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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...



category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Channelling Defending Skills Two defenders can work together to channel.

1 V 1 - Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey 1 v 1 - Channelling Defending Skills Split your group into two teams - defenders and attackers. Players with the ball have to run around the c...

Channelling Proud To Coach

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

Hockey Channelling Proud to coach Roles and Responsibilities Difficulty of the skill: Red - a difficult core skill for ages 7-9 years and upwards. As...

Channelling Practice Proud To Coach

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

Hockey Channelling Practice Proud to Coach Roles and Responsibilities Suggested Exercise Player one begins with the ball in the opposite diagonal co...

Web Videos

Ryde hockey core skills: defence

For our coaches. A brief session outline for our junior coaches to ensure they hit on the key technical points associated with defensive channelling.

1v1 2v2 3v3 drill

Hockey Drills with Ben Collier, HEAT Hockey Excellence At Taranaki, Taranaki Hardcore Hockey.



Community Drills

Channelling & Tackling

Tackle BoxesChannelling DrillChannelling on GoalTackle Boxes1 vs 1Focusing on tackling techniquesDefence working back on the defensive lineFocusing on...

3 drill set-up: dribble, tackle, pass

Players split into 3 groups and rotate between drills.Dribbling: dribble through the triangle following each other good for vision.tackling: channelli...


Defender forces attacking player off the back of the pitch by channelling them towards the side.