Drill Categories

Passing & Receiving Drills

Passing and receiving are fundamental skills in the game of field hockey and determine the success of your team. The best teams make the ball do the w...

Self Pass Drills

In 2009 Hockey introduced a "self-pass" rule from a free hit (an unobstructed hit by a player who has been fouled by an opponent). It enables the pla...

Drills

1 Hand Reverse Stick Hit

category: Video-Techniques

Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

1 Touch Scores

category: Conditioned-Games

Set up with cones set out in a square 10m x 10m, and inside the square have two teams of three players each, and one ball between them.

The ...

1 V 1 (With A Gk)

category: Defending-Skills

The goalkeeper passes the ball to player 2 who on receiving the ball has to try and score a goal. As soon as they receive the ball the defender is ...

1 V 1 - Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Split your group into two teams - defenders and attackers.

Players with the ball have to run around the cone and try and score. Players with...

1 V 1 Positional Practice

category: Eliminating-a-Player

For instance a Right wing (RW) on receiving the ball has to try and beat the Left Defender (LD) to try and get a short corner or score a goal. The ...

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 Rebound

category: Rebound-Blocks

2 players lots of rebound boards spread out not all the same distance from the centre. players score apoint by passing the ball into a rebound boar...

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...

1V1 Delay Defender

category: Eliminating-a-Player

One player starts 5 metres away from the line, passes the ball to the player on the opposite line. Passing player has to touch behind the line befo...

1V1 Left Right Attack

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, player 2 has to try and score.

The defender has to start 5 to 10m away from a cone. They have to ...

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.

C.

2 V 1 (Left To Right)

category: Eliminating-a-Player

previous coaching points for ball carrying apply as in 1 v 1 player with the ball makes a positive run on an angle to eliminate the defender as in 1 ...

2 V 1 (Right To Left)

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Previous coaching points for ball carrying apply as in 1 v 1Player with the ball makes a positive run on an angle to eliminate the defender as in 1 v ...

2 V 1 Self Pass Free Hit

category: Self-Pass

White player 1 and 2 have decided between them who will take the self pass (without the defender knowing)

On the whistle both white players ...

2 Vs 1

category: Indoor-Hockey

Make a channel down the board by placing cones 7 - 10 metres away from the board
Forward passes the ball to the waiting forward on the half way lin...

2 Vs 1

category: Movement-off-the-ball

The player with the ball passes the ball square to the other attacking player. Upon receiving the ball player 2 runs laterally across the defender,...

2 Vs 1

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The player with the ball passes the ball square to the other attacking player. Upon receiving the ball player 2 runs laterally across the defender,...

2 Vs 1 Using Board

category: Indoor-Hockey

Make a channel down the board by placing cones 7 - 10 metres away from the board
Forward passes the ball to the waiting forward on the half way lin...

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 ...

2V1 Break

category: Overload-situations

One attacker and one defender stand at the top of the circle.

The 2nd defender stands wide outside the 23m area and passes the ball to a 2nd...

2V1 Gauntlet

category: Eliminating-a-Player

- 2 on 1 gauntlet elimination
- Mark areas out on the pitch
- Place desired numbers of defenders across the gauntlet

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...

3 Man Weave

category: Passing-Receiving

- Three lines
- Ball starts in the middle
- Player makes a pass and then runs behind the player they have just passed to
- Periodic ...

3 Man Weave

category: Session-Videos

- Three lines
- Ball starts in the middle
- Player makes a pass and then runs behind the player they have just passed to
- Periodic ...

3 Passing

category: Passing-Receiving

Pass the ball around in groups of three.

Before receiving the ball players must make a movement towards the approaching ball and let it roll...

3 V 1 Pattern To Score

category: Overload-situations

3 blue and 1 white player start from between the gates (2 cones). Set in the specific areas on the pitsh.

Blue 1 starts with the ball and pa...

3 V 2 And Score

category: Overload-situations

3 players with a ball play 3 v 1 in the first grid.

After a minimum of 2 passes they can go towards the goal and play a 3 v 2.

3 V 2 Relay

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The white team play 3v2 against the blue team. When the attack is finished, the white team play 3v2 against the orange team. Then the orange team...

3 Vs 1 - Swap Grids

category: Scoring-on-the-break

Three players with a ball start in the grid furthest away from the goal with one defender in the first grid and one defender in the second grid.

3 Vs 1 - Two Grids

category: Scoring-on-the-break

Set out 2 grids that are attached by a common line with 3 attackers and 1 defender in each.

3 Players, with one ball, in one grid keep poss...

3 Vs 2 - Floating Defender

category: Scoring-on-the-break

Set out 2 grids that are attached by a common line with 3 attackers and 1 defender in each and an extra defender who is allowed to move into whiche...

3 Vs 2 - Get To Goal

category: Overload-situations

The middle attacker starts with the ball.

The drill starts with one of the other ...

3 Vs 2 Self Pass

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.

The first white player then plays a ...

3 Vs 2 Self Pass

category: Self-Pass

The blue player 1 takes ball to white player 1. Coach blows their whistle, simulating a foul by blue 1.

The first white player then plays a ...

3 Vs 3 Set Break

category: Scoring-on-the-break

The players must start shown in the picture, standing on alternate cones.

The practice becomes live as soon as the first pass is played by t...

3V2 Overload

category: Overload-situations

- 3 vs 2
- Ball bounced off the defenders
- Free play
- Key is to gain an outcome in the D (be it a penalty corner, shot on target, ...

3V2 Overload

category: Session-Videos

- 3 vs 2
- Ball bounced off the defenders
- Free play
- Key is to gain an outcome in the D (be it a penalty corner, shot on target, ...

3V2

category: Overload-situations

Coach feeds the ball to MM who plays the ball to RD or LD. These in turn play the ball in to the forwards on their side and play 3v2, (defenders h...

3V3 To Break 4 V 2

category: Overload-situations

Set up two grids wide on the half way line.

Tell the players to play 3v3 possession in the box.

Have two player waiting in the 23m ar...

3V3: Open Play

category: Conditioned-Games

- 3 vs 3
- Small goals either end of an area
- Ball must be taken through the goal under control
- Once a goal has been scored, the ...

3V3: Open Play

category: Session-Videos

- 3 vs 3
- Small goals either end of an area
- Ball must be taken through the goal under control
- Once a goal has been scored, the ...

4 Goal Game

category: Conditioned-Games

Game with 4 goals - where each team has two goals in which they can score.

Make sure that the distance between the 2 goals encourages the pla...

4 Vs 4 Possession

category: Possession

Play keep ball. Teams need to keep possession for as long as possible or up to a set number of passes (first to 10 passes etc.)

Try and take...

4V2 Break

category: Scoring-on-the-break

One of the four defenders in the circle passes the ball from inside the circle to the 4 forwards on the half way line.

As the moment of the ...

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...

6 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

- 6 on 6 drill
- Split a half pitch into 6 sections
- A forward and a defender should be in each section
- Defenders can only interc...

9 Zone: Full Game

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 9 zones (3 x 3)
- 6 vs 6
- Multiple players from each team in one area
- Forwards (white) can dribble ball from o...

9 Zone: No Pressure

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 9 zones (3 x 3)
- 6 players
- Players should post between the different areas to move up the pitch...

9 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 9 zones (3 x 3)
- 6 vs 6
- Can only ever have one forward and one attacker in each area
- Forwards (white) cannot...

Adding To The Pass

category: Passing-Receiving

Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, who lets the ball run across the body and runs with the ball to the next cone. He or she dummies to hit the p...

Adding To The Pass

category: Rebound-Blocks

Set up the 2 rebound boards as far apart as required to practice the adding to the pass and run you would like to practice.

Aerial Ball

category: Passing-Receiving

Aerial pass or flick is useful when passing over distance or to try and get the ball over an opponent who is blocking your passing route.

Le...

Aerial Launch

category: Video-Techniques

- Performing the aerial pass in pairs
- Stand around half a stick length away from the ball
- Step into the movement with left foot in li...

Aerial Pass 1: Over The Chasm

category: Passing-Receiving

- Performing the aerial pass in pairs
- Stand around half a stick length away from the ball
- Step into the movement with left foot in li...

Aerial Pass 1: Over The Chasm

category: Session-Videos

- Performing the aerial pass in pairs
- Stand around half a stick length away from the ball
- Step into the movement with left foot in li...

Aerial Pass 2: Over An Opponent

category: Passing-Receiving

- Performing the aerial pass
- Players should practice this technique in 3's, with one of the players standing between the other 2
- One ...

Aerial Pass 2: Over An Opponent

category: Session-Videos

- Performing the aerial pass
- Players should practice this technique in 3's, with one of the players standing between the other 2
- One ...

Aerial Pass Off The Right Foot

category: Video-Techniques

- Lifting the ball up and over the opposition on the move, off of the right foot

- This is an advanced skill, and should only be practised o...

Aerial Pass On The Move

category: Video-Techniques

- Lifting the ball up and over the opposition while the ball is moving

- This is an advanced skill and should only be practised by players w...

Aerial Pass: Receiving

category: Passing-Receiving

- Receiving the aerial pass
- The body should be put behind the ball
- Ball should be taken on the head of the stick
- Once the init...

Aerial Pass: Receiving

category: Session-Videos

- Receiving the aerial pass
- The body should be put behind the ball
- Ball should be taken on the head of the stick
- Once the init...

Aerial Receive

category: Passing-Receiving

The receiving player should try and adjust his/her position so the ball can be received at chest heightTry and first touch the ball in to the forehan...

All The Way Across

category: Passing-Receiving

Teams of 4 try and pass the ball across the pitch as quickly as possible, not missing any players out.

Each player should at least touch the...

Attack Against Defence 6 V 3

category: Overload-situations

With the exercise starting with a pass from the left midfield to the left wing. Defenders have to start in the circle each new attack.
The attacker...

Attack From Midfield

category: Overload-situations

The compulsOry pass is a free hit from the RM to the RD. As soon as the pass is given the 3 attackers can try and score a goal. (Tip when the RM passe...

Attackers Defending

category: Defending-Skills

Player 1 feeds player 2 then closes him/her down. Player 1 tries to stop player 2 dribbling through the goals, and attempts to disposses them. If p...

Attackers Defending

category: Defending-Skills

Attacker starts with the ball gives the ball to the defender who has to try and run in possession of the ball across the 23 meter line through one ...

Attacking Down The Left (Mini Hockey)

category: Practices-For-Juniors

Pass the ball from right to left ( slightly backwards.

2nd player takes the ball with the open stick to then pass the ball down the line to ...

Attacking Down The Wing

category: Game-related

RM (starting with the ball), passes to RW who first time (wall) passes it back.

The RM then passes the ball to RW who runs in field with the...

Attacking From A Hit In

category: Game-related

4 vs 2 from a sideline ball

Play wall pass with LM and look for forward options.

LB plays ball to LW, LW should keep the line free th...

Attacking From Deep Left

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Player 2 (left wing) receives ball from the Player 1 (left midfield) and takes the ball into the zone where the defender can try and win the ball. ...

Attacking From The Back

category: Game-related

Team 1 has to pass the ball around the back and never miss out more than 1 player.

Whenever the ball is received by one of the wide players ...

Attacking from the back

The aim of this exercise is to get the ball behind the three defenders in the zone. On achieving this, start again. Only one player at a time is al...

attacking pattern

Player 1 runs through the slalom passes the ball to player 2 player 2 runs infield with and passes the ball off the board to player 3 who runs from...

attacking the circle

Players 1 and 2 play a 2v1 against the first defender, before then moving on to the second defender.

They then run into the circle and try a...

Attacking the circle

Player 1 runs down the wing to then pass the ball backwards of square to player . He in turn gives the ball to player 3, who has run into the circl...

Attcking down the Wing

One of the players on the half way line passes the ball back to the two central defenders (7 and 8)
The midfielder may then make him/herself a...

Back out to the top

Players with the ball run down the backline and play the ball to the player at the top of the circle this player receives and shoots
players r...

Back to Front

5 Players, 2 balls. The player in the middle has to pass the ball from a player behind to player in front, first on the right and then on the left...

Ball into Space

Player 1 runs into the space to receive the ball from player 2 who:

  1. Can hit or push the ball
  2. Can give an aerial ball into the...

basic skills

1 player per rebound block.

Players play the ball into the Rebound block and receive the returning pass.

On the whistle the players s...

Beat a player relay

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who dribbles the ball into the box before dribbling out of one of the side of the box....

    Break from set piece

    Set up the break each time as shown in diagram for a 3 v 1 in the attacking team's favour.

    The break starts when the defender (number 1) pas...

    call in support

    Set out the grid as shown with 2 goals either side of the defender.

    1 player starts with the ball and has to run into contact with the defen...

    call in support

    Set out the grid as shown with 2 goals either side of the defender.

    1 player starts with the ball and has to run into contact with the defen...

    Catch a Stick

    3 v 1 - players with one ball between them. The players in possession have to pass the ball to each other while one player (white 1) attempts to ...

    Change the Point of Attack

    2 teams both with a ball. The object is for one of the wingers to get to the back line without being tackled. For a tackler to be released by the...

    Changing 4 vs 2

    Three teams of 2.

    Two teams combine to play against the 3rd team (in the animation this is the white and gold team playing against the blue ...

    Changing the point of attack

    The boards for this one can be put as far apart as you require and depending on the skill level and power of the player.

    Changing the Point of Attack

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2. At the same time, player 3 makes a run infield to create a space for player 2 to pass the ball ahead of player ...

    Changing the point of attack

    Player 1 starts with the ball and runs down the wing. The defender puts on some pressure . Just before player 1 loses the ball he/she turns away fr...

    Chase Ball

    Set up two teams of 3, with a ball per team in two interlocking triangles.

    One of the teams starts passing the ball. The second team then pa...

    Close Circles

    - 6 on 6
    - Approximately half pitch game played across the length
    - Full size D should be used (project onto the other goal)
    - High ...

    Closed Zones

    The aim of this exercise is to encourage the players to attack down the wings. The attacking team is not allowed to pass or attack through the zone...

    Collect ball

    Player 1 passes the ball past player 2 who has to turn, collect the ball and pass it back.

    Important for the player collecting to bend k...

    Colour code

    Set out lines of cones in two different colours.

    One player always along the red line and the other always along the blue cones.

    Play...

    Colour Code

    If players struggle to understand the patterns that you want them to run and try using 2/3 different coloured cones (depending on number of players). ...

    combination down right board

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 2 on the the half way line. this player then hook dribbles the bal...

    Combinations - Deflections

    Drill to reinforce movement on the pitch. The player that started the move will score the deflection from the second or third pass. This will emphas...

    Commit Then Pass

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 2 runs diagonally from the right to the left hand goal, drawing the defender. The player then drags the ball across...

    Conditioned game - 2 Jokers outside

    In the grid play a 5 vs 5 or 4 vs 4 possession hockey game.

    There a two jokers stood at either end of the area. These two players may receiv...

    Conditioned game - 2 Jokers outside

    In the grid play a 5 vs 5 or 4 vs 4 possession hockey game.

    There a two jokers stood at either end of the area. These two players may receiv...

    Conditioned play

    With 3 v 2 with a compulsory pass (hit in from the side line) RW feeds the ball to RM and then all 3 attackers have to try and score a goal.

    continous Reverse turn and support

    Player runs with the ball towards the first cone (pretend defender) The player reverse turns and passe the ball to the support player. the support ...

    Creating 2 v 1

    Player 1 passes the ball back to the supporting player. Player 1 then runs in the opposite direction to which he/she wants to receive the ball. The...

    Creating 2 v 1

    Player 1 passes the ball back to the supporting player. Player 1 then runs in the opposite direction to which he/she wants to receive the ball. The...

    Creating scoring chances - 3 v 1

    Player CF feeds the ball to RW through the area. On receiving the ball the RW takes the ball to the back line, (as soon as the ball has passed through...

    Creating scoring chances - 3 v 2

    Player CF feeds the ball to RW through the area. On receiving the ball the RW takes the ball to the back line, (as soon as the ball has passed through...

    Creating scoring chances

    Player CF feeds the ball to RW who takes the ball to the back line. On reaching the back line he/she passes the ball back to the CF who has now come d...

    Creating Space to Receive the Ball

    Player 3 runs into the channel. At the same time player 1 passes the ball to player 2. Player 3 has to time the run, so they can run out of the chann...

    Cros top and cross deep

    Player 1 passes the ball to the player at the top of the circle, who receives the ball and shoots at goal.

    Then player 2 passes the ball...

    cross over pass

    Running back and across to receive a diagonal pass to turn and run to the goal and score.

    Cross pass shot

    Players start alternate with the ball from two cones on the 23 meter line.

    They pass the ball diagionaly across for the opposite player to r...

    Crossing - From the Left and Right

    Players in the middle pass the ball out to their respective wingers.

    The winger receives the ball, and moves down the wing to then cross th...

    Crossing from the left

    Players run with the ball and then pull the ball back and cross the ball with the forehand.

    Players follow their own pass.

    Crossing

    Crossing the ball from a wide position to the opposite inside forward channel

    defence in box down right

    Attacker 1 passes to attacker 2 in stride. Attacker 2 tries to beat defender 1 in the box and crosses to attacker 3 in the circle.
    rotate de...

    Defence the circle

    Defender passes the ball. Attackers go 1 on 1 and try to penetrate the circle. Defenders priority is to stop the player getting through gate 1, then g...

    defending 3 v 2

    Players from the 23 metre line pass the ball to two players in the goal.
    These two players, on receiving the ball, can try to run and pass the...

    Defending changing situations

    4 v 4

    players are in pairs two team of 2 colours.

    the coach calls out before the team in possession starts the game which colour play...

    Defending in pairs

    Players from the 23 metre line pass the ball to a player in the goal.
    This player, on receiving the ball, can try to run the ball, under control, o...

    Defensive Transfer 2

    Introduce Inside Left and Inside Right and passing option as indicated on diagram

    Add in passive defenders

    Defensive Transfer

    Important players play at match intensity.
    Scan before receive, let ball come right past right foot, drive forward and peal out strong.

    Deflection / Angles Drill

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • The coach feeds the ball out to the right winger who receives the ball and takes the ball into the circle and ...

    Deflection

    One player will pass to their team mate, who will then play a deflection onto the board for a team mate, who will use an open stick side pick up and r...

    Deflection Left Post

    Work on player 1 starting off the move by passing out wide. Then make the lead to the left post and across the face of the goal to where the cross is...

    Develop the kick

  • Setup the drill as shown.
  • The coach numbers all the players on the edge of the circle. The coach then calls out a number and that player p...

    Disguised pass to the left

    • Adopt a 'ski position' in possession allowing vision of the ball and the receiving players
    • Look at Player 1 "visual dummy"...

    Disguised pass to the right

    • Adopt a ski position' in possession allowing vision of the ball and the receiving players
    • Look at Player 2 "visual dummy" ...

    Disguised upright passing

    - Two lines of players
    - Use a disguised push pass to manoeuvre around the cones
    - Pass should be played at 90 degrees

    Disguised upright passing

    - Two lines of players
    - Use a disguised push pass to manoeuvre around the cones
    - Pass should be played at 90 degrees

    Distribution

    1 Player feeds and 1 player has to receive the ball and pass alternating left and right concentrating on the first touch being in the direction of the...

    Distribution under Pressure

    1 Player passes the ball to the player through the cones then follows it to put pressure on the receiver. The receiver has to try and pass the ball t...

    Don't dive in!

    Players on the 23 metre line pass the ball to a player in the goal.
    This player, on receiving the ball can try to run the ball under control o...

    Down the Left

    The player at the front of the queue passes to the player by the cones. They then dribble round the cones, shoot and the join the back of the queue...

    Drag back control

    Coach's objective:

    Drag from left to right thus creating time in which to pass to the right

    Purpose :

    Drag back control

    Coach's objective:

    Drag from left to right thus creating time in which to pass to the right

    Purpose :

    draw defence and pass

    The player on the free hits starts to move to try and draw the defender to come out. As soon as the defender moves towards the ball the player pass...

    draw defence and pass

    The player on the free hits starts to move to try and draw the defender to come out. As soon as the defender moves towards the ball the player pass...

    Dribble or pass? 2 vs 1

    Players work in threes in this drill, 2 attackers trying to get past the single defender and score in one of the two goals.

    The white player...

    Dribble Pass and Move

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Split the group into two.
  • Player 1 dribbles up to the cone before passing the ball across to player ...

    Dribble pass and run

    Player 1 starts running, turns and gets a pass from player 2 and carries on dribbling. Player 1 then watches what direction player 3 is going, and doe...

    Dribble pass and run

    Player 1 starts dribbling, player 4 makes a move to the right/left and there is a short wallpass between 1 and 4. After containing the ball it is pass...

    Dribble pass relay

    Player 1 starts by running with the ball to the right hand cone, keeping the ball in contact with the stick, before passing the ball to the next pl...

    Dribble then Gate Pass

    White Player 1 dribbles with the ball to the blue cone before passing the ball through the red gates.

    Red player 1 receives the ball once it...

    Dribble through - Defensive zone game

    4 players inside the 23 meter area try to pass the ball through the defensive zone (the space between the 23 meter to the half way line) to the pla...

    Dribble through - Defensive zone game

    4 players inside the 23 meter area try to pass the ball through the defensive zone (the space between the 23 meter to the half way line) to the pla...

    Early 2 vs 1

    Players get into pairs with 1 ball per pair.

    The player with the ball dribbles around the area until one of the two defenders in the area co...

    England v Canada - German Variation

    Players line up as shown. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top of the circle. They then move the ball to Blue five on the left slip.<...

    Escape from the Grid

    Set up a square grid 5x5m with one player in the middle and 3 players on the outside and one player passing the ball into the player in the centr...

    Exploring the back line from left

    Player 1 runs into the circle and if the defender does not approach, player 1 can shoot at goal. Alternatively if the defender approaches, player 1...

    Exploring the back line

    Player 1 runs into the circle and if the defender does not approach, player 1 can shoot at goal. Alternatively if the defender approaches, player ...

    Far post goal

    Player runs down the byline and passes the ball to a player on the far post. Who tries and scores with a first time shot.
    Players run round the con...

    Far post goal

    The player on the left passes the ball into the path of the player on the right. When this player receives the ball they continue to run with with ...

    Far post goal

    Player with ball onthe right runs in the circle and after commiting the keeper passes the ball to the other player who has run to the far post and ...

    Far post Scoring

    Players start with a ball on the back line they run with the ball to get the Goalkeeper to commit and then pass the ball across to the far po...

    Fast Break from a Turnover

    - Fast Break off a turnover
    - Move the ball from own D to opposition baseline in two passes
    - Score a goal from the turnover in 3 passes<...

    Fast Break from a Turnover

    - Fast Break off a turnover
    - Move the ball from own D to opposition baseline in two passes
    - Score a goal from the turnover in 3 passes<...

    First stage receiving

    Ball each players have to stand next to the ball with the ball on the right. On the whistle the players should turn towards the ball spread their f...

    First stage receiving

    Ball each players have to stand next to the ball with the ball on the right. On the whistle the players should turn towards the ball spread their f...

    First touch out of the box

    Player 1 passes the ball into player 2 in the square.
    With the first touch try and get the ball out of the square.
    Outside players stay o...

    First touch

    Set up as shown 10m long by 6m. (Place cones at each end.

    Player 1 pushes the ball through the cones. Player 2 receives the pass and with t...

    first touch

    2 players one ball.

    Player passes the ball to the other player who has to first touch the ball into a passing position on the other side of t...

    first touch to cone


    One player passes the ball away from cone. Other player receive using first touch to move ball towards the cone then vice versa.

    Flat hit

    Rebound blocks on flat return side.

    Player shouyld hit the ball hard and receive the ball back and hit again.

    Carefull that the playe...

    Follow pass

    Play alternates from going up the left, to going up the right.

    The player waiting in the queue passes out to the wing, where the ball is pas...

    Forcing Play over to the Forehand

    All players start on the left hand side. Defence try to keep the game on their forehand. Attack try to score, dribbling and passing. First pass of ...

    Forehand lift over stick

    To do this skill the players should run to the left of each wooden stick and reverse stick drag the ball to their right, then forehand lift the bal...

    Forehand to Forehand

    Players pass and control ball on stick, forehand to forehand.

    Ball is not allowed to bounce off the stick.

    forward support

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 3 on the top of the circle. this player then hook dribbles the bal...

    Free hit forehand add

    Player on the ball waits for the player in the D to make a move with their stick outside the D for them to pass the ball hard onto the stick.

    <...

    Free hit forehand add

    Player on the ball waits for the player in the D to make a move with their stick outside the D for them to pass the ball hard onto the stick.

    <...

    From Left to Right

    2 Players transfer the ball from left to right at the same time. IMPORTANT to receive the ball from the player on the left he/she should move closer ...

    Front Defence Game

    Place a cone in the middle of the halfway line. Two players start with the ball on the halfway line with a 3rd player standing and waiting just beh...

    Front defence zone game

    Set out a zone by splitting pitch into 3 equal areas.

    Two players with the ball try to pass the ball through the centre zone to their partne...

    Full Court Press

    The difference between the Full Press, which puts pressure on the specific areas on the pitch (wide areas in the opposition's 23m area) and the Ful...

    Gate Passing

    1 ball between 2.

    Players have to pass the ball to each other through a gate. Using a different gate each time.

    The whole group shou...

    Get beyond the 23m line

    2 players stand on the 23m line with a defender. The defender is only allowed to defend outside the 23m area. One player on the half way line starts w...

    Give and Go Circle - Part 1

    1. The inside player passes the ball to their partner on the outside.

    2. The inside player then moves clockwise to receive the...

    Give and Go Circle - Part 2

    1. The inside player passes the ball to their partner on the outside.

    2. The inside player then moves anticlockwise to receive...

    Give and go

    Player 1 starts dribbling, player 2 asks for the ball, player 1 passes to 2 and runs into open space to receive the ball from 2. Then player 2 runs...

    Goalkeeper Compass Shuttle

  • Setup five cones in either the form of a compass or clock.

    On the command go the goalkeeper moves to the North then back to the middle, before t...

  • High speed ball circulation

    Good pile of balls placed with outside halves (2 and 3) who initiate each new movement.

    Player 3 plays the ball to 1 who slaps the ball at pa...

    Hockey rugby

    2 teams try and score by running the ball into the scoring zone.

    Rules are:

    • You can only pass the ball back of square.

    Hockey rugby

    2 teams try and score by running the ball into the scoring zone.

    Rules are:

    • You can only pass the ball back of square.

    holding up the ball against defence

    Feed the ball from the half way line to the player being marked (7). The marked player has to receive the ball and try and keep possession, allowi...

    holding up the ball

    Feed the ball from the half way line to the player being marked (7). The marked player has to receive the ball and try to keep possession, allowin...

    Hook Dribble - Pass

    Player 1 dribbles through the cones passes the ball to player 2's forehand.

    Player 2 receives the ball on the move, turning in field towards...

    Hook dribble check right

    Player 1 dribbles through the cones passes the ball to player 2's forehand.

    Player 2 receives the ball on the move turning in field to wards...

    Hook Dribble

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 2 on the left hand board. Player 2 turns with the ball in field an...

    Hook dribble

    The player at the front of the queue passes to the player by the cones. They then dribble round the cones, shoot and the join the back of the queue...

    In and Out Running

    The feeders on the half way line pass to the players higher up the field on the wings.

    The wing players must cut inside and then out to rece...

    Inside out - Indoor hockey outdoors

    Because of the similarities with indoor and outdoor hockey it is beneficial for the teams to practice indoor style games.

    Two 6 a-side teams...

    Interception - Open Stick

    in this video the defender times their run to intercept the pass to the left winger.

    To practice this skill set up players in groups of thre...

    Interception - Reverse Stick

    in this video the defender times their run to intercept the pass to the right winger.

    To practice this skill set up players in groups of thr...

    Interception

  • Setup the practice as shown.

    2 Players start in end zones opposite each other with the aim of trying to pass the ball to each other without gett...

  • Interception

    Two lines of players with 1 ball per grid.

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who runs to the opposite cone. Player 3 makes their intercep...

    Interception

    Two lines of players with 1 ball per grid.

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who runs to the opposite cone. Player 3 makes their intercep...

    Interceptor

    4 Players with one ball can only be outside the square of cones. A player is chosen to play inside the area. The players on the outside have to p...

    Jab Tackle

    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...

    Kabadi

    Set up with two teams, each team having their own area in which they keep possession by passing the ball around.

    The other team can send one...

    Kabadi

    Set up with two teams, each team having their own area in which they keep possession by passing the ball around.

    The other team can send one...

    Keep Possession Wall Pass

  • 8 Players with 1 ball.
  • 4 players on the outside are always on the side of the 2 players in possession of the ball.

    The 2 other player...

    Keep the Shape

    5 Players with one ball have to pass with only 2 touches on the ball each time, to each other in any direction whilst moving up the pitch. IMPORTANT ...

    Keep the space wide

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Red 1 starts with the ball and gives a square pass to Red 2. This player passes the ball down the line for W...

    Keep your distance

    4 Players have to pass the ball around the outside of a square of cones in any direction.

    After a few minutes remove the cones. The players ...

    Keep your distance

    4 Players have to pass the ball around the outside of a square of cones in any direction.

    After a few minutes remove the cones. The players ...

    King Ball

    This is a game where you learn to pass the ball beyond defenders, to players in space. No aerial ball allowed. Two teams positioned either side of the...

    Lead and receive

    - Leading towards and then away from a pass, receiving the ball on the open side

    Learning to exploit the overload

    Player on half way line passes the ball to nearest attacker, who, on receiving the ball will try to score a goal with the other attacker - 2v1. Th...

    Left Channel

    Always start with the same pass then play live. Try and score a goal.

    Left defender build up

    The LD takes a hit in from the side line. Their compulsory pass is to the the SW. As soon as the ball is played the 3 players with the ball have to...

    Left defender build up

    The LD takes a hit in from the side line. Their compulsory pass is to the the SW. As soon as the ball is played the 3 players with the ball have to...

    Left Right Receive

    Passing the ball between the cones.
    player 2 receives the ball on his / her open stick side.
    It is important to use correct footwork.

    Left To Right Cross

    Set out 6 cones in grid 10 by 10 metres
    The practice is to run with the ball to the 1st cone were the player lifts up the ball into space over...

    Left wing attack

    The LM starts with the ball. His/her compulsory pass is to the LW. As soon as the ball is played, the 3 players with the ball have to try and score a ...

    Look opposite

    2 players try and keep possession of the ball against 1 defender who has to put pressure on the player with the ball. The passing players should o...

    Low Reverse Stick Tackle

    - Set up a small area, with 2 forwards and 2 defenders
    - The forward players should dribble towards the weaker side (the left foot) of the def...

    Low Reverse Stick Tackle

    - Set up a small area, with 2 forwards and 2 defenders
    - The forward players should dribble towards the weaker side (the left foot) of the def...

    Make Space

    The worker player makes a run around the outside of the channel.

    The passer times their pass so that the worker player can run onto the ball...

    Making Space

    Players move as shown in the diagram. Player at the front of the queue passes to the player on the wing who is moving from side to side waiting for...

    Marking

  • Temporary footage
    Players should not wear baseball caps
    footage will be re shot soon
  • Place a ball on the pitch
    one player is the attac...

  • Mirror One Ball

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Mirror: One Ball

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Mirror: One Ball

    - Players work in pairs
    - Approximately 5 yard line
    - One player leads, the other follows
    - The leader must move the ball up and dow...

    Move Along the Line

    4 players have to keep possession against 2 defenders with the restriction that the players in possession can only move on the line they are on. Swap...

    Move left then strike

    Players set up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top of the circle. The main striker (Blue 3) runs over the t...

    move out to make space

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 3 on the top of the circle. this player then hook dribbles the bal...

    Movement off the ball

    Player on the left starts with the ball by running across the square the second player runs across behind the player with the ball when the cross t...

    Movement off the ball

    Player on the left starts with the ball by running across the square the second player runs across behind the player with the ball when the cross t...

    Moving ahead of the ball

    Pass and follow. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.

    The third player must run one way and then back again through the cones before receiv...

    Moving the ball left to score

    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 ...

    multiple ball possession

    Players on the ball can pass it to any static player, but they are not allowed to receive the ball from the player they just passed to.

    Intr...

    Multiple Goal Game

    Multiple goals

    4 - 5 goals on the pitch, two teams.

    Teams score a goal by passing through the goal to a player on their team.

    Pla...

    Name your Pass

    Players have to name their pass before they give the ball. To encourage vision, introduce 2 balls.

    Numbers Fitness

    Teams of 3 - 4 players.

    • Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball.

    The ball should be passed around the tea...

    Numbers Game

    Teams of 3 - 4 players. Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball. The ball should be passed around the team in numerical order while...

    Numbers Intercept

    Teams of 3 - 4 players. Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball. The ball should be passed around the team in numerical order whils...

    Off the right foot test

    Players have to start with a ball run with the ball and try to pass the ball off the right foot through the target area.

    One Touch Circle

    Players pass the ball around the circle. One touch. Stay in your position.

    Fun warm up game

    One touch pass on the move

    Players work in pairs with one ball.

    They have to pass between each set of cones and can only use one touch passing.

    One touch passing across the river

    Working in pairs players have to play 1 touch passes across the river (2 lines of cones about 2 meters apart).

    If one of the players touch...

    Open play short corner

    Set up as shown in the picture. The ball is pushed out towards the top of the circle, but on this occasion the stopper dummies to stop the ball bu...

    Open side Block Tackle

    Strong low body position and balanced ready to move.

    Left foot forward, right foot back, stick on the ground or hovering slightly above the...

    Open Side Drag Relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the right cone before dragging the ball across their body to their reverse stick and going ar...

    Open stick pick up

    Practising the continous pick up with the open stick, a player will pass the ball off the board, with the receiver taking it and dribbling forward ...

    Opposed Shooting: Clip Hit

    - Two active players (one forward, one defender) and a feeder
    - The feeder passes the ball into the forward, while the defend puts pressure on...

    Opposed Shooting: Flick and Push

    - Two active players (one forward, one defender) and a feeder
    - The feeder passes the ball into the forward, while the defend puts pressure on...

    Outletting

    create forward passes by transferring the ball

    The 3 blue players are trying to pass the ball through one of the 3 goals in the middle of the area ...

    Outletting through midfield

    We will be working on this kind of move in the midfield these next couple of weeks

    So we are able to outletting the ball via a wall pass int...

    Pass And Follow Exercise

    A simple pass and follow is to put out some cones at random on the pitch. Have a player without a ball by each cone and the rest of the players at the...

    Pass and follow exercise

    A good warm-up before the game is to start with some players with balls outside the 23m area. Put some other players 5-10m apart 3 down each side. ...

    Pass and follow exercise

    This exercise is to practise the right wing cross. A player with the ball runs into the area of cones and hits the ball across to the player at the...

    Pass and follow exercise

    This exercise is to teach players to run out and receive the ball and set up an attack down the right or left.
    Important that the pass should be gi...

    Pass and follow exercise

    This exercise is to teach players to run on to a ball passed into space. The ball, when played down the right wing, has to be received by the players ...

    pass and follow

    Player 1 runs with the ball through the little slalom and passes the ball to player 2
    Player 2 hook dribbles and has to make a decision to pas...

    Pass and Follow

    Players pass and follow the ball each time to the next cone.
    It is important to follow the following progressions: 1 - run and follow 2 - run/pa...

    Pass and Follow Pattern

    It is possible to set up any pattern of play and practice it with the pass and follow exercise. This one is just one example of a switch from left to...

    Pass and Follow

    Pass ball to player and then chase pass to put pressure on player.

    Receiving player either passes first touch or two touch to the next player.<...

    Pass and move into square

    Set out grids 5 by 5 m. For the practice 1 player on each corner with 1 ball between 4. Player passes ball clock wise and after pass moves to touch...

    Pass and Move

    Players have to pass the ball around the outside of the square with only 3 players. To make this possible, the player after the pass has to move t...

    Pass and Move

    Players have to pass the ball around the outside of the square with only 3 players. To make this possible, the player after the pass has to move t...

    Pass And Receive - Moving The Ball

    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

    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

    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

    The blue team position themselves tactically around the area.

    Players with the ball make a pass to one of the static players, looking to the...

    Pass and receive

    place the rebound boards around all facing into the middle. player in the middle has to pass and receive the ball into any rebound board move aroun...

    Pass and receive static wall

    Split your group in half. The white team each has a ball. The blue team position themselves evenly around the coned area and remain static.

    Pass and receive

    The blue team position themselves tactically around the area.

    Players with the ball make a pass to one of the static players, looking to the...

    Pass and Return

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 and then follows his/her own pass. Player 2 then passes the ball back to player 1 for a wall pass into the spa...

    Pass and score

    Players line up in two groups outside the 23 metre area.
    Player on the left, passes the ball to a player on the right running towards the go...

    Pass and score

    Players line up in two groups outside the 23 metre area.
    Player on the left, passes the ball to a player on the right running towards the go...

    Pass and switch positions

    The player without the ball (player 2) runs towards the opposite cone and communicates to their partner that they are ready to receive the ball.

    Pass and switch positions

    The player without the ball (player 2) runs towards the opposite cone and communicates to their partner that they are ready to receive the ball.

    Pass back to top

    Players run in to the circle along the back line from which they pass the ball to a player at the top of the circle on the opposite side of the goa...

    Pass intercept

    2 players pass the ball at each other through the channel. The interceptor has to stand outside the channel and try to stop the ball. When the play...

    Pass move to receive return

    The player in the middle passes the ball to the outside player and then runs through the centre to the other side of the cones, looking to receive ...

    Pass past the defender

    The player with the ball runs around the cone before then trying to pass the ball to the player standing behind the defender.

    To get the bal...

    Pass past the defender

    The player with the ball runs around the cone before then trying to pass the ball to the player standing behind the defender.

    To get the bal...

    Pass quick to shoot

    3 players outside the D have to pass the ball between them to try and create an opening for one of the wide players to have a shot. A defender in t...

    Pass receive and score

    Players line up with a ball each at the top of the circle they pass the ball into the rebound block and receive the returning ball to take it into ...

    Pass run and far post

    Player 1 passes the ball into the path of player 2. Player 2 runs into the circle and passes the ball to the player on the far post (player 3).

    ...

    Pass to colour

    Start with red pass to White. Then red player runs and receives ball from Blue then Blue runs to receive from white white runs to receive from red....

    Pass to partner to score

    Players hit the ball into the rebound block for the player on the far post to try and score with a deflection or first time shot.

    Pass to player behind the defender

    The defender is only allowed to defend inside the zone. The 2 outside players can choose to pass from outside or inside the zone.

    The 2 play...

    pass to reverse into 2 goals

    Set up 2 goals 5 metre wide and 10 m apart
    2 player passing the ball to each others reverse stick side pull the ball to the forehand to pass ...

    Pass To Reverse Warm Up

    3 player pass the ball around in a triangle to the reverse stick side to then pull the ball back round to pass the ball with the forhand.

    pass to score pattern

    4 players position themselves in the circle, one in each zone. A player from the top of the circle passes the ball to any of the players in the cir...

    Pass to top of circle for goal

    Players with ball run down the byline and pass the ball to a player at the top of the circle who receives and shoots on goal

    Pass, turn and pass.

    Players have a block, ball and 1 cone each.

    Players start between the cone and the rebound block with the ball they pass the ball into the b...

    Passing across the river

    Working in pairs players have to work their way down the cones, passing across the river (2 lines of cones about 2 meters apart).

    The playe...

    Passing and receiving on the move

    Split the group into two.

    Player 1 dribbles up to the cone before passing the ball across to player 2.

    Players have to make sure that...

    Passing around the gates

  • 2 players, 1 ball.
  • Each player should stand 1m behind the gate.
  • Player 1 passes the ball to Player 2.
  • Player 2 controls t...

  • Passing from left to right in pairs

    Players in pairs run along the length of one side and pass the ball from left to right by pulling the ball back and moving their feet around the ba...

    Passing lines - Switch the ball

    The wide player passes the ball to the supporting player who then passes the ball wide, missing out the other central player.

    This practice ...

    Passing lines to switch the ball

    Pass the ball to the supporting player who then passes the ball wide missing out the other central player.

    The practice can be done with 2 b...

    Passing off the right foot

    - Passing off of the right foot
    - Open body up
    - 'Jump' into pass
    - Doesn't allow the defender to set themselves

    Passing on the move and score

    This is a great practice for players to practice passin and receiving on the move.

    Set out 2 lines or cones about 5 meters apart in both dir...

    Passing on the move and score

    This is a great practice for players to practice passin and receiving on the move.

    Set out 2 lines or cones about 5 meters apart in both dir...

    PAssing pattern

    Player 1 runs around the cone and receives the ball from the opposite wing (2). After receiving the ball, player 1 plays a DOUBLE wall pass with o...

    Passing patterns

    In this you set out 2 colours of cones. Player 1 after having passed the ball will run to the red cones and player 2 will run from blue to blue.

    Passing relays

    The inside team (white) pass the ball around the outside of the small square.

    At the same time the blue team on the large square are running...

    Passing Relays

    Passing ball around the outside of the cones. While another team is running a relay around the outside square. How many passes can the passing team d...

    Passing relays

    The inside team (white) pass the ball around the outside of the small square.

    At the same time the blue team on the large square are running...

    Passing right to left in pairs

    Players in pairs run along the length of one side and pass the ball from right to left on the move to the other player.

    The player receiving...

    Passing Round Hoops

    Using the plastic hoola hoops place them around the pitch. Players get in groups of 3 and pass a ball around the putside of the hoops.

    Passing the ball out from the back

    4 players spread the ball round the back standing in defensive formation by their cone.

    The players pass and receive the ball, moving it fro...

    Passing through a line of defence

    Create 2 end zones either side of a line. 2 players are in each end zone and 2 defenders on the line.

    The players in the end zones can pass ...

    Passing with 2 players in a square

    Player 1 starts dribbling the first ball across the square, in the middle they pass (push) the ball to player 2 and carry on running across. Players 3...

    Passing with Decision Making

  • Setup the practice as shown with cones 5m, 10m and 15m away.
  • Split the group into pairs.
  • Player 1 remains behind the line while pla...

    Penalty Corner Injection

    - Restart at a penalty corner
    - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routine can run smoothly

    Penalty Corner Injection

    - Restart at a penalty corner
    - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routine can run smoothly

    Penalty Corner Injection

    - Restart at a penalty corner
    - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routine can run smoothly

    Penalty Corner Injection

    - Restart at a penalty corner
    - Very important that the ball goes exactly where desired so the routine can run smoothly

    Player in the Middle: Hitting

    - 4 players have to move the ball across the box containing one defender
    - Players must remain on the corners of the box
    - The defender c...

    Playing against Dice defence

    It is important that the team in possession plays the ball around and down the boards into the midfield players and back until the shape of the dic...

    Playing into space

    2 players have to cleverly pass the ball to each other to create an opportunity to pass through the goal to the other side (into space).

    The...

    Playing into space

    2 players have to cleverly pass the ball to each other to create an opportunity to pass through the goal to the other side (into space).

    The...

    Positional Play

    Pick a position on the pitch and decide (right defender) a) which players feed the position (sweeper) b) which 2 players can he/she pass to (right win...

    positional unit play

    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...

    Post Up and Overlap (2v1)

    - Playing a 2 on 1 in a narrow area

    - Looking to post hard towards the player and turn strong

    - Player making the initial pass should...

    Posting up - Roll Left

    - Posting up is when a player moves from one area of the pitch to another looking to receive the ball

    - Moves the ball by rolling over the l...

    Posting up - Roll Right

    - Posting up is when a player moves from one area of the pitch to another looking to receive the ball

    - Moves the ball by rolling over the r...

    Posting up: Using the body

    - Posting towards the ball, and then rolling away
    - Drags defenders out of position
    - Use of the body to shield the ball, and then roll a...

    Posting up: Using the body

    - Posting towards the ball, and then rolling away
    - Drags defenders out of position
    - Use of the body to shield the ball, and then roll a...

    Posting up: Using the body

    - Posting towards the ball, and then rolling away
    - Drags defenders out of position
    - Use of the body to shield the ball, and then roll a...

    Practice for hit out on left

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who gives a return pass to Player 1. Player 3 makes a run to create speace to receive...

    Pre match pass and follow

    1 passes to 2.
    2 passes to 3.
    3 passes to 1, who then shoots.
    Player 2 then moves to player 1 position, player 3 moves to 2 and play...

    Preparation for switching the ball

    Player 1 and 2 have to pass the ball between themselves in order to try and create an oppening through which to pass the ball through either goal t...

    Push

    Grip: Hands apart but similar 'double V grip' to the hitting technique.

    Head: The head should be positione...

    Pushing test

    In this test the player has to aim the ball at the target, either dragging, slapping or pushing the ball.

    Quick break

    The SW has to hit the 16 yard hit to one of the opposite players. On doing so the three attackers try and score and the two defenders try and ...

    Quick Shot Relay

    The practice starts with the first red player dribbling their ball to the goal line before passing the ball back to the player who is on the pena...

    Quick shot

    Pass and follow to a player positioned just outside the circle
    or inside if that is relevant to your team.
    one thing obout staying out side the ...

    Random blocks

    Place as many rebound blocks as you have around the D. Players with a ball each run around play as many pass and receives with any rebound board.

    react to defender

    Player runs with the ball the side and has to pass the ball to a player on the right. The player receiving has to receive the ball to the opposite ...

    react to defender

    Player runs with the ball the side and has to pass the ball to a player on the right. The player receiving has to receive the ball to the opposite ...

    Rebound deflections

    Set up the rebound blocks so that the rebound gives the player a cahnge to deflect or score from a pass coming from the right.

    Receive and Dribble Fitness

    Player without the ball receives the ball from one of the players and runs with it around the far cone and passes the ball back. He/she then receives...

    Receive and score on the move

    A player starts to run towards the 23 metre line (a). The running player has to call for one of the other players to pass the ball (b), on receivi...

    Receive and score on the move

    A player starts to run towards the 23 meter line, the running player has to call for one of the other players to pass the ball, on receiving the ba...

    Receive and score on the move

    A player starts to run towards the 23 meter line, the running player has to call for one of the other players to pass the ball, on receiving the ba...

    Receive and score on the move

    A player starts to run towards the 23 metre line (a). The running player has to call for one of the other players to pass the ball (b), on receivi...

    Receive and score on the move

    A player starts to run towards the 23 metre line , the running player has to call for one of the other players to pass the ball. On recieving the b...

    Receive Back

    Practice starts with player 3 passing the ball to player 2. Who in turn passes the ball to player 1.
    Player 3 has run towards the top of the ...

    Receive reverse on the move

    2 Balls Players in the middle receive the ball on the reverse pass the ball on to the next player to then receiving the same ball back again on the...

    receiving high ball

    - Receiving the aerial pass
    - The body should be put behind the ball
    - Ball should be taken on the head of the stick
    - Once the init...

    receiving high ball

    - Receiving the aerial pass
    - The body should be put behind the ball
    - Ball should be taken on the head of the stick
    - Once the init...

    Receiving On The Forehand

    Receive ball in front of the right foot with weight on right foot in order to pass ball in either direction.

    Eyes should watch the ball ont...

    Receiving On The Forehand

    Receive ball in front of the right foot with weight on right foot in order to pass ball in either direction.

    Eyes should watch the ball ont...

    Receiving On The Forehand

    Receive ball in front of the right foot with weight on right foot in order to pass ball in either direction.

    Eyes should watch the ball ont...

    Receiving the ball from behind

    First player runs towards the channel of cones. Next player in the line passes the ball to the running player inside the channel.
    The player ...

    Receiving the ball on the move

    1 - when receiving the ball on the forehand, the player should let the ball role passed the right foot, then continue the run, then pass back the b...

    Recieving ball fom behind

    In pairs one ball between 2. Players run up and down between cones or lines player behind passing the ball to the one infront and then change direc...

    Relays: Push Pass

    - Two groups
    - Practice push pass off both feet
    - Dribble with the ball, then pass on the move
    - Strongside to Strongside passes

    Relays: Push Pass

    - Two groups
    - Practice push pass off both feet
    - Dribble with the ball, then pass on the move
    - Strongside to Strongside passes

    Relays: Push Pass

    - Two groups
    - Practice push pass off both feet
    - Dribble with the ball, then pass on the move
    - Strongside to Strongside passes

    Relays: Push Pass

    - Two groups
    - Practice push pass off both feet
    - Dribble with the ball, then pass on the move
    - Strongside to Strongside passes

    Reverse Drag Relay

    Player 1 runs up to the 2 cones and reverse stick drags the ball through them before then running to the far cone.

    When they reach the far ...

    Reverse lift

    - Perform a stick dink from left to right
    - White cone is a defender, red cones mark the range of their stick you are looking to lift over.

    Reverse side defending

    Players from the side of the area, pass the ball to a player in the goal.
    This player, on receiving the ball can try to run the ball under con...

    Reverse Squeeze

    - Performing a squeeze on the reverse side
    - Useful to eliminate an overcommiting player

    Reverse Stick Dink and Squeeze

    - Combining the reverse stickd dink and squeeze motion
    - Perform the reverse stick dink on the red cones
    - Perform the squeeze on the blu...

    Reverse stick drag and pass

    Two players pass the ball into the board and receive the ball to run to the other rebound board. both player should reverse stick drag the ball and...

    Reverse stick drag relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the left cone and then drags the ball across their body from their reverse stick side to thei...

    Reverse stick drag relay

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Player 1 runs at the left cone and then drags the ball across their body from their reverse stick side to thei...

    Reverse Stick Drink: Advanced

    - 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 hit

    Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

    Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

    Reverse stick hit

    Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

    Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

    Reverse stick hit

    Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

    Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

    Reverse stick lift

    - Performing a lift on the reverse side
    - Useful when a player is being channeled
    - Set up a hurdle. Have the player drag the ball right ...

    Reverse Stick Repetition

    Player in the middle runs to receive the ball on his/her reverse stick side from one of the sides and then passes it on. He/she then runs out to r...

    Reverse stick shimmy

    Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal.

    Hold the stick with your palms facing upwards and turn the stick so that th...

    Reverse Stick Trap Technique

    - Receiving the ball on the reverse side, upright
    - The ball should be rolled into the player at a fairly slow pace to begin with

    Reverse Stick Trap Technique

    - Receiving the ball on the reverse side, upright
    - The ball should be rolled into the player at a fairly slow pace to begin with

    Reverse Stick Trap Technique

    - Receiving the ball on the reverse side, upright
    - The ball should be rolled into the player at a fairly slow pace to begin with

    reverse turn and pass

    Player runs with the ball in close control to the 2 cones to then reverse turn and pass the ball to the front player of the next group. ( 2 cones t...

    reverse turns both way.

    Players run with the ball at the cones (pretending these are a defender).

    The players reverse or forehand turn away from the cones to then c...

    Right Channel

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, who plays a 2v1 with player 3 through the channel. Once through, the attack becomes a 4v2 to try and score a...

    Right Side Attack

    The ball is passed across the pitch, then passed to the player running. Either the near player or the far player, then play an attack.

    Right Wing - Cross and Shoot

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • The Right Wing starts with the ball and dribbles to the defenders penalty corner mark, commit the Goalkeeper and ...

    Right Wing Cross

    - 3 Forward players
    - Ball is initially played wide, and is then hit towards the leading player
    - Player traps the ball, and takes a shot...

    Right Wing Cross

    - 3 Forward players
    - Ball is initially played wide, and is then hit towards the leading player
    - Player traps the ball, and takes a shot...

    roll out to shoot

    Player at the top of the circle receives the ball with his/her back to the goal. Then turns with one touch, either left or right and shoots at goal...

    Roll Strong and Switch

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who has run across the pitch.

    On receiving the ball, player 2 turns around and runs towards the goal an...

    rotate forward

    Player 1 runs through slalom passes the ball down the board to the reverse stick of player 2 who passes the ball to player 3 who moves towards the bal...

    Rotations

    Work on the rotation. This is the standard pattern - Left-Right (L-R) rotation, and will be made reference to in the next few drills. Players make th...

    Round the cones and out

    set out a lot of cones at random in a an area of 5 by 5 m.

    Then set out as many cones on the outside (5 meters away) for 2 players and a bal...

    Round the Gate

    2 Players, 1 ball. They have to pass the ball through the gate to their partner who, on receiving the ball has to 1st touch the ball wide of eithe...

    Round the Gate under Pressure

    2 Players, 1 ball. One of the players has to pass the ball to his partner through the gate. After the pass he/she then runs after the ball to put pr...

    Run Around

    After one of the players has passed the ball to the player next to them, they have to run all the way around to try and get back to their place bef...

    run out to receive and pass on

    Players start on small square and run out to the corner of the bigger square to receive the ball.

    After having received the ball and having ...

    Run out to receive

    In this practice 2 players either side. one side starts with the ball on the cone the player on the otherside has to make a move to the wide cone f...

    Run out to receive reverse

    One player starts outside the square with the ball the next player runs out to receive the baqll on the reverse and passes it on the next player co...

    run pull back and pass to score

    Players are in pairs with one ball between them.

    Player on the left starts to run with the ball towards the back line. Other player tries to...

    Run through gates

    Set-up a number of gates about 1m wide.

    Minimum number of gates 1 for every 2 players.

    • Get the players to run through 20 gates.

    Run, pass and sweep

    This is a pass and follow exercise with 3 different elements that helps players with fast passing - particularly important when trying to score in ...

    Running into Space

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who passes the ball to player 3. Player 3 passes the ball to player 1 who is running at the ball, turns on re...

    Running relay

    3 Players with one ball between them.

    To start just play a simple pass and then follow the ball to the back of the queue.

    As your pla...

    Score till you drop

    Place some rebound blocks around the D facing the goal.

    The Player in the middle has to start by passing the ball into any rebound block and...

    Scoring from the spot

    Players run to the byline with the ball pass it to the Pspot for a player to shoot first time (sweep). Passing player pass and follow.

    Alter...

    Scoring from the top

    Player runs into the square. Player at right angle passes the ball into the square for the runner to receive, the receiver then runs into the circl...

    Self Pass - Getting the ball wide

    This is a basic practice to help teach players a simple pattern to get the ball out of the back.

    Gold players start with a sideline hit and ...

    Self Pass and Pass

    White player 1. drives into the area, stops the ball and self passes to the left then turns and passes to the blue player 1.

    The drill conti...

    self pass Disguise Free

    The player with ball has a free hit.

    They should play a self pass before then trying to get the ball to either player.

    The defender h...

    self pass Disguise Free

    The player with ball has a free hit.

    They should play a self pass before then trying to get the ball to either player.

    The defender h...

    self pass relay

    Players run into the triangle stop the ball by the cone.

    Player the should take a self pass by pulling the ball back away from the cone befo...

    Self Pass to create 2 vs 1

    2 v 1 with depth.

    Blue player starts with a self pass and runs at the defender with the option of then passing the ball to the deep player o...

    Self Pass to create 2 vs 1

    2 v 1 with depth.

    Blue player starts with a self pass and runs at the defender with the option of then passing the ball to the deep player o...

    Semi-Pressured Shooting

    - Top D Pressurised Shooting
    - Passive defender
    - Forward takes the ball across the body
    - Defender must run from inside the D, arou...

    Semi-Pressured Shooting

    - Top D Pressurised Shooting
    - Passive defender
    - Forward takes the ball across the body
    - Defender must run from inside the D, arou...

    Shooting

    Player 1 passes into the circle and receives the ball back. The attackers all start running to get free (find some space).Player 1 passes to player...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds any other attacker who controls and (a) shoots or (b) develops to other attackers making 1 or 2 passes before shoting (as in the dia...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds player 2 on the run in the grid.

    Player 2 then feeds player 3 on the run in the grid.

    Player 3 then plays a wall pass ...

    Shooting

    Player 1 feeds any other attacker who controls and (a) shoots or (b) develops to other attackers making 1 or 2 passes before shoting (as in the dia...

    Shooting Warm-Up

    Pass the ball into the path of the player running towards the circle. Player receiving the ball, should keep the stick on the ball when entering t...

    Short Corner Defence 2 - 2

    Setup the defence as shown with defenders on each post and a runner on each post.

    Player 1 runs to the top of the circle with Player 2 runni...

    short corner

    Now it is not necessary to stop the ball out side the circle anymore.
    A good move is to first touch the ball into a hitting position and shoot or ...

    short corner

    Now it is not necessary to stop the ball out side the circle anymore.
    A good move is to first touch the ball into a hitting position and shoot or ...

    Short pass while dribbling

    Player 1 is dribbling with the ball and makes a short (wall) pass with player 2 who dribbles on with the ball. As the end players 1 and 2 have switche...

    shortcorner move for weekend

    This is one of the moves I wanted my team to see before the training session because. We are playing a 2 2 defence ( with 2 line man)

    sideline self pass practice

    Set the pitch out as shown lots of ball son the side line. The 2 teams play normal 5 a-side. When the whistle goes player in possession leaves the...

    simple press

    This animation is made to show my team The way we set up our press and where each player moves according to where the ball is.

    Skill combinations

    Plaers start in one half with the ball dribble thropugh the slalom (2 cones) and pass the ball to the player coming outofthe the circle to receive the...

    Skill technique circuit

    There should be approximately 4 players on each of the 3 stations in this drill.

    The player at the top of the pitch (player 2) starts with t...

    Skills - Dynamic Shooting

    Drill working on dynamic movement to lead to dynamic shooting. This will increase the power and deception that you can put on your shots.

    Skills - One Touch Plays

    Drill to develop one-touch passing. Emphasis should be on generating power with one touch passing. Make use of the sideboards.

    Slap Hit - direction

    This video is to teach the players about ball position in relation to stance and the direction of the ball

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Slap Hit Zone Game

    - 4 players have to move the ball across the box containing one defender
    - Players must remain close to the corners of the box
    - The defe...

    Slip right and Strike

    Players line up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top of the circle. The ball is stopped and the striker move...

    Space pass

    Player 1 runs square across the pitch with the ball and then passes the ball into the space for the wide man to run onto the ball both sides. Then ...

    Space Pass

    Player has to pass the ball from one square to the other square. He/she is only allowed to control the ball inside the square and not outside.

    Space Pass

    Player has to pass the ball from one square to the other square. He/she is only allowed to control the ball inside the square and not outside.

    speed up the self pass

    2 teams

    set out 2 small triangles with 1 meter sides.

    1 player from each team and a ball stand inside the triangle inside the 5 metre...

    Squeeze Relay

    - Performing the squeeze movement over hurdles
    - A useful elimination skill to beat an overcommiting defender

    Squeeze

    Normal best hit from around the penalty spot.
    Attacker stands ready to receive the ball, ball gets passed in from the right side off the D. after r...

    Squeeze

    Normal best hit from around the penalty spot.
    Attacker stands ready to receive the ball, ball gets passed in from the right side off the D. after r...

    Squeeze: Introduction

    - Performing the squeeze movement over 2D markers
    - Should have a single marker to indicate where the movement should be performed
    - A li...

    Stick stop Handle push

    The ball is stopped with the stick rolled into the circle for it then to be passed across the top of the Circle with the handle of the stick by the...

    Stick Up or Down

    Player 1 starts by running with the ball to the right hand cone, keeping the ball in contact with the stick. The player opposite them holds their ...

    stop the ball crossing the line

    in pairs about 5 - 10 m apart.

    Both either standing on a line or by a cone. Player passes the ball to the reverse stick side receiving playe...

    stop the ball crossing the line

    in pairs about 5 - 10 m apart.

    Both either standing on a line or by a cone. Player passes the ball to the reverse stick side receiving playe...

    Straight and Square

    2 Players with one ball. 1 Player can only pass square, the other only straight forward. After each pass, the player has to run across to be able to...

    Stuck in the Box Disguise

    - 5 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 2 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defenders cannot leave the square o...

    Stuck in the Box Fluid

    5 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 1 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defen...

    Stuck in the Box Fluid

    5 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 1 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defenders canno...

    Stuck in the Box

    - 5-10 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 1 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defenders cannot leave the squar...

    Stuck in the Box Passive

    - 5 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 2 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defenders cannot leave the square o...

    Stuck in the Box

    - 5-10 yard square
    - 3 forwards and 1 defenders
    - Forwards must stay on the outside of the square
    - Defenders cannot leave the squar...

    Support and Swap

    The team with the ball must try and keep possession of the ball. Only 2 players from each team are allowed to be inside the area.

    1 player...

    Support the Wall Pass

    One player passes the ball to his/her partner who wall passes the ball back to the 1st player to run onto. The same player then turns and does the...

    Sweep far post

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 1. Player 1 then passes the ball into the goal with a slap hit. Player 2 follows his/her pass and takes the positio...

    Sweep far post

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 1. Player 1 then passes the ball into the goal with a slap hit. Player 2 follows his/her pass and takes the po...

    Sweep Hit

    The sweep is a variation from the hit pass.

    The grip and stance are the same the ball is placed in line with the front foot.

    The stic...

    Sweep Hit

    The sweep is a variation from the hit pass.

    The grip and stance are the same the ball is placed in line with the front foot.

    The stic...

    Switch and Pass

    Player 1 dribbles the ball across the square, forcing player 2 to also switch in order to receive the square pass from player 1.

    Player 2 th...

    Switch and Pass with drop off

    Player 1 starts the drill by passing to player 2. On receiving the pass player 2 runs with the ball towards the next cone on the opposite side.

    switch attacking pattern

    Player 1 plays the ball across to 2, who in turn plays it up inside the cones to 3 who shoots at goal. Player 2 then moves to where 3 was and 3 joi...

    Switch

    2 Players with one ball. Player on right runs with the ball across to the other side. The other player also runs across but crossing behind the play...

    switch out of trouble

    No matter where you are on the pitch, if you feel that you cannot continue to apply pressure towards the goal Then start to play away from defender...

    Switch Pass ahead of player.

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2, player 2 lets the ball roll across his/her body and opens up to pass the ball to player 3. Player 3 has to r...

    switch quick passing attack

    Player 2 and 3 play fast passes while running towards the circle. Player 3 suddenly makes a long pass to player 1, who should take the shot. Player...

    Switching the ball

  • Setup the practice as shown.
  • Split the group into two.
  • Player 1 dribbles up to the cone before passing the ball across to p...

    Switching the point

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2.

    Player 2 turns away from the cone, and passes the ball into space for player 3 to run onto.

    Pla...

    Team relay

    Four teams of 3 or 4 players. Put one goal 15m over the half way line so the half way line is the top of the circle.

    The four team teams, on...

    Team relay

    Four teams of 3 or 4 players. Put one goal 15m over the half way line so the half way line is the top of the circle.

    The four team teams, on...

    Terminator

    The players each have a ball. On the coaches command the defending team comes in to the area and tries to hit all the balls out. If a player gets ...

    The Drawbridge

    Line up for the short corner as shown above. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top. The striker then moves the ball to the right. Blu...

    The German

    Players must set up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top of the circle. The striker (Blue 3) picks up the bal...

    three man weave from half way line

    White Player passes the ball toRed player who runs in field with the ball to allow the white player to loop round .Red Player passes to Blue playe...

    Three man weave

    Player 2 passes the ball to player 3(A).Player 3 receives the ball and runs infield with the ball allowing player 2 to run round the outside to ove...

    Three pass and shoot pattern

    Players start on the 23 metre line, in 3 groups, each group with some hockey balls.
    2 passes to 1.
    3 passes to 2.
    1 passes to 3.

    Through Ball

    Some players stand outside the 23m area with a ball each.

    One player has to try and play the ball to the player in the circle through the ar...

    Through Pass

    A line of attacking players stand outside the 23 metre line with a ball each, with one other attacking on the goal side of the grid. Inside the gri...

    Through Pass

    4 players have to try and play the ball from one side of the area to the other by passing it between or around the 2 players in the middle area. 5...

    Through the Goal

    Team scores goal by making a successful pass to a team mate through the oppositions goal (from front to back direction).
    This should encourage...

    Top D Preparation

    Stop the ball dead and then leave it for the striker to either drag flick the ball at goal, or to pass it.

    Transfer the Ball and Support

    The player in the middle runs at the player with the ball and receives the ball. He then passes it to the other player and runs at this player until ...

    Triangle passing

    The triangle has sides of 1 metre in length.

    Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 . The receiver has to 1st touch the ball to one of the sid...

    Two is too many

    The player with the ball starts to run down the pitch towards the goal. The supporting player stays slightly behind but moves up the pitch on the o...

    Two Jokers - Create the 6 vs 4

    Set up a grid (size depends on the ability of your players) and nominate 2 players as the the jokers in the pack (yellow players).

    The jokers...

    Two or Three Touch Game

    Players play a normal game of hockey with the added rule that the players are only allowed to touch the ball 2 or 3 times.

    Two player square passing

    Moving back and forth between two cones players make straight and diagonal passes to each other while moving.

    Two player square passing

    Moving back and forth between two cones players make straight and diagonal passes to each other while moving.

    Two players one ball

    Player 1 passes the ball square to player 2 and has to run diagonally to get in front and ahead of player 2. Player 2 on receiving the ball runs diago...

    Under pressure

    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...

    Unopposed 11-a-side

    The team has to pass the ball around the team using two touches. However, when ever players run out of position, a player misses the ball or runs w...

    Up and down passing comp

    set out 4 5 by 5 metre squares with cones with a 5 m space between the squares.

    Players in pairs with 1 ball between them.

    players al...

    Up Up Up

    - Practice running, lifting the ball under control
    - The ball should bounce in between each cone

    Use the support and run for return

    Player 2 runs to receive the ball and then runs with the ball to the cone before turning to pass the ball back to the support player.

    The p...

    Using Board 2 vs 1

    The forward (blue 1) gives the ball to the opposition's defender and then tries to win the ball back.

    Once they have the ball the defender p...

    Using player ahead of the ball

    Player 1 passes the ball into the circle to player 2 or 3, avoiding the defending player, on the edge of the circle, who can only try and intercept th...

    Using Player on Back Line - RHS

    Player 1 runs into the circle and if the defender does not approach, player 1 can shoot at goal. Alternatively if the defender approaches, player 1...

    Using players in space

    Player 1 passes the ball into the circle to player 2 or 3, avoiding the defending player, on the edge of the circle, who can only try and intercept...

    Using the Boards

    Set up a line of cones about 5 to 8 metres away from the boards forming a long thin pitch.

    Make two end zones

    2 teams of 4 nominate a...

    Using the support

    Player 2 runs to receive the ball from player 1 before then carrying the ball to the cones.

    Player 2 then turns 180 degrees and passes the b...

    V Drag

    - An introduction into the V-Drag
    - The ball is moved in a 'v' shape motion, from the left foot to the right foot
    - A very useful elimina...

    V-Drag: Introduction

    - An introduction into the V-Drag
    - The ball is moved in a 'v' shape motion, from the left foot to the right foot
    - A very useful elimina...

    V-Drag: Introduction

    - An introduction into the V-Drag
    - The ball is moved in a 'v' shape motion, from the left foot to the right foot
    - A very useful elimina...

    Vertical Pass back

    Player 1 passes to player 2, then 1 follows pass and receives the return pass from 2. Player 1 then gives the pass into the space for player 2 to ...

    Via Support

    3 Players with a ball are trying to get one of the wide players across the goal line by passing the ball via the support player. The defending play...

    Wall Pass and Receive Back

    1 - pass to player in middle.
    2 - Wall pass back and player runs onto wall pass.
    3 - Wall passer runs away from the middle, and receives the...

    Wall Pass Circuit - 2 v 1

    Pass and follow with a wall pass.

    Player 1 passes the ball for a wall pass to player after receiving the ball back. Player 1 passes the ball...

    Wall Pass Circuit - Uncontested

    Pass and follow with a wall pass.

    Player 1 passes the ball for a wall pass to player after receiving the ball back. Player 1 passes the ball...

    Wall Pass Circuit with Defender

    Pass and follow with a wall pass.

    Player 1 passes the ball for a wall pass to player after receiving the ball back. Player 1 passes the ball...

    Wall pass

    Player 1 runs with the ball, player 2 makes a move towards the ball and receives the ball from 1, on the move on the forehand.

    Player 2 then...

    Wall Pass

  • 1 Player starts with the ball and does not move.
  • The other player starts at the cone.
  • He / she runs at the player with the b...

    Wall Pass Relay

    4 or more players with one ball. Players pass the ball to the middle player then run to the wall pass then pass and follow the ball to the player on ...

    Wall pass under pressure

    4 players with 2 balls. One player in the middle is tightly marked. One of the players with the ball passes the ball at the marked player who then ...

    Wall pass under pressure

    4 players with 2 balls. One player in the middle is tightly marked. One of the players with the ball passes the ball at the marked player who then ...

    Wide pass forward

    Player 1 passes the ball across to player 2 who then passes up the wing to 3. Player 3 then crosses the ball to 4 who has a shot at goal.

    Pl...

    Widening the Goal - Left

    - 3 active forwards and one passive defender
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First...

    Widening the Goal - Left

    - 3 active forwards and one passive defender
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First...

    Widening the Goal - Prog 1

    - 3 active players
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First player drives forward, th...

    Widening the Goal - Prog 1

    - 3 active players
    - Goal is to attack down the baseline
    - Avoid entering the D on a shallow angle
    - First player drives forward, th...

    Working in the D - 3 v 2

    Ball fed in to any attacker. The defenders defend against all 3 attackers. The attacker who receives the ball either shoots or passes to a free att...

    Working in the D

    Ball fed in to any attacker. The defenders defend against all 3 attackers. The attacker who receives the ball either shoots or passes to a free attack...

    Z10 Pass off the right foot

    Run with eyes up scanning for passes.

    Take a "long low step" onto the right foot.

    Place the foot flat on the ground as this...

    Z10 Pass off the right foot

    Run with eyes up scanning for passes.

    Take a "long low step" onto the right foot.

    Place the foot flat on the ground as this...

    Web Videos

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    Sessions

    Masterclass - Passing for Possession

    Masterclass in the dark arts of passing. Develop your team's passing and help them to get the ball for longer with this possession session!

    Unlocked

    Community Drills

    Arcing

    Blue A passes to Blue D and Red A passes to Red D, the Ds arc weak and pass to the other colour ADifferent passes(push, slap, slider,upright)AerialDif...

    Conduite de balle

    JR avance tout droit dans le slalom et la balle doit passer à l'extérieur des plots. A la fin du parcour, demi tour en coup droit ap...