Drills

Stick Stop

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Stick Stop Set Pieces - Performing the stick stop on a penalty corner.

Open Play Short Corner

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Open play short corner Set Pieces Set up as shown in the picture. The ball is pushed out towards the top of the circle, but on this occasion t...

Short Corner Defence 3 - 1

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 3 - 1 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with 2 defenders inside the goal on either post. In front of them are two run...

Short Corner Defence 2 - 2

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 2 - 2 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with defenders on each post and a runner on each post. Player 1 runs to the t...

Penalty Corner Injection

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Penalty Corner Injection Video Techniques - Restart at a penalty corner - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routi...

Penalty Corner Injection

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Penalty Corner Injection Set Pieces - Restart at a penalty corner - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routine can...

Penalty Corners

category: Indoor-Hockey

Hockey Penalty Corners Indoor Hockey Using both circles to practice the slip left shot and the straight shot.

Penalty Corner Hit

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Penalty Corner Hit Set Pieces - Utilising the strike from the top of the D during a penalty corner.

Dummy Short Corner

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Dummy Short Corner Set Pieces Need 2 players with a good drag flick, first striker looks to drag flick but drags it square for second shooter ...

Penalty Corner - Stop 1

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Penalty Corner - Stop 1 Set Pieces - Stopping the ball on a penalty corner - Placing the hand behind the head of the stick - Ball picked up on...

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.

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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 ...

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.

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, ...

Accuracy At Goal

category: Rebound-Blocks

Set up the rebound blocks. on the goal for the player to practice flicking the ball into the top right or bottom right corner.

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...

Channelling Practice Proud To Coach

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

Suggested Exercise

Player one begins with the ball in the opposite diagonal corner to player two. Player ...

Continual Side Line Attacks

category: Conditioned-Games

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

category: Self-Pass

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...

Drag Flick

category: Set-Pieces

- How to perform the Drag Flick on penalty corners

- The most common approach to penalty corners in the modern game

Draw Defence And Pass

category: Self-Pass

The player on the free hits starts to move to try and draw the defender to come out. As soon as the defender moves towards the ball the player pass...

Draw Defence And Pass

category: Set-Pieces

The player on the free hits starts to move to try and draw the defender to come out. As soon as the defender moves towards the ball the player pass...

Dribble Or Pass? 2 Vs 1

category: Eliminating-a-Player

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...

Free Hit Forehand Add

category: Self-Pass

Player on the ball waits for the player in the D to make a move with their stick outside the D for them to pass the ball hard onto the stick.

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Free Hit Forehand Add

category: Set-Pieces

Player on the ball waits for the player in the D to make a move with their stick outside the D for them to pass the ball hard onto the stick.

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Game

category: Indoor-Hockey

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

Inside Out - Indoor Hockey Outdoors

category: Conditioned-Games

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...

Kick Through Gates

category: Goal-keeping

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

    Move Left Then Strike

    category: Set-Pieces

    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...

    Pass And Move Into Square

    category: Possession

    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 Move

    category: Movement-off-the-ball

    Players have to pass the ball around the outside of the square with only 3 players. To make this possible, the player after the pass has to move t...

    Pass And Move

    category: Passing-Receiving

    Players have to pass the ball around the outside of the square with only 3 players. To make this possible, the player after the pass has to move t...

    Passing - 3 Stage Drill

    category: Passing-Receiving

    1. In the first stage players work in pairs, passing the ball back and forth across the grid.

    Passing - 3 Stage Drill

    category: Warm-up-Games

    1. In the first stage players work in pairs, passing the ball back and forth across the grid.

    Penalty Corner - Stop 2

    category: Set-Pieces

    - Stopping the ball on a penalty corner

    - Placing the hand over the head of the stick

    - Ball picked up in the centre of the stick

    Penalty Corner - Stop 3

    category: Set-Pieces

    - Stopping the ball on a penalty corner

    - Both hands together at the bottom of the grip

    - Ball picked up in the centre of the stick

    Penalty Corner - Stop 4

    category: Set-Pieces

    - Stopping the ball on a penalty corner

    - Both hands towards the middle of the stick

    - Ball picked up on the head

    Penalty Corner Injection

    category: Video-Techniques

    - Restart at a penalty corner
    - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routine can run smoothly

    Penalty Corner Injection

    category: Set-Pieces

    - Restart at a penalty corner
    - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routine can run smoothly

    Penalty Corner Strike

    category: Session-Videos

    - The ball cannot go over the backboard on the initial strike of a short corner
    - Should be aware of players running in on posts.

    Penalty Corner Strike

    category: Session-Videos

    - The ball cannot go over the backboard on the initial strike of a short corner
    - Should be aware of players running in on posts.

    Penalty Corner Strike

    - The ball cannot go over the backboard on the initial strike of a short corner
    - Should be aware of players running in on posts.

    Penalty Flick

    category: Video-Techniques

    - 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

    category: Video-Techniques

    - 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...

    Player In The Middle: Hitting

    category: Passing-Receiving

    - 4 players have to move the ball across the box containing one defender
    - Players must remain on the corners of the box
    - The defender c...

    Receive Reverse On The Move

    category: Passing-Receiving

    2 Balls Players in the middle receive the ball on the reverse pass the ball on to the next player to then receiving the same ball back again on the...

    Right Wing - Cross And Shoot

    category: Shooting-Goalscoring

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • The Right Wing starts with the ball and dribbles to the defenders penalty corner mark, commit the Goalkeeper and ...

    Run Out To Receive And Pass On

    category: Passing-Receiving

    Players start on small square and run out to the corner of the bigger square to receive the ball.

    After having received the ball and having ...

    Scoring Accuracy

    category: Rebound-Blocks

    Hitting the ball into the bottom corners into a rebound block.

    Shoot And Rebound

    category: Shooting-Goalscoring

  • 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 ...

    Short Corner Accuracy Practice

    category: Rebound-Blocks

    Put one block in each corner.

    Player rolls in the ball for the other player to hit into one of the blocks the returning ball is stopped and ...

    Short Corner Technique

    category: Goal-keeping

    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...

    Shortcorner Move For Weekend

    category: Set-Pieces

    This is one of the moves I wanted my team to see before the training session because. We are playing a 2 2 defence ( with 2 line man)

    Slap Hit Zone Game

    category: Passing-Receiving

    - 4 players have to move the ball across the box containing one defender
    - Players must remain close to the corners of the box
    - The defe...

    Slip Right And Strike

    category: Set-Pieces

    Players line up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top of the circle. The ball is stopped and the striker move...

    Standard Straight Strike

    category: Set-Pieces

    Players line up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out for the stopper to stop at the top of the circle, before moving the ball in for th...

    Stick Stop

    category: Set-Pieces

    - Stick stoppping the ball for a penalty corner

    Stick Stop

    category: Video-Techniques

    - Stick stoppping the ball for a penalty corner

    The Drawbridge

    category: Set-Pieces

    Line up for the short corner as shown above. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top. The striker then moves the ball to the right. Blu...

    Top D Preparation 1

    category: Set-Pieces

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

    Allows a striker to hit the ball to score

    Tracking Back

    category: Defending-Skills

    - Ball is fed into a forward on the half way line T- spot
    - Two defenders
    - One defender is set slightly ahead of the forward
    - The ...

    Tracking Back

    - Ball is fed into a forward on the half way line T- spot
    - Two defenders
    - One defender is set slightly ahead of the forward
    - The ...

    Web Videos

    The best penalty corners ever (women)

    Hello, in today's video I will be showing you the best penalty corners ever in women's hockey! Drag flicks, hits and reverse sticks! Amazing penalty c...

    Top short corners | field hockey

    With the Olympics starting in Rio today I really hope we will see some short corners like these ones. Feel free to leave a like and subscribe.

    Drag flicks - the best ever

    Hello, in today's video I will be showing you the best drag flicks ever! The drag flicks will be from the best drag flickers in international field ho...

    Maddie hinch - field hockey legend

    Hello, in today's video MADDIE HINCH will be showing us her best field hockey saves ever! Maddie Hinch is a Great Britain and England field hockey pla...

    Sessions

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    Community Drills

    Mobile push passing to left /right

    Exercise A : teach mobile straight push, focus on ball at back foot + no sound* divide the 8 players over 4 corners.* with 8 pp use 4 balls. With...

    Autosave 94058182

    Split into 4 teams - each team in a different color. When a team scores they stay on the field - the next color team comes on. Team that lost waits be...

    Rolling 4 v 2

    two teams. Blue team attacks reds when the play is over blue team go to side and red team collect 2 more players from the corner and attack 2 new blue...

    boxed overloads

    4 x 5 meter boxes are set up on 23 line with a cone on the right corner.starting in the right hand box and with a defender and attacker already in the...