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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

Lead And Receive (Reverse)

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Lead and receive (reverse) Video Techniques - Leading towards and then away from a pass, receiving the ball on the reverse side.

Dribble - Lead And Pull Back

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Dribble - lead and pull back Video Techniques - Perform the indian dribble whilst move the body through the cones.

Posting Up - Lead And Turn

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Posting Up - lead and turn Video Techniques - Making an aggressive lead towards the ball and rolling over the left shoulder - Rolling over the...

Post Up And Overlap (2V1)

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Post Up and Overlap (2v1) Video Techniques - Playing a 2 on 1 in a narrow area - Looking ... Posting Up - lead and turn (reverse pass) Drill ...

Posting Up - Roll Left

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Posting up - Roll Left Video Techniques - Posting up is when a player moves from one area ... Posting Up - lead and turn (reverse pass) Drill ...

Posting Up - Lead And Turn

category: 2-v-1

Posting up - Roll Right Drill Thumbnail View this drill. Posting up - Roll Right. Posting Up - lead and turn (reverse pass) Drill Thumbnail View this...

Posting Up - Lead And Turn (Reverse Pass)

category: 2-v-1

Hockey Posting Up - lead and turn (reverse pass) 2 v 1 - Playing a 2 on 1 in a narrow area - Looking to post hard towards the player and turn over th...

Team Lead Running - With Switch Play

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Team lead running - with switch play Movement off the ball Exercise starts with the ball being played to the half back, then down the line for...

Tip In (Reverse)

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Tip in (reverse) Video Techniques - Performing a upright deflection on ... Players should lead towards the ball, and ensure they have a low, f...

2 Vs 1

category: Indoor-Hockey

Make a channel down the board by placing cones 7 - 10 metres away from the board
Forward passes the ball to the waiting forward on the half way lin...

2 Vs 1 Using Board

category: Indoor-Hockey

Make a channel down the board by placing cones 7 - 10 metres away from the board
Forward passes the ball to the waiting forward on the half way lin...

3V3: Open Play

category: Conditioned-Games

- 3 vs 3
- Small goals either end of an area
- Ball must be taken through the goal under control
- Once a goal has been scored, the ...

3v3: Open Play

- 3 vs 3
- Small goals either end of an area
- Ball must be taken through the goal under control
- Once a goal has been scored, the ...

Combinations - Pullback

category: Indoor-Hockey

Move with options around the top of the 'D'. Runners should continue the focus on dynamic movement, leading into space, and positioning for deflection...

Creating Scoring Chances - 3 V 2

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Player CF feeds the ball to RW through the area. On receiving the ball the RW takes the ball to the back line, (as soon as the ball has passed through...

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...

Deflection Left Post

category: Indoor-Hockey

Work on player 1 starting off the move by passing out wide. Then make the lead to the left post and across the face of the goal to where the cross is...

Double Move Left Then Cross To Far Post

category: Set-Pieces

Players line up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out to the top of the circle for the striker (Blue 3) to dummy over the top of the bal...

Follow The Leader

category: Warm-up-Games

Every player has a ball.

The designated leader (chosen by the coach) sets off in any direction with the ball. All other players must follow ...

Goalkeeper Compass Shuttle

category: Goal-keeping

  • Setup five cones in either the form of a compass or clock.

    On the command go the goalkeeper moves to the North then back to the middle, before t...

  • 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...

    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...

    Lead And Receive

    category: Video-Techniques

    - Leading towards and then away from a pass, receiving the ball on the open side

    Leading - Receiving And Ball Carrying

    category: Passing-Receiving

    Technical Emphasis
    1) Side on position when receiving from behind so that both you and the passer can see where the defender is, and make appr...

    Leading, Receiving And Ball Carrying

    category: Passing-Receiving

    Technical Emphasis
    1) Side on position when receiving from behind so that both you and the passer can see where the defender is, and make appr...

    Leading, Receiving And Ball Carrying.

    category: Skill-Circuit

    Player 1 (P1) Dribbles through the cones and passes to P2 who moves towards the cone to receive the pass.

    P2 then passes to P3 who moves tow...

    Marking And Chaneling

    category: Defending-Skills

    As the attacker makes lead runs left and right the defenders main concern is to be between the attacker and the D.

    If there was a huge stic...

    Mirror: Two Balls

    category: Warm-up-Games

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Mirror: One Ball

    category: Warm-up-Games

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Mirror: One Ball

    category: Movement-off-the-ball

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Mirror: One Ball

    category: Warm-up-Games

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Mirror: Two Balls

    category: Moving-with-the-ball

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Mirror: Two Balls

    category: Warm-up-Games

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Positional Unit Play

    category: Game-related

    Start by putting your players in their position on half a pitch. (whateve the formation you want to play.)

    Give one of the players a ball a...

    Ready Position

    The ready stance is the prime position for the keeper.

    a. Stand straight with both feet pointing forward.

    b. Turn the toes out first ...

    Reverse Stick Trap

    *** AUDIO DESCRIPTION ON ***

    Objective: To master the reverse stick trap...

    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...

    Rotations

    Work on the rotation. This is the standard pattern - Left-Right (L-R) rotation, and will be made reference to in the next few drills. Players make th...

    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...

    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.

    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...

    The 3 - 1 - 3 - 3 formation

    This document explains the 3 - 1 - 3 - 3 formation.

    The European Sweeper System is a naturally fluid one; currently played by the majority of t...

    Tip in

    - Deflecting a ball from the right with an upright, open stick

    Tip in

    - Deflecting a ball from the right with an upright, open stick

    Train Line

    Jogging gently in lines of about 4 / 5, one behind the other. The back player moves to the front of the line (not a sprint but quicker than a jog) ...

    Using Board 2 vs 1

    The forward (blue 1) gives the ball to the opposition's defender and then tries to win the ball back.

    Once they have the ball the defender p...

    Web Videos

    Sessions

    Passing Web: Support Play

    Complete the Passing Web by getting ahead to re-lead and look for the next pass to sustain attacks and start the process over again.

    Answers

    Community Drills

    Last Year 2016

    Last years line up. traditional. Works against back four. can be opened up on counter attack and with a back three. Can be one dimentinal with th...

    Possession / movement off the ball

    Possession gameif the ball is passed across a throw down line, then the player who passed the ball has to run over that throw down linerunning over th...

    Russian Doll

    Half pitch game designed to get players to think about how best to use space, Its a normal hockey rules and integrates goalkeepers as well. The pitch...

    Post up, roll and deliver

    Post up, receive, roll and accelerate before delivering to a leading player in the circle. Alternating sides and following your pass. Start some attac...

    2 v 1 - carry and left foot pass

    Attacker carries the ball left and is shadowed by a passive defender. When defender extends forestick, attacker completes back drag and slips bal...

    Defense tracking and movement

    Defense at red cones with one defender in front of goalie. Offense at blue cones. Alternate offense taking ball out an attempt to score. &...

    Outletting against 1/2 court press

    A free hit within the half against a 1/2 court pressLinks and forwards to make in-out lead runs to pull the defending players out of the pass's path

    Goal Scoring Circuit

    Individual based scoring techniquesWeave and shoot at goal Pass through gate to X1 for RS shotPass through gate to X1 for FS shotPass through gat...