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Skill Circuit Drills

These hockey skill circuit drills will give you great ideas on how to create fun and engaging practice sessions for your players. They're also ideal i...

Drills

Shooting Challenge

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Hockey Shooting challenge Shooting & Goalscoring This challenge requires two teams; team 1 has to try and score with two touches (1st into the circle...

Attacking The Circle

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Hockey Attacking the circle Shooting & Goalscoring Player 1 runs down the wing to then pass the ball backwards of square to player . He in turn gives...

Shooting Warm-Up

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Hockey Shooting Warm-Up Shooting & Goalscoring Pass the ball into the path of the player running towards the circle. Player receiving the ball, shoul...

1 Hand Reverse stick hit

Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

1 v 2 break defense

Players work in pairs in this drill - attacking and defending pair.

The player who starts with the ball has to dribble around the cone and ...

3 Man Weave

- Three lines
- Ball starts in the middle
- Player makes a pass and then runs behind the player they have just passed to
- Periodic ...

3 Man Weave

- Three lines
- Ball starts in the middle
- Player makes a pass and then runs behind the player they have just passed to
- Periodic ...

Back Foot Shot

Run to the ball and shoot on the turn.

Also known as utilising the 'backspace'

A useful skill for strikers working on getting away f...

Back Foot Shot

Run to the ball and shoot on the turn.

Also known as utilising the 'backspace'

A useful skill for strikers working on getting away f...

Ball into Space

Player 1 runs into the space to receive the ball from player 2 who:

  1. Can hit or push the ball
  2. Can give an aerial ball into the...

Deflection from the left post

Players set up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top of the circle, who then proceeds to stop the ball and rol...

Drag change direction

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...

Goal scoring - individual practice

A great one for players to practice on their own and to develop shooting on the run.

In this drill the player has to hit the ball into the g...

In and Out Running

The feeders on the half way line pass to the players higher up the field on the wings.

The wing players must cut inside and then out to rece...

move out to make space

Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 3 on the top of the circle. this player then hook dribbles the bal...

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...

Opposed Shooting: Clip Hit

- Two active players (one forward, one defender) and a feeder
- The feeder passes the ball into the forward, while the defend puts pressure on...

Opposed Shooting: Flick and Push

- Two active players (one forward, one defender) and a feeder
- The feeder passes the ball into the forward, while the defend puts pressure on...

Pass to colour

Start with red pass to White. Then red player runs and receives ball from Blue then Blue runs to receive from white white runs to receive from red....

Quick Hit

HITTING TECHNIQUE

It is difficult to define the ‘correct’ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question wh...

Quick Hit

HITTING TECHNIQUE

It is difficult to define the ‘correct’ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question wh...

Quick Hit

HITTING TECHNIQUE

It is difficult to define the ‘correct’ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question wh...

Quick Hit

HITTING TECHNIQUE

It is difficult to define the correct’ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question wheth...

Ramp Elimination

*** AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON ***

Coaching Objective:

To teach the attacker to run towa...

Receiving the ball from behind

First player runs towards the channel of cones. Next player in the line passes the ball to the running player inside the channel.
The player ...

Reverse stick hit

Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

Reverse stick hit

Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

Reverse stick hit

Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

Reverse stick shimmy

Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

Reverse turn and reverse shot at goal

Players do 2 reverse turns through the cones (turning around the cone furthest away from the goal each time after which they take a reverse stick s...

Right Wing Cross

- 3 Forward players
- Ball is initially played wide, and is then hit towards the leading player
- Player traps the ball, and takes a shot...

Right Wing Cross

- 3 Forward players
- Ball is initially played wide, and is then hit towards the leading player
- Player traps the ball, and takes a shot...

roll out to shoot

Player at the top of the circle receives the ball with his/her back to the goal. Then turns with one touch, either left or right and shoots at goal...

Scoring from the spot

Players run to the byline with the ball pass it to the Pspot for a player to shoot first time (sweep). Passing player pass and follow.

Alter...

Semi-Pressured Shooting

- Top D Pressurised Shooting
- Passive defender
- Forward takes the ball across the body
- Defender must run from inside the D, arou...

Semi-Pressured Shooting

- Top D Pressurised Shooting
- Passive defender
- Forward takes the ball across the body
- Defender must run from inside the D, arou...

Shoot and Rebound

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Coach starts on the goal line by one of the penalty corner lines.
  • Player 1 starts on the 25 yard line ...

    Shooting Game

    - Play a half pitch game, with various numbers of equal teams
    - Two teams, with each time lined up at the side of the pitch
    - Each player...

    Shooting Game

    - Play a half pitch game, with various numbers of equal teams
    - Two teams, with each time lined up at the side of the pitch
    - Each player...

    Shooting

    Player 1 passes into the circle and receives the ball back. The attackers all start running to get free (find some space).Player 1 passes to player...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds any other attacker who controls and (a) shoots or (b) develops to other attackers making 1 or 2 passes before shoting (as in the dia...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds any other attacker who controls and (a) shoots or (b) develops to other attackers making 1 or 2 passes before shoting (as in the dia...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds player 2 on the run in the grid.

    Player 2 then feeds player 3 on the run in the grid.

    Player 3 then plays a wall pass ...

    Shooting

    Development: Player 1 feeds from different positions around the circle.

    Skills - Dynamic Shooting

    Drill working on dynamic movement to lead to dynamic shooting. This will increase the power and deception that you can put on your shots.

    Three man weave

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 3(A).Player 3 receives the ball and runs infield with the ball allowing player 2 to run round the outside to ove...

    Web Videos

    Sessions

    Coaching the Clip Hit

    Are your range of passes limited? Do you need to get the shot away quicker? Use the clip hit to add an extra dimension to your game.

    Free hits outside the D

    See free-hits around the circle as a massive opportunity to take the initiative and create guilt-edge chances at goal.

    Forward Running - Positive Play

    Carry the ball with confidence and run at goal! Teach your players to switch the ball and feed the lines to get the ball up the pitch!

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    Community Drills

    Shooting Progression 1

    Hit a ball against a wall from 5 metres away. This will improve your connection when hitting the ball.

    Shooting warm up

    Line up between the 23m and D2 passes and then ones the player in the D receives the ball they take a shot.Fast pace, accuracy

    shooting drill

    3 feeders around the outside 1 attacker in the middle players pass the ball to the player in the middle who has to shoot as quickly as possi...

    Shooting Square

    Needed? 9 Cones, 4+ Players, Goal, GoalieHow? Balls start at the Bottom Right side of the square. Player passes to Top Right, then Bottom Left, then T...

    Scoring and Endzone

    Two exercises working at the same time, 5v5 End Zone & Shooting.After 12 minutes they will swap.5v5: Players must run into the end zone with the ball ...

    Straight Shot

    Get the team to line up at the top of the D and give them a few balls. One by one they will take a turn at shooting into goal. If you wanted tl, you c...