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Does anyone have a good field hockey drill for transitioning out of the defensive end after a steal or goalie clear?

Does anyone have a good field hockey drill for transitioning out of the defensive end after a goalie clear or a steal?

Here is a very good drill for a team to one react to winning the ball and trying to break quickly while at the same time teaching the players that lost possession to react and chase back to try and win the ball back again.

I hope it helps

Bram

Team relay

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Four teams of 3 or 4 players. Put one goal 15m over the half way line so the half way line is the top of the circle.

The four team teams, one playing and one on the 23m line, are working in two partnerships - whites vs blues.

Team 1 starts with the ball and tries to score against team 2. When team 2 gain possession, either after a goal or tackle, they have to pass the ball to team 3 who now can try and score in the other goal.

Team 1 has to run back and defend. When team 1 win the ball they have to pass the ball to team 4 who attack against team 3 etc.

After a team has passed the ball to their partner team they take their place at the 23m line and wait for their chance to attack.


Coaching Points:

Each team is only allowed to defend in their own half.

Put lots of balls in either goal. This will enable the teams to keep the speed in the practice and put the pressure on the team trying to retrieve the ball.

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