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Goal keeping Drills

Good goal keeping is the ability to fearlessly stop the other team scoring through your goal keeper's agility and technique. These goal keeping videos...

Scoring on the break Drills

Scoring on the break is a very common form of attack in field hockey, if you watch the Australians you may believe it is the only form of attack. It o...

Drills

2 V 1 (Right To Left)

category: Eliminating-a-Player

  • Three players set up in a triangle formation, with the two attackers as the base of the triangle. The ball carrier is on the right side
  • ...

6 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

- 6 on 6 drill
- Split a half pitch into 6 sections
- A forward and a defender should be in each section
- Defenders can only interc...

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 defender in each area
- Forwards (white) cannot...

Box Bandit: Fluid Small Unit Play

category: Movement-off-the-ball

- 5 yard square
- 3 forwards and 2 defenders
- Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
- Defenders canno...

Box Bandit: Fluid Small Unit Play

category: Moving-with-the-ball

- 5 yard square
- 3 forwards and 2 defenders
- Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
- Defenders canno...

Box Bandit: Fluid Small Unit Play

category: Passing-Receiving

- 5 yard square
- 3 forwards and 2 defenders
- Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
- Defenders canno...

Box Bandit: Passive Small Unit Play

category: Movement-off-the-ball

- 5 yard square
- 3 forwards and 2 defenders
- Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
- Defenders cannot leave the square o...

Box Bandit: Passive Small Unit Play

category: Passing-Receiving

- 5 yard square
- 3 forwards and 2 defenders
- Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
- Defenders cannot leave the square o...

Web Videos

Amazing field hockey goal

Pietie Coetzee scores a brilliant diving intercept goal against Ukraine in the FIH Olympic Qualifier in Delhi 2012.

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Community Drills

4v2 possesion squares

split the group into 6s with 2 players in bibs in the middle of the square. The 4 players round the outside have to look after the ball. If the defend...

Goalie/ defence communication

attacker1 takes the ball into the D and passes to attacker 2. defender 1 tries to intercept or tackle attacker 1attacker 2 off loads it quickly t...

Beat the marker

Complete a pass to another member of your teamEach player is marked one on one by an opposing playerPlayer taking possession of the ball becomes the p...