Drills

Creating Space To Receive The Ball

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Creating Space to Receive the Ball Movement off the ball Player 3 runs into the channel. At the same time player 1 passes the ball to player 2...

Keep The Space Wide

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Keep the space wide Set Pieces Setup the practice as shown. Red 1 starts with the ball and gives a square pass to Red 2. This player passes th...

Terminator

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Terminator Defending Skills The players each have a ball. ... hit out then they can stay in and help their team mates by finding space to rece...

Web Videos

England hockey: creating space tips

This is an excellent series of coaching videos produced by England Hockey to help players develop their skills. Want to see more? Just subscribe! Enjo...

Sessions

Finding space to maintain possession

Improve your players' ability to find space in which to receive the ball by looking for the give and go, losing your marker and by calling for the bal...

Play wide to go Forward

Stretch them out - Use the whole width of the pitch and stretch your opposition to breaking point!

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Community Drills

Knockout game (its a knockout)

Each player has a ball in a fixed area (half a mini pitch)Players move with ball in the area. When the whistle blows players can knock out any other b...

Passing Triangle

The triangle drill is used to improve passing and movement of players. Players have to peel of a cone and receive the ball. Help players with loo...

Conditioned Mini Game

Players start in their own half and the game begins with a backwards pass. Players must work as a team to attmpt to stop the ball on the back lin...

Mini-Match

Setup a simple field wth 2 goals and two teams of 3 or maximum 4 each. Choose one or two aspects to focus on depending on the age and ability of the g...