Drill Categories

Defending Skills Drills

A hockey defender's main role is to stop the attack, regain possession of the ball and pass the ball to a fellow player to begin an attack from the ba...

Indoor Hockey Drills

This is the indoor variant of traditional outdoor field hockey. It began as a pastime for players during the off-season. The key difference between fi...


1 V 1 Practice Relay

category: Eliminating-a-Player

One player (the defender) stands between two cones and is only allowed to move left or right with stick and body in that area. The player with the bal...

1 V 1 Two Channel

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The player with the ball starts on the half way line and has to try and go through the area with the defender in and have a shot at goal. The defen...

1V1 - Scoring Challenge

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Set up two lines of players as show in the image.

The players with the ball start from the middle of the pitch on the 23m line and run out t...

2 Player Passing Pattern

category: Passing-Receiving

A. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.

B. Player 1 then follows his/her own pass.


2D/3D: Combining Elimination Skills

category: 3D-skills

- Player peforms a sharp change of direction, followed by a stick dink from hockey position, and finish with a one handed lift
- Combining 2D ...

3 Man Passing Exercise

category: Passing-Receiving

Player 1 passes the ball to 2 who in turn passes it to 3 on the run.

Player 3 then runs round the cone anti-clockwise before passing the bal...

30Mph And 50Mph Zones

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Players have a ball each and work in two small groups. Each group begins in a crowded areas (30 MPH speed limit) and dribble around slowly.


3D Skills

category: 3D-skills

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

5 Seconds Grace

category: Self-Pass

All players have a ball each except for the 2 defenders.

The defending players without a ball can try to take a ball but only from a player ...

6 Zone: No Pressure

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 6 zones
- 6 outfield players
- Use of goalkeepers beneficial to drill
- Play across half a pitch
- Pass at r...

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Community Drills

Receiving on the Move--keep away

5v1 or 4v1 in a large grid. Defender is trying to intercept a pass (no tackles). Attackers cutting onto the ball must keep their feet movi...

Keep the Ball Moving

Can be played as a 5v1 or 4v1.Players must try and keep possession of the ball whilethe player in the middle has to try and win the ball.The condition...

Moving off the ball in the D

3 defenders and 3 attackers in the 'D', attackers must move to create space and become available to revieve the ball from one of the players on the ou...

Forehand and backhand spins

*Use the Mini-goals*Here the players will practice the forehand spin and the backhand spin finishing with a shot in a mini-goal.Make sure the players ...