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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...

Eliminating a Player Drills

The best way of making progress into your opposition's half is to beat opposition players by either dribbling or passing the ball around them (elimina...

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Defending In Pairs

category: Defending-Skills

Players from the 23 metre line pass the ball to a player in the goal.This player, on receiving the ball, can try to run the ball, under control, out o...

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...

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...

Defending 3 V 2

category: Defending-Skills

Players from the 23 metre line pass the ball to two players in the goal.These two players, on receiving the ball, can try to run and pass the ball und...

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