Practice Category

Hockey Self Pass Drills

In 2009 Hockey introduced a "self-pass" rule from a free hit (an unobstructed hit by a player who has been fouled by an opponent). It enables the player taking the free hit to play the ball again (effectively pass to himself) after taking the free hit and aims to encourage free-flowing hockey.

If a player takes a self pass free hit and the defence is not 5 metres from the ball then they are not allowed to make a challenge.

These drills and exercises, look at teaching players to use the self-pass to exploit new situations in different areas of the pitch.