Hockey Drill Demonstration


The player with the ball starts on the half way line and has to try and go through the area with the defender in and have a shot at goal. The defender is only allowed to defend in the coned area.

  • Tip: alter size of zone to increase/decrease
  • Coaching points

  • Low and balanced body position as in moving with the ball
  • Run quickly on an angle to commit the defender
  • Prepare for the drag at least a stick?s distance from the defender
  • More than a stick and step distance from defender
  • Transfer the ball with a drag from one side to the other (various angles may be used as appropriate)
  • Accelerate away to eliminate defender
  • Cut the defender out by going on his recovery line
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