Drill Categories

Scoring on the break Drills

Scoring on the break is a very common form of attack in field hockey, if you watch the Australians you may believe it is the only form of attack. It o...

Drills

Full Court Press

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

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 Full C...

Simple Press

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

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.

1/2 Court Press

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

The 1/2 court press is again a team effort and relies on all players joining in and being disciplined. The 1/2 court press is a bit like space invader...

Full Press - Puting Pressure On The Opposition

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

The basis of the press is that no player commits to the ball but a team screen is set up in the decided territory of the pitch. The aim is not to try ...

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...

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...

Web Videos

Ryde hockey - the "fall away" press

An overview of the "fall away" press by Ryde 1st Grade Captain Alex Jones. The fall away press is an alternative defensive structure to the full press...

Ryde hockey: the defensive press

Ryde Hockey Club Women's 1st Grade Coach John Cullen discusses the principles of the press, an important defensive structure in hockey where the defen...

Fieldhockey defense

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

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Sessions

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

Copy of Mini Hockey

The grid is 20yds by 25yds with 4 goals. the shooting line is 5yds out from the goals. Game is officiated like normal with a couple exceptions. There ...

Fall Away Press

When feeling over whelmed and want to let them transfer. Or if we know one of the players in the backfield can throw. This is a zone defense. Forward ...

3D passing and deflection drill.

This drill is tailored towards giving confidence on the ball when faced with the opposition and how to get out of trouble. Use of 3D skills must ...