Drill Categories

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...


Defence The Circle

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Defence the circle Defending Skills Defender passes the ball. Attackers go 1 on 1 and try to penetrate the circle. Defenders priority is to st...

Cover Defence

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Cover Defence Defending Skills Simple exercise without a ball to allow players to understand defensive positioning The engaging defender (at t...

Short Corner Defence 2 - 2

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Short Corner Defence 2 - 2 Set Pieces Setup the defence as shown with ... with Player 2 running on their right hand side, but only 3/4 of the ...

Passing The Ball Out From The Back

category: Defending-Skills

Hockey Passing the ball out from the back Defending Skills 4 players spread the ball ... the ball, moving it from one side to the other and then back...

Web Videos

Fieldhockey defense

How to manage defense Produced by England Hockey Supplied by European Hockey Federation.

Ryde hockey core skills: defence

For our coaches. A brief session outline for our junior coaches to ensure they hit on the key technical points associated with defensive channelling.

Field hockey 101: defending

Field Hockey - #3 Defending with Jeremy Hayward CD22 at REDS HOCKEY CLUB - Perth, Western Australia Kookaburra Jeremy Hayward (Australia) ...



Community Drills


Here the teams will be split into attackers (4) and defenders (3) they will play 2/3 balls then rotate, the attacking team need to find a pass stick t...

Working the Ball out of Defence

Ball starts with a pass out of the fence LB to LH. Cant go forwards so back to CB out to RB to RH. Can't go forwards so back to CB etc etc. When ...