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...

2V1 Break

category: Overload-situations

One attacker and one defender stand at the top of the circle.

The 2nd defender stands wide outside the 23m area and passes the ball to a 2nd...


category: Defending-Skills

Two defenders can work together to channel

Channelling Onto The Forehand

category: Defending-Skills

This exercise is designed to encourage defenders to force attacking players to move onto the defenders forehand

The player with the ball tri...

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) ...



Community Drills

Defending Game

2 defenders and attackers start inside the 25.3rd defender starts on the red cone.The attackers start the game by passing to another blue member in th...


Defender runs around the cone on the left at the same time as the attacker dribbles around the cone on the right. The attacker's aim is to stop th...

Changing point of attack:

5v4 in attacking third. One extra defender to rotate in. Attackers position themselves anywhere in the third at start of drill.Ball starts with atta...