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3D skills Drills

As your hockey players develop stick control then you should be looking to teach them 3D hockey control skills. These are advanced ways of keeping con...

Defending Skills Drills

A hockey defender's main role is to stop the attack, regain possession of the ball and pass the ball to a fellow player to begin an attack from the ba...

Drills

1 Hand Reverse Stick Hit

category: Video-Techniques

Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

1 V 1 (With A Gk)

category: Defending-Skills

The goalkeeper passes the ball to player 2 who on receiving the ball has to try and score a goal. As soon as they receive the ball the defender is ...

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 with...

1 V 1 Choose

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Two attackers run together at the same time with a ball each. Attackers can dribble through any of the three goals. The defender has to choose whic...

1 V 1 Corner Goals

category: Defending-Skills

The coach puts the ball in different loactions in the box and on the command, players run towards the ball before then playing a one v one.

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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 V 1 Move Through Channels

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Set out cones on lines creating lanes across or down the pitch, each lane approx 2m wide. The player with the ball runs diagonally across the lanes...

1 V 1 Positional Practice

category: Eliminating-a-Player

For instance a Right wing (RW) on receiving the ball has to try and beat the Left Defender (LD) to try and get a short corner or score a goal. The ...

1 V 1 Practice Relay

category: Eliminating-a-Player

One player (the defender) stands between two cones and is only allowed to move left or right with stick and body in that area. The player with the bal...

1 V 1 Two Channel

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The player with the ball starts on the half way line and has to try and go through the area with the defender in and have a shot at goal. The defen...

Web Videos

Fieldhockey defense

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

Field hockey 101: defending

Field Hockey - #3 Defending with Jeremy Hayward CD22 at REDS HOCKEY CLUB - Perth, Western Australia Kookaburra Jeremy Hayward (Australia) ...

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Community Drills

Centre Forward Attack

1v1 in channel to goal. 2 players limited to staying wide to support attacker or defender.Attacker to try and score a goal.Defender to take ball to t...

Contract Drills

In pairs with the defender and an attacker. And in a lunged position block tackle each other matching each others resistance.

in front

pass to obstruction (opponent)player behind gets in frontreceives the ball, and chooses which sideshoot quicklystrong in front of defenderquick shot