Drill Categories

Movement off the ball Drills

Movement off the ball is vital if you want your hockey players to get into space to receive a pass and open up opportunities for attacks to develop. T...

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

Indian Dribble

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Hockey Indian Dribble Moving with the ball Left-handed at the top right-hand loose in middle of the stick Left hand in watch position (if the player ...

Pass And Move

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Pass and Move Movement off the ball Players have to pass the ball around the outside of the square with only 3 players. To make this possible,...

Receiving The Ball From Behind On The Move

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Receiving the ball from behind on the move Movement off the ball Basic grip Scan Let the ball run past body Angle stick to control the ball sc...

Creating Space To Receive The Ball

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Creating Space to Receive the Ball Movement off the ball Player 3 runs into the channel. At the same time player 1 passes the ball to player 2...

Dribbling

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Hockey Dribbling Moving with the ball Video highlighting the correct form when carrying the ball and changing direction at pace.

Hockey Rugby

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Hockey rugby Movement off the ball 2 teams try and score by running the ball into the scoring zone. Rules are: You can only pass the ball back...

Body Movement

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Hockey Body movement Moving with the ball Set out two lines of cones in a tight zig-zag formation. Players take it in turns to run through the cones....

Colour Code

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Colour code Movement off the ball Set out lines of cones in two different colours. One player always along the red line and the other always a...

Pass And Return

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Pass and Return Movement off the ball Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 and then follows his/her own pass. Player 2 then passes the ball ba...

Web Videos

England hockey: creating space tips

This is an excellent series of coaching videos produced by England Hockey to help players develop their skills. Want to see more? Just subscribe! Enjo...

Sessions

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!

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Community Drills

Autosave 45612558

Practice and progressions (cont.):Depending on numbers, split into teams of 4/5.Possession game in 1/8 of pitch.If sufficient numbers, 2 games running...

4v2 Attacking Game Right/Left Side

Match like drill. 4Attackers 2 Defenders Goal is to attack main goal-Height and Width- For defenders they are out numbered but are to defend...

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...

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...