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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...

Indoor Hockey Drills

This is the indoor variant of traditional outdoor field hockey. It began as a pastime for players during the off-season. The key difference between fi...

Drills

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 V 1 - Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Split your group into two teams - defenders and attackers.

Players with the ball have to run around the cone and try and score. Players with...

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 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 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...

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Fieldhockey defense

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

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Community Drills

Rob the nest

Get the team to line up at four different places, and the objective is to get as many balls in front of your team as possible. You are able to take fr...

Centre Forward Attack

1v1 in channel to goal. 2 players limited to staying wide to support attacker or defender.Attacker to try and score a goal.Defender to take ball to t...

Long Sweep / Slap shots

Playing at match intensity, across the 25, pass and follow until final dribble & shot on goal. Race to get all players back to centre line. Run to mee...