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

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....

Wide Pass Forward

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Wide pass forward Movement off the ball Player 1 passes the ball across to player 2 who then passes up the wing to 3. Player 3 then crosses th...

Right Side Attack

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Right Side Attack Movement off the ball The ball is passed across the pitch, then passed to the player running. Either the near player or the ...

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...

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,...

Reverse Stick Aerial On The Move

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Reverse stick aerial on the move Video Techniques - Lifting the ball up and over the opposition on the move on the reverse side.

Straight And Square

category: Movement-off-the-ball

Hockey Straight and Square Movement off the ball 2 Players with one ball. 1 Player can only pass square, the other only straight forward. After each ...

Triangle Movement Drill

category: Goal-keeping

Hockey Triangle Movement Drill Goal keeping Setup the practice as shown. The space between the penalty spot and the 1st cone should be 2m and the sam...

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...

1 Touch Scores

category: z-Pre-Scan

Coaches Objective: To develop players ability to make decisions prior to receiving (Pre- Scan) and make a supporting run off the b...

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...

Ryde hockey: leading

Want to be a top level striker? Ryde High Performance Director Larry McIntosh discusses the importance of lateral movement to create space in the atta...

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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...

Split Decision Boxes

A fun and engaging hockey based possession game with lots of passing and movement off the ball, forcing the players to make decisions, attack space an...