Drills

Short Corner Defence 3 - 1

category: Set-Pieces

Setup the defence as shown with 2 defenders inside the goal on either post.In front of them are two runners.Once the ball is injected Player 1 runs to...

Continual Long Corner

category: Conditioned-Games

2 equal teams in the circle. and lots of balls on both long corner spots. The coach calls out a team. 1 of the players has to run to one of the sides ...

Open Play Short Corner

category: Set-Pieces

Set up as shown in the picture. The ball is pushed out towards the top of the circle, but on this occasion the stopper dummies to stop the ball but l...

Practice For Hit Out On Left

category: Set-Pieces

Setup as shown.Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who gives a return pass to Player 1. Player 3 makes a run to create speace to receive the pass fr...

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...

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 without ball a...

Penalty Stroke

category: Set-Pieces

Start a stick’s distance away from the ball. Stand sideways to the goal with your left shoulder facing the goalie. Position your feet behind the ball ...

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...

Coloured Marking - 4 V 4

category: Defending-Skills

Setup as shown. Get players into pairs and give the pair a bib, with the next pair a different colour. Red players can only tackle gold and blue playe...

Stick Stop

category: Set-Pieces

Put your head of the stick in your left handright foot forwardRighthand in middle of stickcushion the ball

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