Drills

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 ...

1-3-4-3 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.

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Terminator

category: Defending-Skills

The players each have a ball. On the coaches command the defending team comes in to the area and tries to hit all the balls out. If a player gets ...

Web Videos

Field hockey 101: defending

Field Hockey - #3 Defending with Jeremy Hayward CD22 at REDS HOCKEY CLUB - Perth, Western Australia Kookaburra Jeremy Hayward (Australia) ...

Skill training and defensive drills

Duke's Pam Bustin presents the fundamental skills of field hockey and then challenges those skills in many different ways. The "1v1 Defensive Techniqu...

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Community Drills

4 v 3 Attacking

This is a 4 v 3 left wing intercept and attack simulation. 3 defenders start on the base line with the ball. 1 defender (FB) will try hit or overhead ...

4 on 3 Channels

- Back 4 out transferring- 3 attackers and 3 defenders start high- Ball played into 1 side and half back joins the attack (depending on numbers)- Back...

3 vs 3 Circle Marking

EXPLANATION:Ball starts with central X in midfield. 3 perimeter players (x’s) transfer ball laterally in midfield.3 Defenders (O’s) mark 3...

Progression

This game is a simple warmup.Attackers (in blue) must all start with a ball each. 2-3 defenders should be introduced also.Attackers must drive with th...