Drills

Run Around Relays

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Hockey Run around relays Moving with the ball 4 Teams, 1 ball in each team. ... the World's Largest Field Hockey Coaching Resource and we're still gr...

Pass And Receive - Moving The Ball

category: Passing-Receiving

Hockey Pass And Receive - Moving The Ball Passing & Receiving Starting on the halfway line, player A dribbles towards the 'defender' (the first line ...

Changing Direction With The Ball

category: Moving-with-the-ball

- Carrying the ball in different position
- Working on footwork
- Playing position from red to blue cone
- Sharp roll/turn at first ...

Back Foot Shot

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Practice moving the ball with the first touch to escape an imaginary defender and then shoot with the ball in line with the back foot, giving the ...

Back Foot Shot

category: Video-Techniques

Practice moving the ball with the first touch to escape an imaginary defender and then shoot with the ball in line with the back foot, giving the ...

Ball Transfer

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Push off on your right foot with ball on forehand side.

Push off left foot with ball on reverse stick side.

Ball Transfer

category: Practices-For-Juniors

Push off on your right foot with ball on forehand side.

Push off left foot with ball on reverse stick side.

Changing Direction With The Ball

category: Moving-with-the-ball

- Carrying the ball in different position
- Working on footwork
- Playing position from red to blue cone
- Sharp roll/turn at first ...

Changing Direction With The Ball

category: Video-Techniques

- Carrying the ball in different position
- Working on footwork
- Playing position from red to blue cone
- Sharp roll/turn at first ...

Escape Through The Gate On The Angle

category: Moving-with-the-ball

- Passing and Receiving the ball on the 45 (degree)
- Moving the ball into space
- A feeder moves forward, passing the ball into a static...

Escape Through The Gate On The Angle

category: Passing-Receiving

- Passing and Receiving the ball on the 45 (degree)
- Moving the ball into space
- A feeder moves forward, passing the ball into a static...

Jab Tackle

category: Defending-Skills

The jab can be used as a form of delay either to dispossess a player with the ball if the ball is away from the stick or to tempt the player to...

Moving The Ball From Right To Left

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Important that the player steps out and pushes off with their right foot make sure players run the ball slightly to the right of the body To initiate...

Moving The Ball From Right To Left

category: Video-Techniques

Important that the player steps out and pushes off with their right foot make sure players run the ball slightly to the right of the body To initiate...

Moving The Ball Left To Score

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Player 1 runs with the ball around the cone then passes the ball to player 2 who runs onto the ball into the circle, then dummies to take the ball ...

Pass And Receive - Moving The Ball

category: Session-Videos

Starting on the halfway line, player A dribbles towards the 'defender' (the first line of cones). Player A must use the pull-back and pass diagonal...

Pass And Receive - Moving The Ball

category: Session-Videos

Starting on the halfway line, player A dribbles towards the 'defender' (the first line of cones). Player A must use the pull-back and pass diagonal...

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...

Reverse Stick Drink: Advanced

category: 3D-skills

- This is an elimination lift, with a secondary touch taken in the air
- An advanced skill which makes a mid air interception much more diffic...

Reverse Stick Lift Over The Stick

category: 3D-skills

Changing direction with a lift of the ball over the stick. Important that the player moves there feet and body around the ball to then push of thei...

Shave Tackle - Reverse

category: Video-Techniques

- A shave challenge is when a defender makes a sweeping challenge from behind, moving the ball away from the attacker when they lift their stick fr...

Slap Hit Basic

category: Session-Videos

- 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

category: Session-Videos

- 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

category: Session-Videos

- 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...

Standard Straight Strike

category: Set-Pieces

Players line up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out for the stopper to stop at the top of the circle, before moving the ball in for th...

Tackle - Shave

category: Video-Techniques

- A shave challenge is when a defender makes a sweeping challenge from behind, moving the ball away from the attacker when they lift their stick fr...

Under Pressure

category: Defending-Skills

2 players have to try and pass the ball to each other. While the other 2 players have to close down the player on the ball. The defenders can tack...

Weight Transfer

category: Moving-with-the-ball

- Practicing moving the ball from the right to the left foot and back again
- This a dramatisation to emphasise how the weight of the player s...

Weight Transfer

category: Practices-For-Juniors

- Practicing moving the ball from the right to the left foot and back again
- This a dramatisation to emphasise how the weight of the player s...

Weight Transfer

- Practicing moving the ball from the right to the left foot and back again
- This a dramatisation to emphasise how the weight of the player s...

Wide Goals

Game with 2 teams. Both teams have two goals to score in.

This is to encourage teams to get the ball out of congested areas into the open sp...

Web Videos

Ryde hockey: receiving on the move

Ryde Hockey Club High Performance Coaching Adviser Larry McIntosh coaches receiving the ball on the move emphasising the importance of body position t...

Hockey coaching - small team games

Restricted Double Goals Overview: This game is perfect for encouraging the ability to move the ball through wide positions. Organisation: Groups of 12...

Sessions

Passing while moving down the pitch

JUNIOR SESSION: Although a simple skill to perfect, it is massively effective to keep the momentum in your attacks. Improve your players ability to pa...

Answers

Community Drills

moving the ball - yoof

player questions fcous on best way to move the ball, how to move the ball to evade a player, from where to shoot and what ...

Copy of moving the ball - yoof

player questions fcous on best way to move the ball, how to move the ball to evade a player, from where to shoot and what ...

Copy of moving the ball - yoof

player questions fcous on best way to move the ball, how to move the ball to evade a player, from where to shoot and what ...

Moving up the field from an 18

3-4-3 moving the ball up the field for quick counters or from deadball situations. White dots give a rough idea where each player wants to pick up the...

Move the Defence

Move the defence by drawing them into a corner and moving the ball out to the help side to attack down the opposite wing.strong turn out and pass back...

possession game - passing boxes

Side A: belongs to the blue teamSide B: belongs to the yellow teamAt the moment the yellow team have possessionthe idea is for the blue team to interc...

Dribbling Line Game

PairsAim of the game is to move left and right (using the dribbling), get your defender off balance then move the ball over the line and back without ...

Autosave 27614772

ball starts in the middle gets passed out wideoff the wall pass down the line then cut back the the passer at the top of the D who shoots. l...

Circle Defense 3 v 3

3 v 3 inside the circle3 midfielders moving the ball around until they see an opportunity to hit the ball into their attackers-eye contact players wit...

Obstacle Course

A simple obstace course/skills drill to refine key skillsMske sure players go at their own pace to make sure they master the skills and then increase ...