Drill Categories

Self Pass Drills

In 2009 Hockey introduced a "self-pass" rule from a free hit (an unobstructed hit by a player who has been fouled by an opponent). It enables the pla...

Drills

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...

3 Vs 2 Self Pass

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.

The first white player then plays a ...

3 Vs 2 Self Pass

category: Self-Pass

The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.

The first white player then plays a ...

9 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 9 zones (3 x 3)
- 6 vs 6
- Can only ever have one forward and one attacker in each area
- Forwards (white) cannot...

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.

Block Tackle - Reverse

category: Defending-Skills

- Using a reverse stick block challenge to gain possession of the ball

Web Videos

Hockey nsw: crossbar challenge 2015

The class of 2015 take on the crossbar challenge at training on the first rest day of the national u21 men's hockey championships in Canberra.

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Sessions

Bite size fitness 8

Full pitch sprints and acceleration drills feature in this mini hockey-fitness session. Use this plan to add a fitness element to your training

Bite size fitness 6

This is a tough and physically demanding hockey conditioning session - working on your players' sprint stamina and muscular endurance

Community Drills

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 Tec...

Challenge for the ball

Each player sidesteps left and sprints for the ball. Player who gains possession has to dribble back to his cones. The other player becomes the defend...

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Coach start ball with team "x"5 v 3 to goalIf "o" comes up with ball - look to transfer ball right to their teammatesChallenge: