Drills

V-Drag: Introduction

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey V-Drag: Introduction Video Techniques - An introduction into the V-Drag - The ball is moved in a 'v' shape motion, from the left foot to the r...

Dribble - Forehand Drag

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Dribble - forehand drag Video Techniques - Perform the indian dribble outside of the right foot.

Drag Flick

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Drag Flick Video Techniques Lastly practice the cross over step also used when throwing a ball on the move.

Forehand Drag Dummy

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Forehand drag dummy Video Techniques Players start with the ball at 6 then run to the 3 do a dummy and drag the ball of the right foot to the ...

Elimination Skills: V-Drag 180 Degrees

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Hockey Elimination Skills: V-drag 180 degrees Moving with the ball - 180 degree ... the World's Largest Field Hockey Coaching Resource and we're stil...

Drag Flick Grip

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Drag Flick Grip Video Techniques Hold your stick with hands slightly apart turn your top hand anti clockwise.

Open Stick Drag

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Hockey Open Stick Drag Moving with the ball Setup the practice as shown. Player runs up to the 2 cones then open stick drags (right to left) the ball...

Drag Flick

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Drag Flick Set Pieces - How to perform the Drag Flick on penalty corners - The most common approach to penalty corners in the modern game.

1 V 1 Two Channel

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The player with the ball starts on the half way line and has to try and go through the area with the defender in and have a shot at goal. The defen...

Choose A Folder...

- Player peforms a sharp change of direction, followed by a stick dink from hockey position, and finish with a one handed lift
- Combining 2D ...

Changing Direction With The Ball

category: Moving-with-the-ball

- Carrying the ball in different position
- Working on footwork
- Playing position from red to blue cone
- Sharp roll/turn at first ...

All The Way Across

category: Passing-Receiving

Teams of 4 try and pass the ball across the pitch as quickly as possible, not missing any players out.

Each player should at least touch the...

Changing Direction With The Ball

category: Moving-with-the-ball

- Carrying the ball in different position
- Working on footwork
- Playing position from red to blue cone
- Sharp roll/turn at first ...

Changing Direction With The Ball

category: Video-Techniques

- Carrying the ball in different position
- Working on footwork
- Playing position from red to blue cone
- Sharp roll/turn at first ...

Commit Then Pass

category: Eliminating-a-Player

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 2 runs diagonally from the right to the left hand goal, drawing the defender. The player then drags the ball across...

    Covering Defender

    category: Defending-Skills

  • Temporary footage
    Players should not wear baseball caps
    footage will be re shot soon
    Put a ball on the pitch and ask one player to stand ...

  • Drag Back Control

    category: Session-Videos

    Coach's objective:

    Drag from left to right thus creating time in which to pass to the right

    Purpose :

    Drag back control

    Coach's objective:

    Drag from left to right thus creating time in which to pass to the right

    Purpose :

    Drag Change Direction

    category: Moving-with-the-ball

    Set up two lines of staggered cones outside the shooting circle.

    Players take it in turn to run with the ball straight at the left side of t...

    Drag Flick - Stage 1

    category: Video-Techniques

    Place the ball on the penalty spot. Sit down on both knees (slightly ahead of the ball). Drag the ball from this position into the goal.

    Drag Flick - Stage 2

    category: Video-Techniques

    Place the ball on the penalty spot and sit down on one knee and stretch the left leg out towards the target.

    Drag Flick - Stage 3

    category: Video-Techniques

    Place the ball on the penalty spot. Start with both feet behind the line. Left foot steps level / beyond the ball. Right foot crosses behind the...

    Drag Left To Right

    category: Eliminating-a-Player

    *** AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON ***

    Coaches Objective:

    To teach the player to perform a ...

    Dribbling - Slalom

    category: Moving-with-the-ball

    • Utilise the Indian Dribble to manoeuvre through the cones
    • Alternate open side and reverse side pushes through each gap in the cones<...

    Dummy Short Corner

    category: Set-Pieces

    Need 2 players with a good drag flick, first striker looks to drag flick but drags it square for second shooter to run onto it and drag flick from ...

    Elimination Skills: V-Drag 180 Degrees

    category: Changing-direction

    - 180 degree change of direction
    - Useful when running into a dead space
    - Allows the resetting of the transfer
    - Player dribbles th...

    Elimination Skills: V-Drag [Duplicate]

    category: Session-Videos

    - Elimination Skills
    - Utilise the V-drag skill
    - Rapid change of direction from left to right
    - Drive towards red cone, use large d...

    Elimination Skills: Wall Pass Left

    category: Eliminating-a-Player

    - Line of players one end
    - One passive defender in the middle
    - One forward team mate a few yards offset from the de...

    Elimination Skills: Wall Pass Right

    category: Eliminating-a-Player

    - Line of players one end
    - Coloured gates at the other
    - One passive defender in the middle
    - One forward team mate a few yards off...

    Forehand Drag Stage 1

    category: Session-Videos

    Player practices the foot pattern in isolation. Strating in the middle and stepping out with their right foot to put their foot at 4 and back.

    Forehand Drag Stage 1

    Player practices the foot pattern in isolation. Strating in the middle and stepping out with their right foot to put their foot at 4 and back.

    Forehand Drag Stage 3

    category: Session-Videos

    Player starts with both feet at 6 oclock to then step with right foot to 4 and then move the ball from 3 to 9 oclock.

    Forehand Drag Stage 3

    Player starts with both feet at 6 oclock to then step with right foot to 4 and then move the ball from 3 to 9 oclock.

    Forehand lift over stick

    To do this skill the players should run to the left of each wooden stick and reverse stick drag the ball to their right, then forehand lift the bal...

    Hook Dribble

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 2 on the left hand board. Player 2 turns with the ball in field an...

    Left Hand PC with Hook Shot

    Drag flicker use a hook shot to move the ball around the keeper. Drive a step to the right before drag flicking. Flicker should aim further left tha...

    Open Side Drag Relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the right cone before dragging the ball across their body to their reverse stick and going ar...

    Open Stick Drag over distance

    Player attack the first line of cones at pace and perform an open stick drag before then running at the second line of cones and repeating the skil...

    Open Stick Drag over distance

    Player attack the first line of cones at pace and perform an open stick drag before then running at the second line of cones and repeating the skil...

    Penalty Flick

    - Video showing a penalty flick

    - The player must be within 'playing distance' of the ball (should be able to touch the ball with their stic...

    Penalty Stroke

    - Video showing a penalty flick

    - The player must be within 'playing distance' of the ball (should be able to touch the ball with their stic...

    Posting up: Using the body

    - Posting towards the ball, and then rolling away
    - Drags defenders out of position
    - Use of the body to shield the ball, and then roll a...

    Posting up: Using the body

    - Posting towards the ball, and then rolling away
    - Drags defenders out of position
    - Use of the body to shield the ball, and then roll a...

    Posting up: Using the body

    - Posting towards the ball, and then rolling away
    - Drags defenders out of position
    - Use of the body to shield the ball, and then roll a...

    Pushing test

    In this test the player has to aim the ball at the target, either dragging, slapping or pushing the ball.

    Ramp Elimination

    *** AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON ***

    Coaching Objective:

    To teach the attacker to run towa...

    Relay Dribbling

    Set out 3 or 4 identical lines of cones between the half way line and the 23 meter line.

    Reverse Aerial Receipt and Go

    - Receiving the aerial ball on the reverse side

    - Looking to cushion the ball onto the back foot, and drag the ball across the body

    ...

    Reverse Drag

    Standing in pairs on each cone players have to run with the ball at the left cone of each gate. When they reach the gate they should then drag the...

    Reverse Drag Relay

    Player 1 runs up to the 2 cones and reverse stick drags the ball through them before then running to the far cone.

    When they reach the far ...

    Reverse stick drag and pass

    Two players pass the ball into the board and receive the ball to run to the other rebound board. both player should reverse stick drag the ball and...

    Reverse stick drag relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the left cone and then drags the ball across their body from their reverse stick side to thei...

    Reverse stick drag relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the left cone and then drags the ball across their body from their reverse stick side to thei...

    Reverse stick drag stage 1

    Put 2 cones about 1 meter apart. Place the ball by the left cone (9 o clock). Get the players to start in the middle and step out with their left f...

    Reverse stick drag stage 1

    Put 2 cones about 1 meter apart. Place the ball by the left cone (9 o clock). Get the players to start in the middle and step out with their left f...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 2

    This next practice does the same as the previous practice but this time after stepping out with the left foot the player should pretend to drag the...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 2

    This next practice does the same as the previous practice but this time after stepping out with the left foot the player should pretend to drag the...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 3

    Next get the player to transfer the ball starting from the middle step out to the ball and turn the stick Transfer the ball across to the other con...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 3

    Next get the player to transfer the ball starting from the middle step out to the ball and turn the stick Transfer the ball across to the other con...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 4

    This time the player should start with the ball in the middle. The player should start the skill by dragging the ball towards the left cone before ...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 4

    This time the player should start with the ball in the middle. The player should start the skill by dragging the ball towards the left cone before ...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 5

    Reverse stick

  • at this level the reverse stick is used to transfer the ball from left to right and not as a separate technique
  • Reverse stick Drag stage 5

    Reverse stick

  • at this level the reverse stick is used to transfer the ball from left to right and not as a separate technique
  • Reverse stick Drag stage 5

    Reverse stick

  • at this level the reverse stick is used to transfer the ball from left to right and not as a separate technique
  • Reverse stick Drag stage 6

    To finish the skill progression you can put out a pretend player with a flat stick and get the player to do a double drag or a lift the video shows...

    Reverse stick Drag stage 6

    To finish the skill progression you can put out a pretend player with a flat stick and get the player to do a double drag or a lift the video shows...

    Reverse stick lift

    - Performing a lift on the reverse side
    - Useful when a player is being channeled
    - Set up a hurdle. Have the player drag the ball right ...

    Right side understanding

    5 vs 3 down the right hand side

    Effectively trying to get the ball out of the back through the right half when the transfer has been blocked...

    shortcorner move for weekend

    This is one of the moves I wanted my team to see before the training session because. We are playing a 2 2 defence ( with 2 line man)

    Skill technique circuit

    There should be approximately 4 players on each of the 3 stations in this drill.

    The player at the top of the pitch (player 2) starts with t...

    Squeeze: Over Hurdles

    - Practising the squeeze over hurdles.
    - Ball is played outside the body before the squeeze then collected by the left foot and brought back u...

    Steal - Reverse Stick

  • Players are split up into pairs
  • One player starts with the ball and runs about 5 yards into space, with the defender behind them to the l...

  • Stick Stop

    - Performing the stick stop on a penalty corner

    Through and back up!

    Set up mini-gates consisting of one cone and three other cones beside one anothe (preferably two different colours).

    Players take it in turn...

    Top D Preparation

    Stop the ball dead and then leave it for the striker to either drag flick the ball at goal, or to pass it.

    Use footwork to create space

    2 v 1 situation using a quick change of pace to eliminate the defender


    Coaching Points

    Pass the ball in to the defender a...

    Use footwork to create space

    2 v 1 situation using a quick change of pace to eliminate the defender


    Coaching Points

    Pass the ball in to the defender a...

    Utilising Space

    - Attacking at pace
    - Change of pace eliminates first player
    - Large drag eliminates the second defender
    - Forward makes consious ch...

    Utilising Space

    - Attacking at pace
    - Change of pace eliminates first player
    - Large drag eliminates the second defender
    - Forward makes consious ch...

    V Drag

    - An introduction into the V-Drag
    - The ball is moved in a 'v' shape motion, from the left foot to the right foot
    - A very useful elimina...

    V Drag, Roll Strong

    • Set up with 8 cones
    • Single player exercise, performing two v-drags in a set of cones
    • Runs up to first cone, perform a v-dra...

    V-Drag & Roll Strong

    - Perform a V-drag and then roll strong
    - Can perform 2 practices per rotation
    - V-drag from left to right at first red cone
    - Roll ...

    V-Drag & Roll Strong

    - Perform a V-drag and then roll strong
    - Can perform 2 practices per rotation
    - V-drag from left to right at first red cone
    - Roll ...

    V-Drag & Roll Strong

    - Perform a V-drag and then roll strong
    - Can perform 2 practices per rotation
    - V-drag from left to right at first red cone
    - Roll ...

    V-Drag: Introduction

    - An introduction into the V-Drag
    - The ball is moved in a 'v' shape motion, from the left foot to the right foot
    - A very useful elimina...

    Weight Transfer

    - Practicing moving the ball from the right to the left foot and back again
    - This a dramatisation to emphasise how the weight of the player s...

    Weight Transfer

    - Practicing moving the ball from the right to the left foot and back again
    - This a dramatisation to emphasise how the weight of the player s...

    Weight Transfer

    - Practicing moving the ball from the right to the left foot and back again
    - This a dramatisation to emphasise how the weight of the player s...

    Web Videos

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    Ryde hockey: v drag elimination

    Ryde Hockey Club High Performance Coaching Adviser Larry McIntosh introduces the "V" drag, an elimination skill that can be used to beat a defender wi...

    Best dragflicks ever! | field hockey

    These are some of our favourite and best dragflicks ever. It shows us the immense pace that some players can flick a ball. Comment your favourite drag...

    Sessions

    Passing Web: Ball Carrying

    Carry the ball in the right position to be able to pass in all directions or to eliminate either way. Develop players technique and decision making on...

    Unlocked

    Overcoming on the ball nerves

    6 drills and games designed to improve your players' on the ball confidence and improve their passing and dribbling decision making skills

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    2v1 - Attacking Right to Left

    Make the most of the overload - keep the opposition's defender guessing - will your players go it alone or use their option on the left?

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    2 v 1 - Going from left to right

    Build confidence in the 2v1 and get your players practising offloading the ball to the support on the right when they're on the attack!

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