Drills

Defence The Circle

category: Defending-Skills

Defender passes the ball. Attackers go 1 on 1 and try to penetrate the circle. Defenders priority is to stop the player getting through gate 1, then g...

Defending The Circle

category: Defending-Skills

Defenders on 23 metre line closes down and forces the attacker outside away from the goal. Attacker has to try and score a goal.

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 then try t...

Dribble Through - Defensive Zone Game

category: Defending-Skills

4 players inside the 23 meter area try to pass the ball through the defensive zone (the space between the 23 meter to the half way line) to the player...

Defensive Awareness

category: Defending-Skills

The attackers (Red Players) have to try and dribble the ball around one of the red cones in the middle and then go back through their gate without bei...

Defending 3 V 2

category: Defending-Skills

Players from the 23 metre line pass the ball to two players in the goal.These two players, on receiving the ball, can try to run and pass the ball und...

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Fieldhockey defense

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

How to play defense in field hockey

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