Drill Categories

Shooting & Goalscoring Drills

Your players' hockey shooting and goal scoring ability will ultimately determine if your team wins games. Goals win matches! Shooting should only be d...

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...

Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Two defenders can work together to channelFirst defender channelling may direct the attacker towards the second defenderThe second defender communicat...

Marking

category: Defending-Skills

Temporary footagePlayers should not wear baseball capsfootage will be re shot soonPlace a ball on the pitchone player is the attacker and the other pl...

Web Videos

Fieldhockey defense

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

How to play defense in field hockey

A field hockey defense must control the opposing team's offense. Communication and positioning are paramount when building an effective field hockey ....

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...