Drills

Defence The Circle

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Defence the circle Defending Skills Defender passes the ball. Attackers go 1 on 1 and try to penetrate the circle. Defenders priority is to st...

Cover Defence

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Cover Defence Defending Skills Simple exercise without a ball to allow players to understand defensive positioning The engaging defender (at t...

Defensive Awareness

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Defensive Awareness Defending Skills The attackers (Red Players) have to try and dribble the ball around one of the red cones in the middle an...

Short Corner Defence 2 - 2

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 2 - 2 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with ... the World's Largest Field Hockey Coaching Resource and we're still g...

Short Corner Defence 3 - 1

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 3 - 1 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with 2 ... the World's Largest Field Hockey Coaching Resource and we're still...

Attack Against Defence 6 V 3

category: Overload-situations

Hockey Attack against defence 6 v 3 Overload situations With the exercise starting with a pass from the left midfield to the left wing. Defenders hav...

Learning To Build Out Of Defence (9 Versus 5)

category: Overload-situations

Hockey Learning to Build out of Defence (9 versus 5) Overload situations ... the World's Largest Field Hockey Coaching Resource and we're still growi...

1 V 2 Break Defense

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey 1 v 2 break defense Defending Skills Players work in pairs in this drill - attacking and defending pair. The player who starts with the ball h...

Web Videos

Fieldhockey defense

How to manage defense Produced by England Hockey Supplied by European Hockey Federation.

Sessions

Posting up and Overlapping

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

Forward Running - Positive Play

Carry the ball with confidence and run at goal! Teach your players to switch the ball and feed the lines to get the ball up the pitch!

Answers

Community Drills

Goalie/ defence communication

attacker1 takes the ball into the D and passes to attacker 2. defender 1 tries to intercept or tackle attacker 1attacker 2 off loads it quickly t...

Channeling - defend the centre

For younger players mark a wedge shaped area using cones and challenge the attacker to move the ball into it within a given time.Defenders win automat...

Sprint Attack vs Defence

Works on both attacking and defending skills.Working with players that are able to tackle and have an idea of simple game play.Both the attackers ...