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 (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 all...

Defending The Circle

category: Defending-Skills

Defenders on 23 metre line closes down and forces the attacker outside away from the goal. Attacker has to try and score a goal.


category: Defending-Skills

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

Web Videos

Fieldhockey defense

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



Community Drills

Attacking/Defending drill

The player in the centre of the grid must try to steal the ball from the players on the outside.The outside players cannot move however can pass in an...

Defending Drills

Block tackle and retreet. The defender blockes tackles the attacker and then retreets, the attacker then runs towards the defender followed by another...