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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...

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

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...

Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

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

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...

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, ...

Interception

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Interception Defending Skills Two lines of players with 1 ball per grid. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who runs to the opposite cone. P...

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 Vs 1 - Get Past Your Man!

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The player with the ball has to try and get out of the back of the square by dribbling past the defending player.

If the player in possessio...

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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...

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Community Drills

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

Attacking/Defending Drill

Starting on the left or the right. The attackers dribble forward and pass and try to score a goal. the defenders, defend and try to clear the ball. Af...