Drill Categories

3D skills Drills

As your hockey players develop stick control then you should be looking to teach them 3D hockey control skills. These are advanced ways of keeping con...

Shooting & Goalscoring Drills

Your players' hockey shooting and goal scoring ability will ultimately determine if your team wins games. Goals win matches! Shooting should only be d...

Drills

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 ...

1-1-3-3-3 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:

1/2 Court Press

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

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 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 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 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...

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Sessions

Bite Size Fitness 9

Don't miss this final 30 minute fitness session - Coach it as a whole or use it as a way to bring new ideas to your pre-match routines

Bite size fitness 7

Burst out of the blocks with this sprint and agility hockey conditioning session, and add a fitness element to your training today

Community Drills

2 v 2 Game play

Learners to just play 2 v 2 to score they must dribble over the end zone lines.Once the players have had a go bring group in and discuss 3 principles ...

Passing square

Set up 4 cones in a square. 3 players have to pass the ball around from cone to cone, they have to make sure the person with the ball has always two o...