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: either put the ball on the s...

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 of the left foot- St...

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 off quicker- D...

Scoring Hitting Of Back Foot Or Squeeze

category: Video-Techniques

Double V grip Ball behind back foot. Shoulder pointing at target. Keep arms and stick in the same plane. Hit down hard on the top/back of the ball. ...

Quick Hit

category: Video-Techniques

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

Slap Hit - Direction

category: Video-Techniques

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

Web Videos

Ryde hockey core skills #2 - hitting

Ryde Hockey Club Director of Coaching Tim Collier offers some tips for players and coaches interested in mastering the core skills of hockey. In this ...

The swing and hit

Swinging the Field Hockey Stick for the Simple Hit: Tjerk Van Herwaarden shows you how to properly swing the field hockey stick when hitting the ball.



Community Drills

Skill Based Drills

Warmup Passing- Get used to hitting ball- Progression - Move 1metre back - Regression - Move closer

Pass & Receive, follow the pass

5 players, 4 cones making a 10 x 10 square.Pass the ball anticlockwise around the grid, follow the pass.Receive the ball across your body with 1st tou...

The hit

Two players stand opposite each other and start up pushing to each other and end by hitting to each other.10 min