A masterclass by Andreu Enrich about tactical dilemmas, his latest book for hockey coaches. We touch on some of the chapters in his book and answer related questions by your fellow coaches on these.
Andreu Enrich (1984) comes from the famous hockey city of Terrassa near Barcelona. As a player he played for Spain, his club or origin Atlètic Terrassa but also in the Dutch, German and Belgian leagues. Following his playing days he became the head coach for the German top club Mannheimer HC. Previously Enrich was involved in masterclasses about the Pygmalion effect (together with David Harte & Ric Charlesworth) and about small sided games.
His latest book and our masterclass is about tactical dilemmas. A dilemma is a situation in which apparently you have to choose between two possibilities, both of them being, a priori, plausible and equally desirable. He decided to use the format of “dilemmas” in order to express the crucial value of tactical decisions: choices that we are in charge of making.We will not deal with all the dilemmas described in his book, so my suggestion is to read the book after you’ve heard Andreu Enrich himself talk about 4 of his chapters and answering the questions of your fellow coaches…