Drill Categories

Eliminating a Player Drills

The best way of making progress into your opposition's half is to beat opposition players by either dribbling or passing the ball around them (elimina...

Self Pass Drills

In 2009 Hockey introduced a "self-pass" rule from a free hit (an unobstructed hit by a player who has been fouled by an opponent). It enables the pla...

Drills

Defence The Circle

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Defence the circle Defending Skills Defender passes the ball. Attackers go 1 on 1 and try to penetrate the circle. Defenders priority is to st...

Short Corner Defence 3 - 1

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 3 - 1 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with 2 defenders inside the goal on either post. In front of them are two run...

Cover Defence

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Cover Defence Defending Skills Simple exercise without a ball to allow players to understand defensive positioning The engaging defender (at t...

Short Corner Defence 2 - 2

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 2 - 2 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with defenders on each post and a runner on each post. Player 1 runs to the t...

1 V 1 Defence C

category: Indoor-Hockey

Defence force play over to the forehand, while the attack try and score.

When the defender wins the ball, play out a 2 v 1 counter attack.

1 Vs 1 Defence A

category: Indoor-Hockey

The defence force play over to the forehand.

Attackers try and score.

When defender wins ball play out a 2 vs 1 counter attack.

1 Vs 1 Defence B

category: Indoor-Hockey

Defence force play over to the forehand.

Attack try and score.

When the defending side wins ball play out a 2 vs 1 counter attack.

1-1-3-4-2

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

This system gives support to the backline as well as the midfield.

It relies on the 2 forwards to do a lot of running in defence and play fu...

Web Videos

Field hockey defense tips

Field hockey defense tips, to learn more go to: https://hockeyperformanceacademy.com In this video Performance Coach Lauren Penny and Sasha Siversen t...

Fieldhockey defense

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

Sessions

Winning the ball to break!

Turned over the ball? No big deal! Produce a team that are ready to work twice as hard to win the ball back!

Answers

Community Drills

Goalie/ defence communication

attacker1 takes the ball into the D and passes to attacker 2. defender 1 tries to intercept or tackle attacker 1attacker 2 off loads it quickly t...

Sprint Attack vs Defence

Works on both attacking and defending skills.Working with players that are able to tackle and have an idea of simple game play.Both the attackers ...