Drill Categories

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...

Indoor Hockey Drills

This is the indoor variant of traditional outdoor field hockey. It began as a pastime for players during the off-season. The key difference between fi...

Drills

Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Channelling Defending Skills Two defenders can work together to channel.

Defence The Circle

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Defence the circle Defending Skills Defender passes the ball. Attackers go 1 on 1 and try to penetrate the circle. Defenders priority is to st...

Covering Defender

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Covering defender Defending Skills Temporary footage Players should not wear baseball caps footage will be re shot soon Put a ball on the pitc...

Defending In Pairs

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Defending in pairs Defending Skills Players from the 23 metre line pass the ball to a player in the goal. This player, on receiving the ball, ...

Double Team

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Double team Defending Skills The first defender over commits to the forehand side to make the player in possession turn away. The second defen...

1 V 1 - Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey 1 v 1 - Channelling Defending Skills Split your group into two teams - defenders and attackers. Players with the ball have to run around the c...

Jab Tackle

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Jab Tackle Defending Skills The jab can be used as a form of delay either to dispossess a player with the ball if the ball is away from the st...

1 V 2 Break Defense

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey 1 v 2 break defense Defending Skills Players work in pairs in this drill - attacking and defending pair. The player who starts with the ball h...

Web Videos

Field hockey defense tips

Field hockey defense tips, to learn more go to: https://hockeyperformanceacademy.com In this video Performance Coach Lauren Penny and Sasha Siversen t...

Sessions

Winning the ball to break!

Turned over the ball? No big deal! Produce a team that are ready to work twice as hard to win the ball back!

Answers

Community Drills

Defending the goal

2 vs. 2 and goalie attackers attempt to score while defenders use jab technique to attempt to gain ball and take to opposite line.

Outletting against 1/2 court press

A free hit within the half against a 1/2 court pressLinks and forwards to make in-out lead runs to pull the defending players out of the pass's path

Sprint Attack vs Defence

Works on both attacking and defending skills.Working with players that are able to tackle and have an idea of simple game play.Both the attackers ...