category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

This system gives support to the backline as well as the midfield.

It relies on the 2 forwards to do a lot of running in defence and play fu...


category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

This system is more attacking then the sweeper behind system (1-1-3-3-3).

The advantage of this set-up is that you have a free player behind...

Attcking Down The Wing

category: Conditioned-Games

One of the players on the half way line passes the ball back to the two central defenders (7 and 8)
The midfielder may then make him/herself a...

Collapse Front Three Defence

category: Indoor-Hockey

collapsing defence. pass into midmidfielder is to collapse together front three of zone. this will allow team to build up over the outside. left mid...

Web Videos

Field hockey midfield play

This video shows a back four building up and creating space at the midfield. Important is the role of the pivot (centre midfielder) in the box (the sp...



Forward Running - Positive Play

Carry the ball with confidence and run at goal! Teach your players to switch the ball and feed the lines to get the ball up the pitch!

Community Drills

16yrd hit out

It is important that from the centres initial pass that each player only takes 2 touches until the ball is in the oppositions half & as that midfi...

Combo Play

Defensive Outlet- Footwork and movement with midfielders Offensive movement - Goalscoring positions

Washing Machine

- explain the rotation of the midfielders - bounce the ball in and out of the midfield