Drills

Dribble Through - Defensive Zone Game

category: Defending-Skills

4 players inside the 23 meter area try to pass the ball through the defensive zone (the space between the 23 meter to the half way line) to the player...

6 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

- 6 on 6 drill- Split a half pitch into 6 sections- A forward and a defender should be in each section- Defenders can only intercept the ball (no tack...

Moving Defence Into Midfield

category: Game-related

In this practice the defensive players are in position of the field and have to try and keep possession of the ball and put through one of the players...

Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

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

Open Side Block Tackle

category: Defending-Skills

Strong low body position and balanced ready to move. Left foot forward, right foot back, stick on the ground or hovering slightly above the ground. ...

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...

Web Videos

Fieldhockey defense

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