Hockey Drill Demonstration


Divide your players into two teams of 6 and split the pitch into 3 areas with each area being approximately 15 meters in height.

The condition for this game is that 2 players from both teams have to stay in the top third of the pitch (the opposition's scoring area) and cannot run back to offer support in the defence.

This creates the 5v3 overload situation and should result in a high scoring game.

Coaching points

Players should still work hard to ensure they get a shot on goal when attacking with the overload - just because they have the 2 man advantage shouldn't mean they start getting lazy!

After 5-10 minutes playing in this way remove the cones marking out the zones and finish with normal game rules.

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Drill tags: advantage, attacking, overload

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