the ball as you begin to shift your weight from back to front foot.

STEP THREE


Follow through keeping your stick in contact with the ball for as long as possible, increasing the speed of your stick head as you near your front foot.

To gain more power and pace, make sure you are nice and low and side on to the target and follow through strongly with your stick - it should finish pointing towards the direction of the pass.





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