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

Defensive Awareness

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Defensive Awareness Defending Skills The attackers (Red Players) have to try and dribble the ball around one of the red cones in the middle an...

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...

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...

Defensive Transfer

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

Hockey Defensive Transfer Roles and Responsibilities Important players play at match intensity. Scan before receive, let ball come right past right f...

Dribble Through - Defensive Zone Game

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Dribble through - Defensive zone game Defending Skills 4 players inside the 23 meter area try to pass the ball through the defensive zone (the...

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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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...

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

Autosave 45612558

Practice and progressions (cont.):Depending on numbers, split into teams of 4/5.Possession game in 1/8 of pitch.If sufficient numbers, 2 games running...

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 ...