Drill Categories

Indoor Hockey Drills

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

Movement off the ball Drills

Movement off the ball is vital if you want your hockey players to get into space to receive a pass and open up opportunities for attacks to develop. T...

Drills

1 V 1 Competition

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The aim of the game is to try and score goals from about 2m out.

The length of the game is approximately 2-3 minutes long and starts on the ...

1 V 1 Move Through Channels

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Set out cones on lines creating lanes across or down the pitch, each lane approx 2m wide. The player with the ball runs diagonally across the lanes...

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 ...

1-3-1-3-3

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

This system is more attacking then the sweeper behind system (1-1-3-3-3).

The advantage of this set-up is that you have a free player behind...

1-3-4-3 Diamond Shape Midfield

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

4 man midfield with the centre half pushing up higher up the pitch, supporting the front 3 and the midfield.

When to use:

1V1 - Scoring Challenge

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

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

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

2 V 2 Up And Down

category: Practices-For-Juniors

First set out some 2 vs 2 pitches consisting of 2 goals, 15 to 20m apart with each goal being 1 stick length wide.

Once the pitches are laid...

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

Web Videos

The making of riverbank arena

Watch the making of the Riverbank Arena in this time lapse video! More than a year of construction flies by in a mere couple of minutes as the Olympic...

Sessions

Passing while moving down the pitch

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

Answers

Community Drills

Autosave 45612558

Practice and progressions (cont.):Depending on numbers, split into teams of 4/5.Possession game in 1/8 of pitch.If sufficient numbers, 2 games running...

4v2 Attacking Game Right/Left Side

Match like drill. 4Attackers 2 Defenders Goal is to attack main goal-Height and Width- For defenders they are out numbered but are to defend...

4v2 possesion squares

split the group into 6s with 2 players in bibs in the middle of the square. The 4 players round the outside have to look after the ball. If the defend...