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...


1V1 Delay Defender

category: Eliminating-a-Player

One player starts 5 metres away from the line, passes the ball to the player on the opposite line. Passing player has to touch behind the line befo...

Follow And Intercept - On The Line

category: Practices-For-Juniors

The attacking player tries to get the ball from one line to the other.

The defending player should watch patiently and steal the ball when i...

Practice For Scoring Goals

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Two teams and one keeper. The attacking team brings the ball into the circle. The defending team must gain possession and successfully get the ball ou...

Web Videos

Defensive tips | ft.eddie way

How-to: Improve your defending as a field hockey player. A tutorial with Crown Hockey's sponsored athlete Eddie Way, giving you his top tips when defe...

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...


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

6v5 With 2 Circle Defenders

The players will play a 6v5, The two defenders in the circle can not leave the circle, and the other defenders can not enter the circle. The whole poi...