Drills

Coloured Marking - 4 V 4

category: Defending-Skills

Setup as shown. Get players into pairs and give the pair a bib, with the next pair a different colour. Red players can only tackle gold and blue playe...

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 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 without ball a...

Introduction: Practice For Pressing The Ball

category: Defending-Skills

3 v 1 - 3 players keeping possession of the ball against player in the middle. Players in possession of the ball score a point by passing the ball ant...

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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...

Fieldhockey defense

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

Ryde hockey core skills #3 - tackling

Ryde Hockey Club Director of Coaching Tim Collier offers some tips for players and coaches interested in mastering the core skills of hockey. In this ...

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