Drill Categories

Defending Skills Drills

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

Eliminating a Player Drills

The best way of making progress into your opposition's half is to beat opposition players by either dribbling or passing the ball around them (elimina...


Multiple Ball Possession

category: Possession

Hockey multiple ball possession Possession Players on the ball can pass it to any static player, but they are not allowed to receive the ball from th...

Keep Possession Wall Pass

category: Possession

Hockey Keep Possession Wall Pass Possession 8 Players with 1 ball. 4 players on the outside are always on the side of the 2 players in possession of ...


category: Possession

Hockey Kabadi Possession Set up with two teams, each team having their own area in which they keep possession by passing the ball around. The other t...

Numbers Game

category: Possession

Hockey Numbers Game Possession Teams of 3 - 4 players. Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball. The ball should be passed around theƂ ....

Name Your Pass

category: Possession

Hockey Name your Pass Possession Players have to name their pass before they give the ball. To encourage vision, introduce 2 balls.

4 Vs 4 Possession

category: Possession

Hockey 4 vs 4 Possession Possession Play keep ball. Teams need to keep possession for as long as possible or up to a set number of passes (first to 1...

Retention Of Possession - 2V2V2

category: Possession

Hockey Retention of possession - 2v2v2 Possession 2 teams combine to play 4 versus 2 All players must remain in the box The attackers who lose the ba...

Support And Swap

category: Possession

Hockey Support and Swap Possession The team with the ball must try and keep possession of the ball. Only 2 players from each team are allowed to be i...

Catch A Stick

category: Possession

Hockey Catch a Stick Possession 3 v 1 - players with one ball between them. The players in possession have to pass the ball to each other while one p...

1 Vs 1 - Get Past Your Man!

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The player with the ball has to try and get out of the back of the square by dribbling past the defending player.

If the player in possessio...

Web Videos


Passing under Pressure

Create pressure situations to improve how your players can pass when they're under pressure and have to think fast!


Community Drills

Possession and Close Control

Set up as shown in two teams. The idea is to keep the ball. Players in the centre need to pass and move around players on the outside can't be tac...

Possession / movement off the ball

Possession gameif the ball is passed across a throw down line, then the player who passed the ball has to run over that throw down linerunning over th...

boxed overloads

4 x 5 meter boxes are set up on 23 line with a cone on the right corner.starting in the right hand box and with a defender and attacker already in the...