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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...

Shooting & Goalscoring Drills

Your players' hockey shooting and goal scoring ability will ultimately determine if your team wins games. Goals win matches! Shooting should only be d...

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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 V 2 Break Defense

category: Defending-Skills

Players work in pairs in this drill - attacking and defending pair.

The player who starts with the ball has to dribble around the cone and ...

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

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

Back Foot Shot

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

Run to the ball and shoot on the turn.

Also known as utilising the 'backspace'

A useful skill for strikers working on getting away f...

Back Foot Shot

category: Video-Techniques

Run to the ball and shoot on the turn.

Also known as utilising the 'backspace'

A useful skill for strikers working on getting away f...

Ball Into Space

category: Passing-Receiving

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...

Deflection From The Left Post

category: Set-Pieces

Players set up as shown in the diagram. The ball is pushed out to the stopper at the top of the circle, who then proceeds to stop the ball and rol...

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2 v 1 for Juniors

A simple 2v1 for juniors. 2 Attackers start at yellow cone, and must stay within the box, only shooting after the last cones. Have 3 defenders taking ...

Shooting practice

Mix up the age groups. If there are more than 12 players, set up 2 drills using the 7 a side goals. 5 players in a zig zag, no more than 5m apart from...