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...

Overload situations Drills

Hockey overloads occur when a team has more attacking players than defending players in one area of the pitch - giving them a numerical superiority an...

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...

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...

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...

1 V 1 Corner Goals

category: Defending-Skills

The coach puts the ball in different loactions in the box and on the command, players run towards the ball before then playing a one v one.

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9 Zone: Full Game

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 9 zones (3 x 3)
- 6 vs 6
- Multiple players from each team in one area
- Forwards (white) can dribble ball from o...

Defensive Awareness

category: Defending-Skills

The attackers (Red Players) have to try and dribble the ball around one of the red cones in the middle and then go back through their gate without ...

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

4v2 possesion squares

split the group into 6s with 2 players in bibs in the middle of the square. The 4 players round the outside have to look after the ball. If the defend...

Autosave 88972819

Play a regulr 7v7 - can play through the coned area.Stipulation: If a team gaines possesion in the middle of the field - they must go back around the ...