Drill Categories

Indoor Hockey Drills

This is the indoor variant of traditional outdoor field hockey. It began as a pastime for players during the off-season. The key difference between fi...

Passing & Receiving Drills

Passing and receiving are fundamental skills in the game of field hockey and determine the success of your team. The best teams make the ball do the w...

Self Pass Drills

In 2009 Hockey introduced a "self-pass" rule from a free hit (an unobstructed hit by a player who has been fouled by an opponent). It enables the pla...

Set Pieces Drills

Set pieces, sometimes referred to as set-plays in hockey, happen when restarting a game after a foul, the taking of a corner, penalty corner or hit in...

Drills

1 Hand Reverse Stick Hit

category: Video-Techniques

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...

2 V 1 Self Pass Free Hit

category: Self-Pass

White player 1 and 2 have decided between them who will take the self pass (without the defender knowing)

On the whistle both white players ...

3 V 1 Pattern To Score

category: Overload-situations

3 blue and 1 white player start from between the gates (2 cones). Set in the specific areas on the pitsh.

Blue 1 starts with the ball and pa...

3 V 2 Relay

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The white team play 3v2 against the blue team. When the attack is finished, the white team play 3v2 against the orange team. Then the orange team...

3 Vs 2 Self Pass

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.

The first white player then plays a ...

3 Vs 2 Self Pass

category: Self-Pass

The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.

The first white player then plays a ...

4 Goal Game

category: Conditioned-Games

Game with 4 goals - where each team has two goals in which they can score.

Make sure that the distance between the 2 goals encourages the pla...

5 Seconds Grace

category: Self-Pass

All players have a ball each except for the 2 defenders.

The defending players without a ball can try to take a ball but only from a player ...

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...

9 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 9 zones (3 x 3)
- 6 vs 6
- Can only ever have one forward and one attacker in each area
- Forwards (white) cannot...

Accuracy At Goal

category: Rebound-Blocks

Set up the rebound blocks. on the goal for the player to practice flicking the ball into the top right or bottom right corner.

Accurate Kicking - Long Distance

category: Goal-keeping

The feeder feeds the ball to the goalkeeper who kicks the ball to the wide player who either kicks / hits the ball back to the goalkeeper.

C...

Adding To The Pass

category: Passing-Receiving

Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, who lets the ball run across the body and runs with the ball to the next cone. He or she dummies to hit the p...

Attack From Midfield

category: Overload-situations

The compulsOry pass is a free hit from the RM to the RD. As soon as the pass is given the 3 attackers can try and score a goal. (Tip when the RM passe...

Attacking From A Hit In

category: Game-related

4 vs 2 from a sideline ball

Play wall pass with LM and look for forward options.

LB plays ball to LW, LW should keep the line free th...

Back Foot Shot

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

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

category: Video-Techniques

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

category: Passing-Receiving

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...

Catch A Stick

category: Possession

3 v 1 - players with one ball between them. The players in possession have to pass the ball to each other while one player (white 1) attempts to ...

Changing 4 Vs 2

category: Possession

Three teams of 2.

Two teams combine to play against the 3rd team (in the animation this is the white and gold team playing against the blue ...

Clip Hit: Cross Behind

category: Passing-Receiving

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet cross ...

Clip Hit: Cross Behind

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet cross ...

Clip Hit: Shuffle

category: Passing-Receiving

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet touch ...

Clip Hit: Shuffle

category: Session-Videos

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet touch ...

Clip Hit: Shuffle

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet touch ...

Clip Hit: Static 1

category: Session-Videos

Grip 'V' between thumb and index finger runs down the edge of the stick Right and left hand touching - This way they work together rather than in opp...

Clip Hit: Static 1

category: Video-Techniques

Grip 'V' between thumb and index finger runs down the edge of the stick Right and left hand touching - This way they work together rather than in opp...

Clip Hit: Static 2

category: Session-Videos

Grip 'V' between thumb and index finger runs down the edge of the stick Right and left hand touching - This way they work together rather than in opp...

Close Circles: Scoring Under Pressure

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- 5 vs 5
- Played in small area with marked D's
- High intensity drill
- Players can only score by pushing/flicking the ball

Coloured Marking - 4 V 4

category: Conditioned-Games

  • Setup as shown.
  • Get players into pairs and give the pair a bib, with the next pair a different colour. Red players can only tackle gold a...

  • Coloured Marking - 4 V 4

    category: Defending-Skills

  • Setup as shown.
  • Get players into pairs and give the pair a bib, with the next pair a different colour. Red players can only tackle gold a...

  • Conditioned Play

    category: Overload-situations

    With 3 v 2 with a compulsory pass (hit in from the side line) RW feeds the ball to RM and then all 3 attackers have to try and score a goal.

    Continual Side Line Attacks

    category: Conditioned-Games

    2 equal teams in the circle and lots of balls on both side lines.

    The coach calls out a team.

    1 of the players has to run to one of t...

    Continual Side Line Attacks

    category: Self-Pass

    2 equal teams in the circle and lots of balls on both side lines.

    The coach calls out a team.

    1 of the players has to run to one of t...

    Crossing Test

    category: Skill-Circuit

    The player starts with a ball from the left cone, runs to the second cone and hits the ball on the move towards the target.

    Then when the ba...

    Deflect Inside

    category: Self-Pass

    Player on the free hit hits the ball hard slightly wide of the D for a player to move out with their stick to deflect the ball into the D for a sho...

    Deflect Inside

    category: Set-Pieces

    Player on the free hit hits the ball hard slightly wide of the D for a player to move out with their stick to deflect the ball into the D for a sho...

    Deflection Far Post

    category: Shooting-Goalscoring

    Player start with a ball outside the circle and have to hit or slap/sweep hit the ball to the far post for the player on the far post to be able de...

    Deflection From The Left Post

    category: Set-Pieces

    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 Out

    category: Set-Pieces

    Put the ball in the crook of the stick point your left foot at the target right foot behind the line (in the rules) Point butt of stick at the target ...

    Drag Out

    category: Video-Techniques

    Put the ball in the crook of the stick point your left foot at the target right foot behind the line (in the rules) Point butt of stick at the target ...

    Draw Defence And Pass

    category: Self-Pass

    The player on the free hits starts to move to try and draw the defender to come out. As soon as the defender moves towards the ball the player pass...

    Draw Defence And Pass

    category: Set-Pieces

    The player on the free hits starts to move to try and draw the defender to come out. As soon as the defender moves towards the ball the player pass...

    Dribble Or Pass? 2 Vs 1

    category: Eliminating-a-Player

    Players work in threes in this drill, 2 attackers trying to get past the single defender and score in one of the two goals.

    The white player...

    Dribble Then Gate Pass

    category: Passing-Receiving

    White Player 1 dribbles with the ball to the blue cone before passing the ball through the red gates.

    Red player 1 receives the ball once it...

    Far Post Scoring

    category: Shooting-Goalscoring

    Players start with a ball on the back line they run with the ball to get the Goalkeeper to commit and then pass the ball across to the far po...

    Final Game

    category: Goal-keeping

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • The feeder half-hits the ball for the goalkeeper to save / clear. Once the goalkeeper has kicked the first b...

    Flat Hit

    category: Rebound-Blocks

    Rebound blocks on flat return side.

    Player shouyld hit the ball hard and receive the ball back and hit again.

    Carefull that the playe...

    Forehand Chip Hit

    category: Moving-with-the-ball

    Set up a V-shaped set of cones.

    Players dribble at an angle into the V and then perform a forehand chip hit to lift the ball over the cones....

    Free Hit Forehand Add

    category: Self-Pass

    Player on the ball waits for the player in the D to make a move with their stick outside the D for them to pass the ball hard onto the stick.

    <...

    Free Hit Forehand Add

    category: Set-Pieces

    Player on the ball waits for the player in the D to make a move with their stick outside the D for them to pass the ball hard onto the stick.

    <...

    Full Press - Puting Pressure On The Opposition

    category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

    The basis of the press is that no player commits to the ball but a team screen is set up in the decided territory of the pitch. The aim is not to t...

    Game

    category: Indoor-Hockey

    Full pitch game
    with no empasis in the game < no penalty cornersin the game, only free hits out side the circle

    Goal Scoring - Individual Practice

    category: Skill-Circuit

    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...

    Goal Scoring Test

    category: Skill-Circuit

    In this test the player starts by rolling the ball into the 'D' to the forehand side and hits the ball at goal.
    The next ball is pushed to the...

    High Speed Ball Circulation

    category: Passing-Receiving

    Good pile of balls placed with outside halves (2 and 3) who initiate each new movement.

    Player 3 plays the ball to 1 who slaps the ball at pa...

    Hit At Goal Off Right Foot

    category: Session-Videos

    - Striking the ball off of the right foot
    - Allows the ball to be hit earlier
    - Opens up additional hitting channels
    - Useful when m...

    Hit At Goal Off Right Foot

    category: Shooting-Goalscoring

    - Striking the ball off of the right foot
    - Allows the ball to be hit earlier
    - Opens up additional hitting channels
    - Useful when m...

    Hitting Drill Off Right Foot

    category: Passing-Receiving

    - Striking the ball at right angles off of the right foot
    - Useful when changing the point of the attack
    - Allows the strike to be gotten...

    Hitting Test

    category: Skill-Circuit

    The player is required to hit the ball across the width of the pitch at the target.

    There are two options on how to hit:

    1. either...

    Hitting The Ball

    category: Passing-Receiving

    - Utilising the standard hit
    - Hands together at the top of the grip
    - Player should stroke through the ball
    - Push the ball outside...

    Hitting The Ball

    category: Session-Videos

    - Utilising the standard hit
    - Hands together at the top of the grip
    - Player should stroke through the ball
    - Push the ball outside...

    Hockey Squash

    category: Rebound-Blocks

    2 players with as many rebound boards attached as you can find.

    player hit alternate into the board. The first player to miss the boards los...

    Inside Out - Indoor Hockey Outdoors

    category: Conditioned-Games

    Because of the similarities with indoor and outdoor hockey it is beneficial for the teams to practice indoor style games.

    Two 6 a-side teams...

    Intercept Or Not

    category: Goal-keeping

    Player with 6 balls stands outside the circle.

    This player has to try and hit the ball to the player on the far post.

    Player on the f...

    Keep The Space Wide

    category: Set-Pieces

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Red 1 starts with the ball and gives a square pass to Red 2. This player passes the ball down the line for W...

    Kicking Accuracy

    category: Goal-keeping

  • Setup the drill as shown.
  • The feeder starts with the ball outside of the circle and hits the ball for the goalkeeper to kick the ball back ...

    King Ball

    category: Conditioned-Games

    This is a game where you learn to pass the ball beyond defenders, to players in space. No aerial ball allowed. Two teams positioned either side of the...

    Left Defender Build Up

    category: Game-related

    The LD takes a hit in from the side line. Their compulsory pass is to the the SW. As soon as the ball is played the 3 players with the ball have to...

    Left Defender Build Up

    category: Overload-situations

    The LD takes a hit in from the side line. Their compulsory pass is to the the SW. As soon as the ball is played the 3 players with the ball have to...

    Line Stopping

    category: Rebound-Blocks

    Player on the line with the blocks on the angle side.

    Player on the line hits the ball and tries to stop the ball coming back towards the go...

    Long Save Into Goal

    category: Goal-keeping

    Place 5 cones on the top of the circle as shown about 5 meters between each cone.

    Goalkeeper stands between the 1st 2 cones and the coaches ...

    Move - Kick - Move

    category: Goal-keeping

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • This practice can be carried out with the goalkeeper starting the other side of the goal as well.
  • The ...

    Multiple Ball Possession

    category: Possession

    Players on the ball can pass it to any static player, but they are not allowed to receive the ball from the player they just passed to.

    Intr...

    Open Play Short Corner

    category: Set-Pieces

    Set up as shown in the picture. The ball is pushed out towards the top of the circle, but on this occasion the stopper dummies to stop the ball bu...

    Open Stick Drag Over Distance

    category: Moving-with-the-ball

    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

    category: Session-Videos

    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

    category: Shooting-Goalscoring

    - 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 And Follow Exercise

    category: Passing-Receiving

    This exercise is to practise the right wing cross. A player with the ball runs into the area of cones and hits the ball across to the player at the...

    Pass And Receive Static Wall

    category: Passing-Receiving

    Split your group in half. The white team each has a ball. The blue team position themselves evenly around the coned area and remain static.

    Pass And Switch Positions

    category: Movement-off-the-ball

    The player without the ball (player 2) runs towards the opposite cone and communicates to their partner that they are ready to receive the ball.

    Pass And Switch Positions

    category: Passing-Receiving

    The player without the ball (player 2) runs towards the opposite cone and communicates to their partner that they are ready to receive the ball.

    Pass To Colour

    category: Passing-Receiving

    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....

    Pass To Partner To Score

    category: Rebound-Blocks

    Players hit the ball into the rebound block for the player on the far post to try and score with a deflection or first time shot.

    Passing On The Move And Score

    This is a great practice for players to practice passin and receiving on the move.

    Set out 2 lines or cones about 5 meters apart in both dir...

    Passing On The Move And Score

    This is a great practice for players to practice passin and receiving on the move.

    Set out 2 lines or cones about 5 meters apart in both dir...

    Passing Relays

    category: Moving-with-the-ball

    The inside team (white) pass the ball around the outside of the small square.

    At the same time the blue team on the large square are running...

    Passing Relays

    category: Passing-Receiving

    The inside team (white) pass the ball around the outside of the small square.

    At the same time the blue team on the large square are running...

    Penalty Corner Hit

    category: Set-Pieces

    - Utilising the strike from the top of the D during a penalty corner

    Penalty Flick

    category: Video-Techniques

    - 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

    category: Video-Techniques

    - 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...

    Player In The Middle: Hitting

    category: Passing-Receiving

    - 4 players have to move the ball across the box containing one defender
    - Players must remain on the corners of the box
    - The defender c...

    Power Passing - Hit Beyond The Defence

    category: Practices-For-Juniors

    This game is developed to improve the power of players' passing. Players in this practice are only allowed to slap hit or push the ball because of ...

    Practice For Hit Out On Left

    category: Set-Pieces

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who gives a return pass to Player 1. Player 3 makes a run to create speace to receive...

    Push

    category: Passing-Receiving

    Grip: Hands apart but similar 'double V grip' to the hitting technique.

    Head: The head should be positione...

    Quick Break

    category: Scoring-on-the-break

    The SW has to hit the 16 yard hit to one of the opposite players. On doing so the three attackers try and score and the two defenders try and ...

    Quick Hit

    category: Passing-Receiving

    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

    category: Session-Videos

    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

    category: Video-Techniques

    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

    category: Video-Techniques

    HITTING TECHNIQUE

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

    Reaction Cone

    category: Goal-keeping

    Place some cones at random 5 meters away from the goal.

    Coach hits the balls from the top of the circle.

    Goal keeper has to save the ...

    Rebound

    category: Rebound-Blocks

    Player hits the ball into the rebound blocks for the rebounding player to collect and score.

    Receiving The High Ball

    category: Rebound-Blocks

    Angle the rebound blocks so the ball returns high.

    The player should stand quite far away so they can hit a full shot to receive back a high...

    Retention Of Possession - 2V2V2

    category: Possession

    2 teams combine to play 4 versus 2

    • All players must remain in the box
    • The attackers who lose the ball becomes the defenders

    Retention Of Possession - 2V2V2

    category: Session-Videos

    2 teams combine to play 4 versus 2

    • All players must remain in the box
    • The attackers who lose the ball becomes the defenders

    Reverse chip hit

    Set up a V-shaped set of cones.

    Players dribble at an angle into the V and then perform a reverse chip hit to lift the ball over the cones.<...

    Reverse Chop

    This is an example of the chop this is where the stick is hit on the back of the ball and the ball squeezes up between turf and stick and chops ov...

    Reverse lift

    - Perform a stick dink from left to right
    - White cone is a defender, red cones mark the range of their stick you are looking to lift over.

    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 Stick Shot

    - Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
    - The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

    Reverse Stick Shot

    - Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
    - The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

    Reverse stick shot

    - Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
    - The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

    Reverse stick shot

    - Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
    - The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

    Reverse stick shot

    - Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
    - The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

    Reverse stick shot

    - Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
    - The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

    Reverse Stick Shot

    - Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
    - The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

    Reverse Stick Tackle

    - Utilising a reverse stick pick challenge
    - 2 lines of players
    - One player will dribble in a straight line
    - The defending playing...

    Reverse Stick Tackle

    - Utilising a reverse stick pick challenge
    - 2 lines of players
    - One player will dribble in a straight line
    - The defending playing...

    Right Wing - Cross and Shoot

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • The Right Wing starts with the ball and dribbles to the defenders penalty corner mark, commit the Goalkeeper and ...

    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...

    Save clear into the goal

    Player is positioned outside the D with 18 balls

    Keeper starts on the furthest cone away from this player.

    Player hits the ball betwe...

    Save clear with rebounders

  • Set up as shown.
  • Rebounders can be either players or goalkeepers.
  • The feeder starts with the ball in the middle of the goal and h...

    Scoring Test

    Scoring system
    Six cones placed as above on the side line.
    Each player has to try and score nine points.
    Each ball can only be hit once the p...

    Self Pass - Getting the ball wide

    This is a basic practice to help teach players a simple pattern to get the ball out of the back.

    Gold players start with a sideline hit and ...

    Self Pass and Pass

    White player 1. drives into the area, stops the ball and self passes to the left then turns and passes to the blue player 1.

    The drill conti...

    self pass Disguise Free

    The player with ball has a free hit.

    They should play a self pass before then trying to get the ball to either player.

    The defender h...

    self pass Disguise Free

    The player with ball has a free hit.

    They should play a self pass before then trying to get the ball to either player.

    The defender h...

    Set play area

    The defenders aim is to take the ball out of the 23m area in control
    and the 3 attackers aim is to try and score a goal. 3 v 3 plus a keeper....

    Short corner accuracy practice

    Put one block in each corner.

    Player rolls in the ball for the other player to hit into one of the blocks the returning ball is stopped and ...

    short corner

    Now it is not necessary to stop the ball out side the circle anymore.
    A good move is to first touch the ball into a hitting position and shoot or ...

    short corner

    Now it is not necessary to stop the ball out side the circle anymore.
    A good move is to first touch the ball into a hitting position and shoot or ...

    Short Handle Grip

    Bring the left hand about 6 inches down the stick, and then bring the right hand up to meet it.

    Slalom from Back line

    Two groups of players start on the back line. Player dribbles with the ball through the cones and shoots at goal from the top of the circle. (Make ...

    Slap Hit - Defend the Goal

    - Players work in pairs
    - Goal is to slap the ball past the opposing player and through the gate
    - Works on picking the ball up at pace

    Slap Hit - Defend the Goal

    - Players work in pairs
    - Goal is to slap the ball past the opposing player and through the gate
    - Works on picking the ball up at pace

    Slap Hit - direction

    This video is to teach the players about ball position in relation to stance and the direction of the ball

    Slap Hit Basic

    - Introducing the slap hit
    - The slap hit is used to generate more power than the push hit, while offering more accuracy than the hit
    - T...

    Slap Hit Basic

    - Introducing the slap hit
    - The slap hit is used to generate more power than the push hit, while offering more accuracy than the hit
    - T...

    Slap Hit Basic

    - Introducing the slap hit
    - The slap hit is used to generate more power than the push hit, while offering more accuracy than the hit
    - T...

    Slap Hit Basic

    - Introducing the slap hit
    - The slap hit is used to generate more power than the push hit, while offering more accuracy than the hit
    - T...

    Slap Hit Zone Game

    - 4 players have to move the ball across the box containing one defender
    - Players must remain close to the corners of the box
    - The defe...

    Squeeze Hit

    - Performing the squeeze shot

    - Good for getting a quick shot away in tight spaces

    Squeeze

    Normal best hit from around the penalty spot.
    Attacker stands ready to receive the ball, ball gets passed in from the right side off the D. after r...

    Squeeze

    Normal best hit from around the penalty spot.
    Attacker stands ready to receive the ball, ball gets passed in from the right side off the D. after r...

    Standard Straight Strike

    Players line up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out for the stopper to stop at the top of the circle, before moving the ball in for th...

    Stick stop Handle push

    The ball is stopped with the stick rolled into the circle for it then to be passed across the top of the Circle with the handle of the stick by the...

    Sweep far post

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 1. Player 1 then passes the ball into the goal with a slap hit. Player 2 follows his/her pass and takes the positio...

    Sweep far post

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 1. Player 1 then passes the ball into the goal with a slap hit. Player 2 follows his/her pass and takes the po...

    Sweep Hit

    The sweep is a variation from the hit pass.

    The grip and stance are the same the ball is placed in line with the front foot.

    The stic...

    Sweep Hit

    The sweep is a variation from the hit pass.

    The grip and stance are the same the ball is placed in line with the front foot.

    The stic...

    Switching the point

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.

    Player 2 turns away from the cone, and passes the ball into space for player 3 to run onto.

    Pla...

    Team escape

    Set out a pitch 3/4 length, with two lines of cones to make the pitch slightly narrower.

    The white team in the middle has to try and score a...

    Team relay

    Four teams of 3 or 4 players. Put one goal 15m over the half way line so the half way line is the top of the circle.

    The four team teams, on...

    Team relay

    Four teams of 3 or 4 players. Put one goal 15m over the half way line so the half way line is the top of the circle.

    The four team teams, on...

    Terminator

    The players each have a ball. On the coaches command the defending team comes in to the area and tries to hit all the balls out. If a player gets ...

    The Squeeze Shot

    - Performing the squeeze shot

    - Good for getting a quick shot away in tight spaces

    The Squeeze Shot

    - Performing the squeeze shot

    - Good for getting a quick shot away in tight spaces

    three man weave from half way line

    White Player passes the ball toRed player who runs in field with the ball to allow the white player to loop round .Red Player passes to Blue playe...

    Top D Preparation 1

    Stopping the ball and moving it into the D on a penalty corner

    Allows a striker to hit the ball to score

    Use the support and run for return

    Player 2 runs to receive the ball and then runs with the ball to the cone before turning to pass the ball back to the support player.

    The p...

    Using the support

    Player 2 runs to receive the ball from player 1 before then carrying the ball to the cones.

    Player 2 then turns 180 degrees and passes the b...

    Widening the Goal - Left

    - 3 active forwards and one passive defender
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First...

    Widening the Goal - Left

    - 3 active forwards and one passive defender
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First...

    Widening the Goal - Prog 1

    - 3 active players
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First player drives forward, th...

    Widening the Goal - Prog 1

    - 3 active players
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First player drives forward, th...

    Web Videos

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    Ryde hockey core skills #2 - hitting

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    Best field hockey goals ever!

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    Amazing field hockey shots

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    Clip hit - field hockey

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    Answers

    Sessions

    Coaching the Clip Hit

    Can you clip it? Yes you can! Improve your players hockey passing technique with this skills focused session

    Unlocked

    Free hits outside the D

    Turn free hits into free goals with this Set Piece practice session - with conditioned games and drills to help you get more shots on goal

    Unlocked

    Community Drills

    Deflection pass

    1. Hard, flat pass wide.2. Deflection/one touch pass to upcoming half back.3. Player carries ball into the D, hits it to far post for deflection....

    Warm down:

    SQUASH:Players to use any pass but they have to ensure their ball rebounds from the backboard.If the shot is higher than the backboard, then the playe...

    PC 8

    insert closetop player goes to Penalty spottipper goes for far postplayer left hit/sweep tippers score!!!

    Upright backhand

    *Mini-goals are needed*A: The player recieves the ball by chipping it over the plank infront of them then performs a upright backhand. B: The player w...

    Conditon game

    Keeper on his knees, can only hit the ball with his gloves, he has 1 minute to hit as many balls through the target area.