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...

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...

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...

Cover Defence

category: Defending-Skills

This video shows the movement of the cover defender (at the back) to the engaging defender.

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...

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...

Web Videos

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 Techniqu...

Five point drill with jan trapp

Jan Trapp, the Messiah College Head Coach, demonstrates the Five Point Drill on the instructional field hockey DVD Stick Work Progressions for Field H...