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...


6 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

Hockey 6 Zone: Passive Defending Conditioned Games - 6 on 6 drill - Split a half pitch into 6 sections - A forward and a defender should be in each s...

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...

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, ...


category: Defending-Skills

Description. Two defenders can work together to channel. Coaching points. - First defender channelling should dictatce the direction of the attacker....


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!


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

defending on the sidelines

-first practice just the 1v1 on the sideline. talk to defense about body positioning and where they want to force - have the attack focus on eliminati...