Short on time? That's where our weekly Hockey lesson plans come in handy!

Throughout the season our resident coaches share what they are coaching with you so you can use it too. No two weeks are the same.

  • All plans contain videos and diagrams. Watch the videos to quickly understand how to run the session
  • Clear instructions, coaching points and progressions allow you to coach with confidence and challenge your players
  • Read the plans on any mobile, tablet or computer. You can save the plan as a PDF or print a copy to take on the pitch/court.

Latest Hockey Plans

Hockey Lesson Plan: First session with a new team - Possession Games + Passing and Moving - Loop, overlap and attack! + Bite size fitness session 3
First session with a new team - Possession Games

Use this training plan before your first game of the season and coach with confidence - working on possession plus the give and go

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Hockey Lesson Plan: First session with a new team - Possession Games + Passing and Moving - Loop, overlap and attack! + Bite size fitness session 3
Passing and Moving - Loop, overlap and attack!

Change your players' running pattern to get them tying the opposition's defence in knots - perfect session to work on your team's attacks!

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Hockey Lesson Plan: Pre-Season Selection Session - Pick your strongest starting XI + Using the Reverse Stick Turn in Game Situations + Bite size fitness session 2
Pre-Season Selection Session - Pick your strongest starting XI

As the season beckons, make sure you?re fully aware of your strongest XI by putting them through their paces with numerous tests to really see who you are getting the most from.

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Hockey Lesson Plan: Pre-Season Selection Session - Pick your strongest starting XI + Using the Reverse Stick Turn in Game Situations + Bite size fitness session 2
Using the Reverse Stick Turn in Game Situations

Rolling out on your backhand side can be a risky play, exposing the ball more to the defender. However being able to effectively utilise it in games will develop you attacks, keeping them unpredictable and open up areas of the pitch you may not have discovered before.

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Hockey Lesson Plan: Defensive reactions - Defending the break + First stick and ball session + Bite size fitness session 1
Defensive reactions - Defending the break!

Build the whole of your game upon having a rock solid defence. Work on defending 1-on-1 as well as a team unit, starting from the front. This session develops the whole teams reaction to losing the ball and working hard to win it back as soon as possible.

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Hockey Lesson Plan: Defensive reactions - Defending the break + First stick and ball session + Bite size fitness session 1
First stick and ball session!

Your season starts now! You?ve been doing your fitness work but now it?s time to get a stick in your hands and start working on the basics with this session so that you?re sharp, polished and ready to hit the ground running when the first competitive game comes around.

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All our plans are written with a clear goal in mind, to help you improve a key area of your players' game through simple drills, conditioned games and skill practices.

We work with a large number of coaches and sports educators so that we can bring you the widest range of ideas and coaching for all ages and abilities. All our plans have been tried and tested. We find out what works and what doesn't, saving you time and helping you to get results with your team/players... fast!

You can coach these sessions as they are or alternatively use them as a springboard for your own ideas.

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