Drills

Cover Defence

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Cover Defence Defending Skills Simple exercise without a ball to allow players to understand defensive positioning The engaging defender (at t...

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...

Short Corner Defence 3 - 1

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 3 - 1 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with 2 defenders inside the goal on either post. In front of them are two run...

Short Corner Defence 2 - 2

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 2 - 2 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with defenders on each post and a runner on each post. Player 1 runs to the t...

1 V 1 Defence C

category: Indoor-Hockey

Hockey 1 v 1 Defence C Indoor Hockey Defence force play over to the forehand, while the attack try and score. When the defender wins the ball, play o...

Collapse Front Three Defence

category: Indoor-Hockey

Hockey collapse front three defence Indoor Hockey collapsing defence. pass into midmidfielder is to collapse together front three of zone. this will ...

Moving Defence Into Midfield

category: Game-related

Hockey Moving Defence into Midfield Game related In this practice the defensive players are in position of the field and have to try and keep possess...

1 Vs 1 Defence B

category: Indoor-Hockey

Hockey 1 vs 1 Defence B Indoor Hockey Defence force play over to the forehand. Attack try and score. When the defending side wins ball play out a 2 v...

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...

Fieldhockey defense

How to manage defense Produced by England Hockey Supplied by European Hockey Federation.

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

Goalie/ defence communication

attacker1 takes the ball into the D and passes to attacker 2. defender 1 tries to intercept or tackle attacker 1attacker 2 off loads it quickly t...

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 ...