Set out a pitch 3/4 length, with two lines of cones to make the pitch slightly narrower.
The white team in the middle has to try and score a goal at either end against either set of defenders to get out.
Every time the defence gets the ball they must give it back to the attackers who then have to attack the other side.
Defenders are only allowed to defend inside the 23 m area, the defenders at the other end are not allowed to defend past the 1/2 way line.
When the attackers score they become defenders and the team who conceded the goal become the new attacking side.
Because of the similarities with indoor and outdoor hockey it is beneficial for the teams to practice indoor style games.
Two 6 a-side teams, 2 goals, half a pitch. Put down 2 lines of cones from where the short corner is pushed out from on either side of the goal.
Important: put down spare balls all around the outside of the pitch to allow the teams to pick up the nearest ball to where the ball rolled off, and continue the game immediately.
The rules for this game, as with indoor hockey, are no hitting and no lifted passes.
A good fun exercise for scoring goals, and for keepers to have a good work out.
Split the group into teams of four and put 2 or 3 keepers in the circle. The 4 attackers go into the circle with a ball and try to score, they can take as long as they like providing the ball remains in the circle.
Shooting & Goalscoring
Players start from the left or the right with a ball.
One defender in the Circle and one support attacker on the back line.
Players with the ball start out side the circle and have to try and score.
Depending on how what the defender does the attacker with the ball can choose to use the 2nd attacker or go on their own to score.
Players start from the left or the right with a ball. One defender in the Circle and one support attacker on the back line. Players with the ball start out side the circle and have to try and score. Depending on how what the defender does the attacker with the ball can choose to use the 2nd attacker or go on their own to score.
3 Players with a ball are trying to get one of the wide players across the goal line by passing the ball via the support player. The defending player ha to try and stop the player crossing the line.
4 players with 2 balls. One player in the middle is tightly marked. One of the players with the ball passes the ball at the marked player who then wall passes the ball back to this player for him/her to run with the ball to the other side. Then the 2nd player with the ball does the same once on the other side. Turn and repeat role reversal in the middle.
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