Drill Categories

2 v 1 Drills

These are game scenarios under drill conditions and are most useful when practice in a certain discipline is required, either in batting or fielding. ...

Defending Skills Drills

A hockey defender's main role is to stop the attack, regain possession of the ball and pass the ball to a fellow player to begin an attack from the ba...

Drills

1 V 1 - Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey 1 v 1 - Channelling Defending Skills Split your group into two teams - defenders and attackers. Players with the ball have to run around the c...

Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Channelling Defending Skills Two defenders can work together to channel. ... First defender channelling should dictatce the direction of the a...

1/2 Court Press

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

The 1/2 court press is a bit like space invaders - players must move as one unit, from side to side in front of the ball. It is very important that o...

Marking

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Marking Defending Skills Temporary footage Players should not wear ... will be re shot soon Place a ball on the pitch one player is the attack...

1 Hand Reverse Stick Hit

category: Video-Techniques

Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

1 Touch Scores

category: Conditioned-Games

Set up with cones set out in a square 10m x 10m, and inside the square have two teams of three players each, and one ball between them.

The ...

1 Touch Scores

category: z-Pre-Scan

Coaches Objective: To develop players ability to make decisions prior to receiving (Pre- Scan) and make a supporting run off the b...

1 V 1 (With A Gk)

category: Defending-Skills

The goalkeeper passes the ball to player 2 who on receiving the ball has to try and score a goal. As soon as they receive the ball the defender is ...

1 V 1 Choose

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Two attackers run together at the same time with a ball each. Attackers can dribble through any of the three goals. The defender has to choose whic...

1 V 1 Competition

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The aim of the game is to try and score goals from about 2m out.

The length of the game is approximately 2-3 minutes long and starts on the ...

1 V 1 Corner Goals

category: Defending-Skills

The coach puts the ball in different loactions in the box and on the command, players run towards the ball before then playing a one v one.

...

1 V 1 Defence C

category: Indoor-Hockey

Defence force play over to the forehand, while the attack try and score.

When the defender wins the ball, play out a 2 v 1 counter attack.

1 V 1 Move Through Channels

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Set out cones on lines creating lanes across or down the pitch, each lane approx 2m wide. The player with the ball runs diagonally across the lanes...

1 V 1 Positional Practice

category: Eliminating-a-Player

For instance a Right wing (RW) on receiving the ball has to try and beat the Left Defender (LD) to try and get a short corner or score a goal. The ...

1 V 1 Practice Relay

category: Eliminating-a-Player

One player (the defender) stands between two cones and is only allowed to move left or right with stick and body in that area. The player with the bal...

1 V 1 Rebound

category: Rebound-Blocks

2 players lots of rebound boards spread out not all the same distance from the centre. players score apoint by passing the ball into a rebound boar...

1 V 1 Two Channel

category: Eliminating-a-Player

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 defen...

1 V 2 Break Defense

category: Defending-Skills

Players work in pairs in this drill - attacking and defending pair.

The player who starts with the ball has to dribble around the cone and ...

1 Vs 1 - Get Past Your Man!

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The player with the ball has to try and get out of the back of the square by dribbling past the defending player.

If the player in possessio...

1 Vs 1 Battle For The Ball

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Two players run to the ball to gain possession. The player in possession tries to score. The player without the ball is the defender and tries to...

1 Vs 1 Defence A

category: Indoor-Hockey

The defence force play over to the forehand.

Attackers try and score.

When defender wins ball play out a 2 vs 1 counter attack.

1 Vs 1 Defence B

category: Indoor-Hockey

Defence force play over to the forehand.

Attack try and score.

When the defending side wins ball play out a 2 vs 1 counter attack.

1 Vs 1 Practice

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Split the players up into two groups for a relay type exercise which starts with one player from group 1 running with a ball to the goal on the hal...

1-1-3-3-3 Formation

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

This set-up will see your team playing with a sweeper behind the back 3. The advantage of this system is that there is always a covering player to ...

1-1-3-4-2

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

This system gives support to the backline as well as the midfield.

It relies on the 2 forwards to do a lot of running in defence and play fu...

1-3-1-3-3

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

This system is more attacking then the sweeper behind system (1-1-3-3-3).

The advantage of this set-up is that you have a free player behind...

1-3-4-3 Diamond Shape Midfield

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

4 man midfield with the centre half pushing up higher up the pitch, supporting the front 3 and the midfield.

When to use:

Choose A Folder...

The 1/2 court press is again a team effort and relies on all players joining in and being disciplined.

The 1/2 court press is a bit like spa...

1V1 - Scoring Challenge

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Set up two lines of players as show in the image.

The players with the ball start from the middle of the pitch on the 23m line and run out t...

1V1 Box

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Try and play 1v1 from three different positions.
One player at a time rotates clockwise to the back of next group.

1V1 Break Up And Down

category: Scoring-on-the-break

Split the group into 2 teams (no more then 4 / 5 on each team) put one goal on the half way line and one in the normal position on back line. Set o...

1V1 Defence In Box

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The front player in the cones is the attacker and they have to move around to create some space for themselves. They then receive the ball from the...

1V1 Delay Defender

category: Eliminating-a-Player

One player starts 5 metres away from the line, passes the ball to the player on the opposite line. Passing player has to touch behind the line befo...

1V1 Different Angle Into Circle

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Playing 1v1, try and score. It is important to play at speed and go close round the defender.

Defender has to try and get possession of...

1V1 Left Right Attack

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, player 2 has to try and score.

The defender has to start 5 to 10m away from a cone. They have to ...

1V1 On Both Sides

category: Eliminating-a-Player


The attacker tries to keep the ball on their strong side. The attacker becomes the new defender and the new defender gets the ball and rotates to...

1V1 With Restriction Line

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Players with the ball try and cross the 23m line between the cones
the defender is only allowe to defend infront of the line and try and scor...

2 Player Passing Pattern

category: Passing-Receiving

A. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.

B. Player 1 then follows his/her own pass.

C.

2 V 1 (Left To Right)

category: Eliminating-a-Player

  • Three players set up in a triangle formation, with the two attackers as the base of the triangle. The ball carrier is on the left side
  • <...

2 V 1 (Right To Left)

category: Eliminating-a-Player

  • Three players set up in a triangle formation, with the two attackers as the base of the triangle. The ball carrier is on the right side
  • ...

2 V 1 Self Pass Free Hit

category: Self-Pass

White player 1 and 2 have decided between them who will take the self pass (without the defender knowing)

On the whistle both white players ...

2 V 2 Up And Down

category: Practices-For-Juniors

First set out some 2 vs 2 pitches consisting of 2 goals, 15 to 20m apart with each goal being 1 stick length wide.

Once the pitches are laid...

2 Vs 1

category: Indoor-Hockey

Make a channel down the board by placing cones 7 - 10 metres away from the board
Forward passes the ball to the waiting forward on the half way lin...

2 Vs 1

category: Movement-off-the-ball

The player with the ball passes the ball square to the other attacking player. Upon receiving the ball player 2 runs laterally across the defender,...

2 Vs 1

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The player with the ball passes the ball square to the other attacking player. Upon receiving the ball player 2 runs laterally across the defender,...

2 Vs 1 Using Board

category: Indoor-Hockey

Make a channel down the board by placing cones 7 - 10 metres away from the board
Forward passes the ball to the waiting forward on the half way lin...

2 Vs. 1 Tag Defence

category: Overload-situations

Players start in pairs on the 23 meter line.

The attackers have to try and score a goal against the defender.

The defender has no sti...

2V1 Break

category: Overload-situations

One attacker and one defender stand at the top of the circle.

The 2nd defender stands wide outside the 23m area and passes the ball to a 2nd...

2V1 Gauntlet

category: Eliminating-a-Player

- 2 on 1 gauntlet elimination
- Mark areas out on the pitch
- Place desired numbers of defenders across the gauntlet

3 Man Passing Exercise

category: Passing-Receiving

Player 1 passes the ball to 2 who in turn passes it to 3 on the run.

Player 3 then runs round the cone anti-clockwise before passing the bal...

3 V 1 Pattern To Score

category: Overload-situations

3 blue and 1 white player start from between the gates (2 cones). Set in the specific areas on the pitsh.

Blue 1 starts with the ball and pa...

3 V 2 And Score

category: Overload-situations

3 players with a ball play 3 v 1 in the first grid.

After a minimum of 2 passes they can go towards the goal and play a 3 v 2.

3 Vs 1 - Swap Grids

category: Scoring-on-the-break

Three players with a ball start in the grid furthest away from the goal with one defender in the first grid and one defender in the second grid.

3 Vs 1 - Two Grids

category: Scoring-on-the-break

Set out 2 grids that are attached by a common line with 3 attackers and 1 defender in each.

3 Players, with one ball, in one grid keep poss...

3 Vs 2 - Floating Defender

category: Scoring-on-the-break

Set out 2 grids that are attached by a common line with 3 attackers and 1 defender in each and an extra defender who is allowed to move into whiche...

3 Vs 2 - Get To Goal

category: Overload-situations

The middle attacker starts with the ball.

The drill starts with one of the other ...

3 Vs 2 Self Pass

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.

The first white player then plays a ...

3 Vs 2 Self Pass

category: Self-Pass

The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.

The first white player then plays a ...

3 Vs 3 Set Break

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The players must start shown in the picture, standing on alternate cones.

The practice becomes live as soon as the first pass is played by t...

30Mph And 50Mph Zones

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Players have a ball each and work in two small groups. Each group begins in a crowded areas (30 MPH speed limit) and dribble around slowly.

...

3V2 Overload

category: Overload-situations

- 3 vs 2
- Ball bounced off the defenders
- Free play
- Key is to gain an outcome in the D (be it a penalty corner, shot on target, ...

3v2 Overload

- 3 vs 2
- Ball bounced off the defenders
- Free play
- Key is to gain an outcome in the D (be it a penalty corner, shot on target, ...

3V3: Open Play

category: Conditioned-Games

- 3 vs 3
- Small goals either end of an area
- Ball must be taken through the goal under control
- Once a goal has been scored, the ...

3v3: Open Play

- 3 vs 3
- Small goals either end of an area
- Ball must be taken through the goal under control
- Once a goal has been scored, the ...

4 Vs 4 Possession

category: Possession

Play keep ball. Teams need to keep possession for as long as possible or up to a set number of passes (first to 10 passes etc.)

Try and take...

4 Zone - 2V1 Game

category: Conditioned-Games

2 teams play a 6v6 game, with a left and a right central zone marked out with cones.

In each of the central zones there should be 1 player f...

4V4 Endzone Game

category: Conditioned-Games

Set-up the pitch as shown. Place one player from each side in the opposite End Zone.

Players have to try and get the ball to the player in t...

Adding To The Pass

category: Passing-Receiving

Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, who lets the ball run across the body and runs with the ball to the next cone. He or she dummies to hit the p...

Aerial Pass 1: Over The Chasm

category: Passing-Receiving

- Performing the aerial pass in pairs
- Stand around half a stick length away from the ball
- Step into the movement with left foot in li...

Aerial Pass 1: Over the Chasm

- Performing the aerial pass in pairs
- Stand around half a stick length away from the ball
- Step into the movement with left foot in li...

All The Way Across

category: Passing-Receiving

Teams of 4 try and pass the ball across the pitch as quickly as possible, not missing any players out.

Each player should at least touch the...

Attack From Midfield

category: Overload-situations

The compulsOry pass is a free hit from the RM to the RD. As soon as the pass is given the 3 attackers can try and score a goal. (Tip when the RM passe...

Attackers Defending

category: Defending-Skills

Player 1 feeds player 2 then closes him/her down. Player 1 tries to stop player 2 dribbling through the goals, and attempts to disposses them. If p...

Attacking Down The Wing

category: Game-related

RM (starting with the ball), passes to RW who first time (wall) passes it back.

The RM then passes the ball to RW who runs in field with the...

Attacking From Deep Left

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Player 2 (left wing) receives ball from the Player 1 (left midfield) and takes the ball into the zone where the defender can try and win the ball. ...

Attacking From The Back

category: Game-related

Team 1 has to pass the ball around the back and never miss out more than 1 player.

Whenever the ball is received by one of the wide players ...

Attacking From The Back

category: Game-related

The aim of this exercise is to get the ball behind the three defenders in the zone. On achieving this, start again. Only one player at a time is al...

Attacking Pattern

category: Indoor-Hockey

Player 1 runs through the slalom passes the ball to player 2 player 2 runs infield with and passes the ball off the board to player 3 who runs from...

Attacking Structure

category: Indoor-Hockey

Emphasis on the Attacking structure being that of 2 backs, 3 forwards and 1 forward stand in the circle

The back two players should be sligh...

Attacking The Circle

category: Game-related

Players 1 and 2 play a 2v1 against the first defender, before then moving on to the second defender.

They then run into the circle and try a...

Attacking The Circle

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Player 1 runs down the wing to then pass the ball backwards of square to player . He in turn gives the ball to player 3, who has run into the circl...

Attcking Down The Wing

category: Conditioned-Games

One of the players on the half way line passes the ball back to the two central defenders (7 and 8)
The midfielder may then make him/herself a...

Back Out To The Top

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Players with the ball run down the backline and play the ball to the player at the top of the circle this player receives and shoots
players r...

Ball Into Space

category: Passing-Receiving

Player 1 runs into the space to receive the ball from player 2 who:

  1. Can hit or push the ball
  2. Can give an aerial ball into the...

Basic Skills

category: Rebound-Blocks

1 player per rebound block.

Players play the ball into the Rebound block and receive the returning pass.

On the whistle the players s...

Beat A Player Relay

category: Eliminating-a-Player

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who dribbles the ball into the box before dribbling out of one of the side of the box....

    Box Break

    category: Scoring-on-the-break

    Defender dribbles with ball into the area in which two attackers are waiting to take the ball (the attackers have to tackle for the ball). On winni...

    Break From Set Piece

    category: Scoring-on-the-break

    Set up the break each time as shown in diagram for a 3 v 1 in the attacking team's favour.

    The break starts when the defender (number 1) pas...

    call in support

    Set out the grid as shown with 2 goals either side of the defender.

    1 player starts with the ball and has to run into contact with the defen...

    call in support

    Set out the grid as shown with 2 goals either side of the defender.

    1 player starts with the ball and has to run into contact with the defen...

    Catch a Stick

    3 v 1 - players with one ball between them. The players in possession have to pass the ball to each other while one player (white 1) attempts to ...

    Changing of direction relay

    Set out the cones as shown in the picture.

    Each side of the triangles are about 1m.

    They should be positioned in such away that the p...

    Changing the Point of Attack

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2. At the same time, player 3 makes a run infield to create a space for player 2 to pass the ball ahead of player ...

    Changing the point of attack

    Player 1 starts with the ball and runs down the wing. The defender puts on some pressure . Just before player 1 loses the ball he/she turns away fr...

    Channelling onto the forehand

    This exercise is designed to encourage defenders to force attacking players to move onto the defenders forehand

    The player with the ball tri...

    Chase Ball

    Set up two teams of 3, with a ball per team in two interlocking triangles.

    One of the teams starts passing the ball. The second team then pa...

    Collect ball

    Player 1 passes the ball past player 2 who has to turn, collect the ball and pass it back.

    Important for the player collecting to bend k...

    combination down right board

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 2 on the the half way line. this player then hook dribbles the bal...

    Commit Then Pass

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 2 runs diagonally from the right to the left hand goal, drawing the defender. The player then drags the ball across...

    Continual Side Line Attacks

    2 equal teams in the circle and lots of balls on both side lines.

    The coach calls out a team.

    1 of the players has to run to one of t...

    Continual Side Line Attacks

    2 equal teams in the circle and lots of balls on both side lines.

    The coach calls out a team.

    1 of the players has to run to one of t...

    Control Dribble

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • The players line up with a set of cones 10m away. The players have to push the ball in front of them and are ...

    Count to ten and catch

    Players have a ball each and start from the 23 metre line. Coaches or helpers are standing with their back to the players whilst counting to ten (a...

    Cover Defence

    Simple exercise without a ball to allow players to understand defensive positioning

    The engaging defender (at the front) moves from side to ...

    Creating 2 v 1

    Player 1 passes the ball back to the supporting player. Player 1 then runs in the opposite direction to which he/she wants to receive the ball. The...

    Creating 2 v 1

    Player 1 passes the ball back to the supporting player. Player 1 then runs in the opposite direction to which he/she wants to receive the ball. The...

    Creating scoring chances - 3 v 1

    Player CF feeds the ball to RW through the area. On receiving the ball the RW takes the ball to the back line, (as soon as the ball has passed through...

    Creating Space to Receive the Ball

    Player 3 runs into the channel. At the same time player 1 passes the ball to player 2. Player 3 has to time the run, so they can run out of the chann...

    Croquet

    Each player has a ball and has to push the ball through a gate. He/she then runs after the ball to push the ball through the next gate until a mistak...

    Cros top and cross deep

    Player 1 passes the ball to the player at the top of the circle, who receives the ball and shoots at goal.

    Then player 2 passes the ball...

    Cross over relays

    Same principle as the straight relays, but players have to run diagonally across avoiding the other team.

    It is that all players keep their ...

    Cross over Relays

    4 Teams, ball in each team. 1st player in each team has to run around the outside of the inside square back to their starting cone. Then give the bal...

    Crossing from the right

    Set up 4 cones with the distance of the crossing area being realistic to the game at least 15 meters.

    Player run with the ball (10M) to then...

    defence in box down right

    Attacker 1 passes to attacker 2 in stride. Attacker 2 tries to beat defender 1 in the box and crosses to attacker 3 in the circle.
    rotate de...

    Defence the circle

    Defender passes the ball. Attackers go 1 on 1 and try to penetrate the circle. Defenders priority is to stop the player getting through gate 1, then g...

    defending 3 v 2

    Players from the 23 metre line pass the ball to two players in the goal.
    These two players, on receiving the ball, can try to run and pass the...

    Deflection Left Post

    Work on player 1 starting off the move by passing out wide. Then make the lead to the left post and across the face of the goal to where the cross is...

    Disguised pass to the left

    • Adopt a 'ski position' in possession allowing vision of the ball and the receiving players
    • Look at Player 1 "visual dummy"...

    Disguised pass to the right

    • Adopt a ski position' in possession allowing vision of the ball and the receiving players
    • Look at Player 2 "visual dummy" ...

    Distribution

    1 Player feeds and 1 player has to receive the ball and pass alternating left and right concentrating on the first touch being in the direction of the...

    Distribution under Pressure

    1 Player passes the ball to the player through the cones then follows it to put pressure on the receiver. The receiver has to try and pass the ball t...

    Don't dive in!

    Players on the 23 metre line pass the ball to a player in the goal.
    This player, on receiving the ball can try to run the ball under control o...

    Double team

    The first defender over commits to the forehand side to make the player in possession turn away. The second defender closes down the space so that ...

    Double team

    The first defender over commits to the forehand side to make the player in possession turn away. The second defender closes down the space so that ...

    Drag Flick - Stage 1

    Place the ball on the penalty spot. Sit down on both knees (slightly ahead of the ball). Drag the ball from this position into the goal.

    Dribble or pass? 2 vs 1

    Players work in threes in this drill, 2 attackers trying to get past the single defender and score in one of the two goals.

    The white player...

    Dribble Pass and Move

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Split the group into two.
  • Player 1 dribbles up to the cone before passing the ball across to player ...

    Dribble pass and run

    Player 1 starts running, turns and gets a pass from player 2 and carries on dribbling. Player 1 then watches what direction player 3 is going, and doe...

    Dribble pass and run

    Player 1 starts dribbling, player 4 makes a move to the right/left and there is a short wallpass between 1 and 4. After containing the ball it is pass...

    Dribble pass relay

    Player 1 starts by running with the ball to the right hand cone, keeping the ball in contact with the stick, before passing the ball to the next pl...

    Dribble then Gate Pass

    White Player 1 dribbles with the ball to the blue cone before passing the ball through the red gates.

    Red player 1 receives the ball once it...

    Early 2 vs 1

    Players get into pairs with 1 ball per pair.

    The player with the ball dribbles around the area until one of the two defenders in the area co...

    exploit the overload

    two teams 1/2 pitch.

    Ball starts on the half way line each time.

    The practice starts each time after the coach calls which two ...

    Exploring the back line from left

    Player 1 runs into the circle and if the defender does not approach, player 1 can shoot at goal. Alternatively if the defender approaches, player 1...

    Exploring the back line

    Player 1 runs into the circle and if the defender does not approach, player 1 can shoot at goal. Alternatively if the defender approaches, player ...

    Farmers and Foxes

    The foxes (players) put bibs into the back of their shorts. The farmer (coach) runs around the area attempting to pull the bibs out. When a players...

    Fast break 3v2

    Team 1 attacks team 2. Player on the 23m line starts with the ball and attacks the two defenders from team 2 (while this attack goes on team 3 gets in...

    Fetch the Ball

    One player stands in between the cones with 4 balls.

    He/she has to push the ball out of the area. Then call out a name of the player that ha...

    First touch out of the box

    Player 1 passes the ball into player 2 in the square.
    With the first touch try and get the ball out of the square.
    Outside players stay o...

    First touch

    Set up as shown 10m long by 6m. (Place cones at each end.

    Player 1 pushes the ball through the cones. Player 2 receives the pass and with t...

    Forcing Play over to the Forehand 2

    Progression from the previous drill (1 vs 1 Defence A and B).

    Start the game more open, so the defence have to work harder to force the atta...

    Forehand Drag Stage 1

    Player practices the foot pattern in isolation. Strating in the middle and stepping out with their right foot to put their foot at 4 and back.

    Forehand Drag Stage 1

    Player practices the foot pattern in isolation. Strating in the middle and stepping out with their right foot to put their foot at 4 and back.

    forward support

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 3 on the top of the circle. this player then hook dribbles the bal...

    Game

    Full pitch game
    with no empasis in the game < no penalty cornersin the game, only free hits out side the circle

    Gate Passing

    1 ball between 2.

    Players have to pass the ball to each other through a gate. Using a different gate each time.

    The whole group shou...

    Get beyond the 23m line

    2 players stand on the 23m line with a defender. The defender is only allowed to defend outside the 23m area. One player on the half way line starts w...

    Give and Go Circle - Part 1

    1. The inside player passes the ball to their partner on the outside.

    2. The inside player then moves clockwise to receive the...

    Give and go

    Player 1 starts dribbling, player 2 asks for the ball, player 1 passes to 2 and runs into open space to receive the ball from 2. Then player 2 runs...

    Goal keeper circuit

    Place the 4 balls as shown 2 on the 23 meter line 1 right and one left in the circle.

    Goal keeper starts on the line.

    Goal keep...

    High speed ball circulation

    Good pile of balls placed with outside halves (2 and 3) who initiate each new movement.

    Player 3 plays the ball to 1 who slaps the ball at pa...

    holding up the ball against defence

    Feed the ball from the half way line to the player being marked (7). The marked player has to receive the ball and try and keep possession, allowi...

    holding up the ball

    Feed the ball from the half way line to the player being marked (7). The marked player has to receive the ball and try to keep possession, allowin...

    Hook Dribble - Pass

    Player 1 dribbles through the cones passes the ball to player 2's forehand.

    Player 2 receives the ball on the move, turning in field towards...

    Hook dribble check right

    Player 1 dribbles through the cones passes the ball to player 2's forehand.

    Player 2 receives the ball on the move turning in field to wards...

    Hook Dribble

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 2 on the left hand board. Player 2 turns with the ball in field an...

    Indian Dribble

    Revise Indian dribble and ensure the hands work correctly. Move the ball from outside the right foot to outside the left (as shown) and repeat

    Individual ball control

    1 player 1 board each.

    Reboun board can be turned to rebound the ball back high or low.(in the video the player on the left is receiving reb...

    Intercept or not

    Player with 6 balls stands outside the circle.

    This player has to try and hit the ball to the player on the far post.

    Player on the f...

    Interception

    Two lines of players with 1 ball per grid.

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who runs to the opposite cone. Player 3 makes their intercep...

    Interception

    Two lines of players with 1 ball per grid.

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who runs to the opposite cone. Player 3 makes their intercep...

    Island Bulldog

    All the players with a ball must try and get from one side to the other without having their ball taken from them by the defender.

    If they a...

    Island Bulldog

    All the players with a ball must try and get from one side to the other without having their ball taken from them by the defender.

    If they a...

    Island hopping

    Create lots of small and big islands with cones around a set area.
    Every player should have a ball except for 1 or 2 (depending on level of pl...

    Jab Tackle

    The jab can be used as a form of delay either to dispossess a player with the ball if the ball is away from the stick or to tempt the player to...

    Jailbreak

    One team runs clockwise round the inside of the circle with the other team running anti-clockwise around the outside of the circle (blue cones).

    Kabadi

    Set up with two teams, each team having their own area in which they keep possession by passing the ball around.

    The other team can send one...

    Kabadi

    Set up with two teams, each team having their own area in which they keep possession by passing the ball around.

    The other team can send one...

    Keep Possession Wall Pass

  • 8 Players with 1 ball.
  • 4 players on the outside are always on the side of the 2 players in possession of the ball.

    The 2 other player...

    Keep the space wide

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Red 1 starts with the ball and gives a square pass to Red 2. This player passes the ball down the line for W...

    Kick through Gates

  • Setup as shown.
  • Goalkeeper starts behind the line and advances 1 pace towards the feeder, who strikes the ball at goal to either corner.

    Learning to exploit the overload

    Player on half way line passes the ball to nearest attacker, who, on receiving the ball will try to score a goal with the other attacker - 2v1. Th...

    Left Right Receive

    Passing the ball between the cones.
    player 2 receives the ball on his / her open stick side.
    It is important to use correct footwork.

    Left To Right Cross

    Set out 6 cones in grid 10 by 10 metres
    The practice is to run with the ball to the 1st cone were the player lifts up the ball into space over...

    Long save into goal

    Place 5 cones on the top of the circle as shown about 5 meters between each cone.

    Goalkeeper stands between the 1st 2 cones and the coaches ...

    Look opposite

    2 players try and keep possession of the ball against 1 defender who has to put pressure on the player with the ball. The passing players should o...

    Match up 1v1

    Two teams. Each player is only allowed to defend against one player from the opposition. This exercise is to instil discipline in defence and sto...

    Move left then strike

    Players set up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top of the circle. The main striker (Blue 3) runs over the t...

    move out to make space

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 3 on the top of the circle. this player then hook dribbles the bal...

    Moving ahead of the ball

    Pass and follow. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.

    The third player must run one way and then back again through the cones before receiv...

    Moving the ball left to score

    Player 1 runs with the ball around the cone then passes the ball to player 2 who runs onto the ball into the circle, then dummies to take the ball ...

    Musical Hoops

    Put down the same number of hoops as you have players. and set out a square with cones for the players to run around.
    .

    H1

    Now lets put it all together

    1. Drill one:
    a. The keeper stands on the base line
    b. The keeper takes three steps forward and assumes the ready posit...

    Numbers Fitness

    Teams of 3 - 4 players.

    • Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball.

    The ball should be passed around the tea...

    Numbers Game

    Teams of 3 - 4 players. Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball. The ball should be passed around the team in numerical order while...

    Numbers Intercept

    Teams of 3 - 4 players. Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball. The ball should be passed around the team in numerical order whils...

    Offset Goals

    Two teams play a game against each other with off set goals.

    One Handed Block - Open Stick

  • Players set up in pairs, this is a 1 v 1 situation
  • One player starts with the ball and dribbles towards the defender
  • The defende...

  • One Handed Block - Reverse Stick

  • Players set up in pairs, this is a 1 v 1 situation
  • One player starts with the ball and dribbles towards the defender
  • The defende...

  • One touch passing across the river

    Working in pairs players have to play 1 touch passes across the river (2 lines of cones about 2 meters apart).

    If one of the players touch...

    Open side Block Tackle

    Strong low body position and balanced ready to move.

    Left foot forward, right foot back, stick on the ground or hovering slightly above the...

    Open Side Drag Relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the right cone before dragging the ball across their body to their reverse stick and going ar...

    Open Side Dribble

  • Set out the practice as shown.
  • Players are given a number from 1 to 4.

  • No. 1s should stand behind the black cone.
  • No. 2s beh...

  • Pass and follow exercise

    A good warm-up before the game is to start with some players with balls outside the 23m area. Put some other players 5-10m apart 3 down each side. ...

    Pass and follow exercise

    This exercise is to teach players to run on to a ball passed into space. The ball, when played down the right wing, has to be received by the players ...

    pass and follow

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 2
    Player 2 hook dribbles and has to make a decision to pas...

    Pass and Follow

    Players pass and follow the ball each time to the next cone.
    It is important to follow the following progressions: 1 - run and follow 2 - run/pa...

    Pass and move into square

    Set out grids 5 by 5 m. For the practice 1 player on each corner with 1 ball between 4. Player passes ball clock wise and after pass moves to touch...

    Pass and receive

    The blue team position themselves tactically around the area.

    Players with the ball make a pass to one of the static players, looking to the...

    Pass and receive

    The blue team position themselves tactically around the area.

    Players with the ball make a pass to one of the static players, looking to the...

    Pass and Return

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 and then follows his/her own pass. Player 2 then passes the ball back to player 1 for a wall pass into the spa...

    Pass and switch positions

    The player without the ball (player 2) runs towards the opposite cone and communicates to their partner that they are ready to receive the ball.

    Pass and switch positions

    The player without the ball (player 2) runs towards the opposite cone and communicates to their partner that they are ready to receive the ball.

    Pass move to receive return

    The player in the middle passes the ball to the outside player and then runs through the centre to the other side of the cones, looking to receive ...

    Pass to colour

    Start with red pass to White. Then red player runs and receives ball from Blue then Blue runs to receive from white white runs to receive from red....

    pass to reverse into 2 goals

    Set up 2 goals 5 metre wide and 10 m apart
    2 player passing the ball to each others reverse stick side pull the ball to the forehand to pass ...

    Pass, Hit, Deflect

    • Set up with three players in position. One with the ball, two metres from top D. One at top D, five metres to the right. One outside the far ...

    Pass, turn and pass.

    Players have a block, ball and 1 cone each.

    Players start between the cone and the rebound block with the ball they pass the ball into the b...

    Passing and receiving on the move

    Split the group into two.

    Player 1 dribbles up to the cone before passing the ball across to player 2.

    Players have to make sure that...

    Passing around the gates

  • 2 players, 1 ball.
  • Each player should stand 1m behind the gate.
  • Player 1 passes the ball to Player 2.
  • Player 2 controls t...

  • Passing on the move and score

    This is a great practice for players to practice passin and receiving on the move.

    Set out 2 lines or cones about 5 meters apart in both dir...

    Passing on the move and score

    This is a great practice for players to practice passin and receiving on the move.

    Set out 2 lines or cones about 5 meters apart in both dir...

    PAssing pattern

    Player 1 runs around the cone and receives the ball from the opposite wing (2). After receiving the ball, player 1 plays a DOUBLE wall pass with o...

    Passing patterns

    In this you set out 2 colours of cones. Player 1 after having passed the ball will run to the red cones and player 2 will run from blue to blue.

    Passing with 2 players in a square

    Player 1 starts dribbling the first ball across the square, in the middle they pass (push) the ball to player 2 and carry on running across. Players 3...

    Passing with Decision Making

  • Setup the practice as shown with cones 5m, 10m and 15m away.
  • Split the group into pairs.
  • Player 1 remains behind the line while pla...

    Penalty Corner - Stop 1

    - Stopping the ball on a penalty corner

    - Placing the hand behind the head of the stick

    - Ball picked up on the head

    Penalty Flick

    - Video showing a penalty flick

    - The player must be within 'playing distance' of the ball (should be able to touch the ball with their stic...

    Penalty Stroke

    - Video showing a penalty flick

    - The player must be within 'playing distance' of the ball (should be able to touch the ball with their stic...

    Playing 6 v 6

    Score at goal 1 and 2 = 1 point.
    Score at goal 3 = 2 points.

    If team A scored a goal at 3, team A should straight away change direc...

    Playing against Dice defence

    It is important that the team in possession plays the ball around and down the boards into the midfield players and back until the shape of the dic...

    Post Up and Overlap (2v1)

    - Playing a 2 on 1 in a narrow area

    - Looking to post hard towards the player and turn strong

    - Player making the initial pass should...

    Post Up and Overlap (2v1)

    - Playing a 2 on 1 in a narrow area

    - Looking to post hard towards the player and turn strong

    - Player making the initial pass should...

    Practice for hit out on left

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who gives a return pass to Player 1. Player 3 makes a run to create speace to receive...

    Pre match pass and follow

    1 passes to 2.
    2 passes to 3.
    3 passes to 1, who then shoots.
    Player 2 then moves to player 1 position, player 3 moves to 2 and play...

    Preparation for switching the ball

    Player 1 and 2 have to pass the ball between themselves in order to try and create an oppening through which to pass the ball through either goal t...

    Pull Back and Shoot

    • Practicing the pull back skill in a controlled situation to perfect the skill.
    • 1 v 1 between attacker and defender.
    • Defende...

    Pull Back and Shoot

    • Practicing the pull back skill in a controlled situation to perfect the skill.
    • 1 v 1 between attacker and defender.
    • Defende...

    Pull back

    Set up four cones in a 5 by 5 metre square.

    You can have 1 to 4 players working in any one square, each player needs a ball.

    Pull back stage 1

    Players set them self in the middle of 4 cones (the Clock) in this stage they learn the foot work pattern of the skill. Players have to step with t...

    Pull back stage 2

    Learning the initial stick positionAt this stage the players have to step with the foot to 11 and put their recvers stick by the ball (not touching...

    Pull back technique

    • Technique video to show a player performing the pull back skill
    • The player runs forward, before quickly transferring their weight ba...

    Pull back technique

    • Technique video to show a player performing the pull back skill
    • The player runs forward, before quickly transferring their weight ba...

    Pull back

    Set up four cones in a 5 by 5 metre square.

    You can have 1 to 4 players working in any one square, each player needs a ball.

    Quick break

    The SW has to hit the 16 yard hit to one of the opposite players. On doing so the three attackers try and score and the two defenders try and ...

    Quick Shot Relay

    The practice starts with the first red player dribbling their ball to the goal line before passing the ball back to the player who is on the pena...

    Quick shot

    Pass and follow to a player positioned just outside the circle
    or inside if that is relevant to your team.
    one thing obout staying out side the ...

    Ramp Elimination

    *** AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON ***

    Coaching Objective:

    To teach the attacker to run towa...

    Rebound Block latest

    The latest Rebound Blocks has a hole in one of the sides to

    1. fill it with water or sand for stability
    2. to add a stick to the...

    Receive Back

    Practice starts with player 3 passing the ball to player 2. Who in turn passes the ball to player 1.
    Player 3 has run towards the top of the ...

    Receiving On The Forehand

    Receive ball in front of the right foot with weight on right foot in order to pass ball in either direction.

    Eyes should watch the ball ont...

    Receiving On The Forehand

    Receive ball in front of the right foot with weight on right foot in order to pass ball in either direction.

    Eyes should watch the ball ont...

    Receiving On The Forehand

    Receive ball in front of the right foot with weight on right foot in order to pass ball in either direction.

    Eyes should watch the ball ont...

    Receiving the ball on the move

    1 - when receiving the ball on the forehand, the player should let the ball role passed the right foot, then continue the run, then pass back the b...

    Reverse Drag Relay

    Player 1 runs up to the 2 cones and reverse stick drags the ball through them before then running to the far cone.

    When they reach the far ...

    Reverse Stick Dink and Straighten 1

    After beating a defender with a reverse lift it is important:
    1.) Get back in control
    2.) Cut-back behind the defender, effectively taking the...

    Reverse stick drag relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the left cone and then drags the ball across their body from their reverse stick side to thei...

    Reverse stick drag relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the left cone and then drags the ball across their body from their reverse stick side to thei...

    Reverse stick drag stage 1

    Put 2 cones about 1 meter apart. Place the ball by the left cone (9 o clock). Get the players to start in the middle and step out with their left f...

    Reverse stick drag stage 1

    Put 2 cones about 1 meter apart. Place the ball by the left cone (9 o clock). Get the players to start in the middle and step out with their left f...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 5

    Reverse stick

  • at this level the reverse stick is used to transfer the ball from left to right and not as a separate technique
  • Reverse stick Drag stage 5

    Reverse stick

  • at this level the reverse stick is used to transfer the ball from left to right and not as a separate technique
  • Reverse stick Drag stage 5

    Reverse stick

  • at this level the reverse stick is used to transfer the ball from left to right and not as a separate technique
  • Reverse stick Drag stage 6

    To finish the skill progression you can put out a pretend player with a flat stick and get the player to do a double drag or a lift the video shows...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 6

    To finish the skill progression you can put out a pretend player with a flat stick and get the player to do a double drag or a lift the video shows...

    Reverse Stick Shot

  • Players line up as shown.
  • Player 1 dribbles the ball into the circle, running parallel with the goal. The player then pushes the ball out...

    Right Channel

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, who plays a 2v1 with player 3 through the channel. Once through, the attack becomes a 4v2 to try and score a...

    Roll Strong and Switch

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who has run across the pitch.

    On receiving the ball, player 2 turns around and runs towards the goal an...

    rotate forward

    Player 1 runs through slalom passes the ball down the board to the reverse stick of player 2 who passes the ball to player 3 who moves towards the bal...

    Round the Back

    Play 5 vs 5 or 6 vs 6 with goals facing to the side line (can also be played with one goal positioned on the top of the circle turned to the back l...

    Round the Gate

    2 Players, 1 ball. They have to pass the ball through the gate to their partner who, on receiving the ball has to 1st touch the ball wide of eithe...

    Round the Gate under Pressure

    2 Players, 1 ball. One of the players has to pass the ball to his partner through the gate. After the pass he/she then runs after the ball to put pr...

    Run around relays

    4 Teams, 1 ball in each team.

    The 1st player in each team has to run around the outside of the inside square.

    Only once they have ret...

    Run stop relay

    The boxes formed by four cones in this drill should be around 1 meter by 1 meterin size.

    The first player in each group runs to the ball and...

    Run through gates

    Set-up a number of gates about 1m wide.

    Minimum number of gates 1 for every 2 players.

    • Get the players to run through 20 gates.

    Run, pass and sweep

    This is a pass and follow exercise with 3 different elements that helps players with fast passing - particularly important when trying to score in ...

    run-for-the-line

    attacker attempts to outrun defender

    attacker wins by getting through red gate before being tackled, and with the ball under control.

    Running into Space

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who passes the ball to player 3. Player 3 passes the ball to player 1 who is running at the ball, turns on re...

    Save clear into the goal

    Player is positioned outside the D with 18 balls

    Keeper starts on the furthest cone away from this player.

    Player hits the ball betwe...

    Self Pass - Getting the ball wide

    This is a basic practice to help teach players a simple pattern to get the ball out of the back.

    Gold players start with a sideline hit and ...

    Self Pass and Pass

    White player 1. drives into the area, stops the ball and self passes to the left then turns and passes to the blue player 1.

    The drill conti...

    Self Pass to create 2 vs 1

    2 v 1 with depth.

    Blue player starts with a self pass and runs at the defender with the option of then passing the ball to the deep player o...

    Self Pass to create 2 vs 1

    2 v 1 with depth.

    Blue player starts with a self pass and runs at the defender with the option of then passing the ball to the deep player o...

    Set play area

    The defenders aim is to take the ball out of the 23m area in control
    and the 3 attackers aim is to try and score a goal. 3 v 3 plus a keeper....

    Shoot and Rebound

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Coach starts on the goal line by one of the penalty corner lines.
  • Player 1 starts on the 25 yard line ...

    Shooting challenge

    This challenge requires two teams; team 1 has to try and score with two touches (1st into the circle 2nd to shoot).

    Team 2's players have to...

    Shooting

    Player 1 passes into the circle and receives the ball back. The attackers all start running to get free (find some space).Player 1 passes to player...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds any other attacker who controls and (a) shoots or (b) develops to other attackers making 1 or 2 passes before shoting (as in the dia...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds any other attacker who controls and (a) shoots or (b) develops to other attackers making 1 or 2 passes before shoting (as in the dia...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds player 2 on the run in the grid.

    Player 2 then feeds player 3 on the run in the grid.

    Player 3 then plays a wall pass ...

    Shooting

    Development: Player 1 feeds from different positions around the circle.

    Short Corner Defence 2 - 2

    Setup the defence as shown with defenders on each post and a runner on each post.

    Player 1 runs to the top of the circle with Player 2 runni...

    Short Corner Defence 3 - 1

  • Setup the defence as shown with 2 defenders inside the goal on either post.
  • In front of them are two runners.
  • Once the ball is inje...

    Short Corner Technique

    This is the final progression in the diving technique. The goalkeeper starts on their line and runs out 3 / 4 paces before stopping. You then star...

    Short pass while dribbling

    Player 1 is dribbling with the ball and makes a short (wall) pass with player 2 who dribbles on with the ball. As the end players 1 and 2 have switche...

    Skill technique circuit

    There should be approximately 4 players on each of the 3 stations in this drill.

    The player at the top of the pitch (player 2) starts with t...

    Skills - Dynamic Shooting

    Drill working on dynamic movement to lead to dynamic shooting. This will increase the power and deception that you can put on your shots.

    Slalom

    Speed slaloms - try and go through slaloms as fast as possible.

    Left hand slalom is open stick only, players must go to the left of cone...

    Slalom test

    How quickly can your players dribble through the cone slalom, from one side the pitch the other?

    Slalom includes wide slalom, Indian dribble...

    Space pass

    Player 1 runs square across the pitch with the ball and then passes the ball into the space for the wide man to run onto the ball both sides. Then ...

    speed up the self pass

    2 teams

    set out 2 small triangles with 1 meter sides.

    1 player from each team and a ball stand inside the triangle inside the 5 metre...

    Speedy Feet

  • Setup as shown.
  • Coach and goalkeeper about 1m apart.
  • Coach starts with some balls about 8m out. The coach feeds the ball to the go...

    Sprint test

    Players are timed over a 40 meter sprint.

    The player who starts has a standing start, runs around cone one, then round cone two and back thr...

    Spy Tag

    All players with a stick and a ball. One player without stick and ball is the catcher they have to try and tag as many players with a ball.
    ...

    Squeeze

    Normal best hit from around the penalty spot.
    Attacker stands ready to receive the ball, ball gets passed in from the right side off the D. after r...

    Squeeze

    Normal best hit from around the penalty spot.
    Attacker stands ready to receive the ball, ball gets passed in from the right side off the D. after r...

    Steal - Reverse Stick

  • Players are split up into pairs
  • One player starts with the ball and runs about 5 yards into space, with the defender behind them to the l...

  • Stick Up or Down

    Player 1 starts by running with the ball to the right hand cone, keeping the ball in contact with the stick. The player opposite them holds their ...

    stop the ball crossing the line

    in pairs about 5 - 10 m apart.

    Both either standing on a line or by a cone. Player passes the ball to the reverse stick side receiving playe...

    stop the ball crossing the line

    in pairs about 5 - 10 m apart.

    Both either standing on a line or by a cone. Player passes the ball to the reverse stick side receiving playe...

    Straight and Square

    2 Players with one ball. 1 Player can only pass square, the other only straight forward. After each pass, the player has to run across to be able to...

    Stuck in the Box Fluid

    5 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 1 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defen...

    Stuck in the Box Fluid

    5 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 1 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defenders canno...

    Stuck in the Box

    - 5-10 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 1 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defenders cannot leave the squar...

    Stuck in the Box

    - 5-10 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 1 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defenders cannot leave the squar...

    Support and Swap

    The team with the ball must try and keep possession of the ball. Only 2 players from each team are allowed to be inside the area.

    1 player...

    Support the Wall Pass

    One player passes the ball to his/her partner who wall passes the ball back to the 1st player to run onto. The same player then turns and does the...

    Sweep far post

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 1. Player 1 then passes the ball into the goal with a slap hit. Player 2 follows his/her pass and takes the po...

    Sweep far post

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 1. Player 1 then passes the ball into the goal with a slap hit. Player 2 follows his/her pass and takes the positio...

    Switch and Pass

    Player 1 dribbles the ball across the square, forcing player 2 to also switch in order to receive the square pass from player 1.

    Player 2 th...

    Switch and Pass with drop off

    Player 1 starts the drill by passing to player 2. On receiving the pass player 2 runs with the ball towards the next cone on the opposite side.

    switch attacking pattern

    Player 1 plays the ball across to 2, who in turn plays it up inside the cones to 3 who shoots at goal. Player 2 then moves to where 3 was and 3 joi...

    switch out of trouble

    No matter where you are on the pitch, if you feel that you cannot continue to apply pressure towards the goal Then start to play away from defender...

    Switch Pass ahead of player.

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, player 2 lets the ball roll across his/her body and opens up to pass the ball to player 3. Player 3 has to r...

    switch quick passing attack

    Player 2 and 3 play fast passes while running towards the circle. Player 3 suddenly makes a long pass to player 1, who should take the shot. Player...

    Switching the ball

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Split the group into two.
  • Player 1 dribbles up to the cone before passing the ball across to p...

    Switching the point

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.

    Player 2 turns away from the cone, and passes the ball into space for player 3 to run onto.

    Pla...

    Team escape

    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...

    Team relay

    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, on...

    Team relay

    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, on...

    The 3 - 1 - 3 - 3 formation

    This document explains the 3 - 1 - 3 - 3 formation.

    The European Sweeper System is a naturally fluid one; currently played by the majority of t...

    The Game

    Play a full game.

    Defensive structure:

    Front 2 players block middle and left boards.

    Back 3 players mark man to man.

    At...

    Three man weave

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 3(A).Player 3 receives the ball and runs infield with the ball allowing player 2 to run round the outside to ove...

    Three pass and shoot pattern

    Players start on the 23 metre line, in 3 groups, each group with some hockey balls.
    2 passes to 1.
    3 passes to 2.
    1 passes to 3.

    Top D Preparation 1

    Stopping the ball and moving it into the D on a penalty corner

    Allows a striker to hit the ball to score

    Triangle Movement Drill

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • The space between the penalty spot and the 1st cone should be 2m and the same distance between the penalty sp...

  • Triangle passing

    The triangle has sides of 1 metre in length.

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 . The receiver has to 1st touch the ball to one of the sid...

    two 2v1

    Players 1 and 2 play 2v1 against the first defender then second defender, to then run in to the circle and try and score. Players 3 and 4 go into t...

    Two Jokers - Create the 6 vs 4

    Set up a grid (size depends on the ability of your players) and nominate 2 players as the the jokers in the pack (yellow players).

    The jokers...

    Two or Three Touch Game

    Players play a normal game of hockey with the added rule that the players are only allowed to touch the ball 2 or 3 times.

    Two players one ball

    Player 1 passes the ball square to player 2 and has to run diagonally to get in front and ahead of player 2. Player 2 on receiving the ball runs diago...

    Unopposed 11-a-side

    The team has to pass the ball around the team using two touches. However, when ever players run out of position, a player misses the ball or runs w...

    Up and down passing comp

    set out 4 5 by 5 metre squares with cones with a 5 m space between the squares.

    Players in pairs with 1 ball between them.

    players al...

    Use footwork to create space

    2 v 1 situation using a quick change of pace to eliminate the defender


    Coaching Points

    Pass the ball in to the defender a...

    Use footwork to create space

    2 v 1 situation using a quick change of pace to eliminate the defender


    Coaching Points

    Pass the ball in to the defender a...

    Using Board 2 vs 1

    The forward (blue 1) gives the ball to the opposition's defender and then tries to win the ball back.

    Once they have the ball the defender p...

    Using player ahead of the ball

    Player 1 passes the ball into the circle to player 2 or 3, avoiding the defending player, on the edge of the circle, who can only try and intercept th...

    Using Player on Back Line - RHS

    Player 1 runs into the circle and if the defender does not approach, player 1 can shoot at goal. Alternatively if the defender approaches, player 1...

    Using players in space

    Player 1 passes the ball into the circle to player 2 or 3, avoiding the defending player, on the edge of the circle, who can only try and intercept...

    Using the Boards

    Set up a line of cones about 5 to 8 metres away from the boards forming a long thin pitch.

    Make two end zones

    2 teams of 4 nominate a...

    Using the support

    Player 2 runs to receive the ball from player 1 before then carrying the ball to the cones.

    Player 2 then turns 180 degrees and passes the b...

    V-Drag & Roll Strong

    - Perform a V-drag and then roll strong
    - Can perform 2 practices per rotation
    - V-drag from left to right at first red cone
    - Roll ...

    V-Drag & Roll Strong

    - Perform a V-drag and then roll strong
    - Can perform 2 practices per rotation
    - V-drag from left to right at first red cone
    - Roll ...

    V-Drag & Roll Strong

    - Perform a V-drag and then roll strong
    - Can perform 2 practices per rotation
    - V-drag from left to right at first red cone
    - Roll ...

    Vertical Pass back

    Player 1 passes to player 2, then 1 follows pass and receives the return pass from 2. Player 1 then gives the pass into the space for player 2 to ...

    Wall Pass and Receive Back

    1 - pass to player in middle.
    2 - Wall pass back and player runs onto wall pass.
    3 - Wall passer runs away from the middle, and receives the...

    Wall Pass Circuit - 2 v 1

    Pass and follow with a wall pass.

    Player 1 passes the ball for a wall pass to player after receiving the ball back. Player 1 passes the ball...

    Wall Pass Circuit - Uncontested

    Pass and follow with a wall pass.

    Player 1 passes the ball for a wall pass to player after receiving the ball back. Player 1 passes the ball...

    Wall Pass Circuit with Defender

    Pass and follow with a wall pass.

    Player 1 passes the ball for a wall pass to player after receiving the ball back. Player 1 passes the ball...

    Wall pass

    Player 1 runs with the ball, player 2 makes a move towards the ball and receives the ball from 1, on the move on the forehand.

    Player 2 then...

    Wall Pass

  • 1 Player starts with the ball and does not move.
  • The other player starts at the cone.
  • He / she runs at the player with the b...

    Warm Up Circuit

    Setup:

    1. Lay out sticks on the ground about 1 metre apart.
    2. Six sticks should be laid in a continuous straight ...

    warm up drills with gates

    Set-up a number of gates about 1m wide.

  • Run to 5 gates and do 5 jumps over an imaginary line between the cones.
  • Run to 10 gates and ...

  • Wide pass forward

    Player 1 passes the ball across to player 2 who then passes up the wing to 3. Player 3 then crosses the ball to 4 who has a shot at goal.

    Pl...

    Widening the Goal - Prog 1

    - 3 active players
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First player drives forward, th...

    Widening the Goal - Prog 1

    - 3 active players
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First player drives forward, th...

    Working in the D

    Ball fed in to any attacker. The defenders defend against all 3 attackers. The attacker who receives the ball either shoots or passes to a free attack...

    Z10 Pass off the right foot

    Run with eyes up scanning for passes.

    Take a "long low step" onto the right foot.

    Place the foot flat on the ground as this...

    Z10 Pass off the right foot

    Run with eyes up scanning for passes.

    Take a "long low step" onto the right foot.

    Place the foot flat on the ground as this...

    Z11 Power Push

    Place the stick behind the ball and push. There should be NO NOISE on contact.

    Start with the ball in line with the right foot as this allow...

    Z11 Power Push

    Place the stick behind the ball and push. There should be NO NOISE on contact.

    Start with the ball in line with the right foot as this allow...

    Z12 Power Push

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    Posture

  • Left shoulder at the target
  • Knees bent 90°
  • Butt of the stick level with the kneecaps
  • Z12 Power Push

    VIDEO COMING SOON

    Posture

  • Left shoulder at the target
  • Knees bent 90°
  • Butt of the stick level with the kneecaps
  • Z13 Power Push

    Place the stick behind the ball and push. There should be NO NOISE on contact.

    Start with the ball in line with the right foot as this allow...

    Z13 Power Push

    Place the stick behind the ball and push. There should be NO NOISE on contact.

    Start with the ball in line with the right foot as this allow...

    Z14 Power Push Grip

    Grip

  • ‘V’ between thumb and index finger runs down the edge of the stick
  • Hands 30cm apart
  • Z14 Power Push Grip

    Grip

  • ‘V’ between thumb and index finger runs down the edge of the stick
  • Hands 30cm apart
  • Web Videos

    Sessions

    Bite size fitness session 1

    Continue working some specific fitness training by incorporating this bitesize session into your main stick and ball session. It will get them working...

    Pre-Season Conditioning - Part 4

    In this fourth and final fitness plan so we cover all the bases - working on cardio, strength, speed and agility - getting your players ready for the ...

    Posting up and Overlapping

    Get your players taking up forward positions on the pitch and overlapping to offer extra attacking options!

    Answers

    Community Drills

    Autosave 57289451

    Individual push pass for accuracy drill.Set up as many sets of cones as there are girls.Each girl gets 5 balls and keeps their own score.After everyon...