Practice Category

Hockey Defending Skills

A hockey defender's main role is to stop the attack, regain possession of the ball and pass the ball to a fellow player to begin an attack from the back.

The defending training videos and drills below will hone your players' defensive skills both as individuals in 1v1s and as a team.

The art of defending is broken down into various techniques including channelling, blocking, jab tackling stealing and moving in pairs to cover each other.