Drill Categories

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...

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...

1V1 Defence In Box

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The front player in the cones is the attacker and they have to move around to create some space for themselves. They then receive the ball from the...

2 Vs. 1 Tag Defence

category: Overload-situations

Players start in pairs on the 23 meter line.

The attackers have to try and score a goal against the defender.

The defender has no sti...

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...

Sessions

Posting up and Overlapping

Get your players taking up forward positions on the pitch and overlapping to offer extra attacking options!

Answers

Community Drills

1 v 1 Defence practice

1 attacker v 1 defender. Defender starts with ball and passes to attacker.Attacker tries to move around defender. Defender focuses on low body positio...

6v5

A normal match with a line of cheese flaps in the middle. The ball can not cross the line but the players can.In attack try and draw pressure from the...