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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...

Drills

Quick Hit

category: Passing-Receiving

Hockey Quick Hit Passing & Receiving HITTING TECHNIQUE It is difficult to define the Â'correctÂ' technique; if a player is quick and highly success...

Hitting Test

category: Skill-Circuit

Hockey Hitting test Skill Circuit The player is required to hit the ball across the width of the pitch at the target. There are two options on how to...

Sweep Hit

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Sweep Hit Video Techniques The sweep is a variation from the hit pass. The grip and stance are the same the ball is placed in line with the fr...

Slap Hit - Direction

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Slap Hit - direction Video Techniques This video is to teach the players about ball position in relation to stance and the direction of the ba...

Quick Hit

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Quick Hit Video Techniques HITTING TECHNIQUE It is difficult to define the correct' technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a t...

Free Hit Forehand Add

category: Set-Pieces

Hockey Free hit forehand add Set Pieces Player on the ball waits for the player in the D to make a move with their stick outside the D for them to pa...

Reverse Stick Hit

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Reverse stick hit Video Techniques Players can use this technique when passing or shooting at goal. Hold the stick with your palms facing upwa...

Hitting The Ball

category: Passing-Receiving

Hockey Hitting the ball Passing & Receiving - Utilising the standard hit - Hands together at the top of the grip - Player should stroke through the b...

Clip Hit: Cross Behind

category: Passing-Receiving

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet cross ...

Clip Hit: Cross Behind

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet cross ...

Clip Hit: Shuffle

category: Passing-Receiving

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet touch ...

Clip Hit: Shuffle

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet touch ...

Clip Hit: Shuffle

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- Utilising the clip hit
- Hands together approximately half way down the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Feet touch ...

Close Circles: Scoring Under Pressure

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- 5 vs 5
- Played in small area with marked D's
- High intensity drill
- Players can only score by pushing/flicking the ball

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...

Flat Hit

category: Rebound-Blocks

Rebound blocks on flat return side.

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

Carefull that the playe...

Hit At Goal Off Right Foot

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- Striking the ball off of the right foot
- Allows the ball to be hit earlier
- Opens up additional hitting channels
- Useful when m...

Hit At Goal Off Right Foot

category: Shooting-Goalscoring

- Striking the ball off of the right foot
- Allows the ball to be hit earlier
- Opens up additional hitting channels
- Useful when m...

Hitting Drill Off Right Foot

category: Passing-Receiving

- Striking the ball at right angles off of the right foot
- Useful when changing the point of the attack
- Allows the strike to be gotten...

Hitting the ball

- Utilising the standard hit
- Hands together at the top of the grip
- Player should stroke through the ball
- Push the ball outside...

Hockey Squash

category: Rebound-Blocks

2 players with as many rebound boards attached as you can find.

player hit alternate into the board. The first player to miss the boards los...

Inside Out - Indoor Hockey Outdoors

category: Conditioned-Games

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...

King Ball

category: Conditioned-Games

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...

Line Stopping

category: Rebound-Blocks

Player on the line with the blocks on the angle side.

Player on the line hits the ball and tries to stop the ball coming back towards the go...

Open Stick Drag Over Distance

category: Session-Videos

Player attack the first line of cones at pace and perform an open stick drag before then running at the second line of cones and repeating the skil...

Open Stick Drag Over Distance

category: Session-Videos

Player attack the first line of cones at pace and perform an open stick drag before then running at the second line of cones and repeating the skil...

Pass And Switch Positions

category: Movement-off-the-ball

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

category: Passing-Receiving

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.

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...

Player In The Middle: Hitting

category: Passing-Receiving

- 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...

Push

category: Passing-Receiving

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

Head: The head should be positione...

Quick Hit

category: Session-Videos

HITTING TECHNIQUE

It is difficult to define the ‘correct’ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question wh...

Quick Hit

HITTING TECHNIQUE

It is difficult to define the ‘correct’ technique; if a player is quick and highly successful, a teacher should question wh...

Reverse Stick Shot

- Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
- The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

Reverse stick shot

- Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
- The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

Reverse Stick Shot

- Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
- The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

Reverse stick shot

- Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
- The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

Reverse stick shot

- Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
- The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

Reverse stick shot

- Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
- The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

Reverse Stick Shot

- Performing the reverse stick shot or 'tomohawk'
- The Grip: Move the stick 90 degrees from the standard strongside hitting position. This mo...

Save clear into the goal

Player is positioned outside the D with 18 balls

Keeper starts on the furthest cone away from this player.

Player hits the ball betwe...

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 ...

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...

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 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...

Top D receive and hit

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 ...

Web Videos

Ryde hockey core skills #2 - hitting

Ryde Hockey Club Director of Coaching Tim Collier offers some tips for players and coaches interested in mastering the core skills of hockey. In this ...

Best field hockey goals ever!

Here are our top field hockey goals of all time. They are just amazing. Don't hesitate to give us your thoughts about the goals and the video. We hope...

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Community Drills

Minefield

Place cones randomly in a defined area and then set up players as shown. They must get the ball from one side to the other without hitting the cones. ...

Shooting Progression 1

Hit a ball against a wall from 5 metres away. This will improve your connection when hitting the ball.

wing attack

a short sharp uncontested goalscoring session where the pressure is applied through timing. 1 starts by heading to the top of ther D and shoots, at th...

Autosave 29251305

Long hitting drill to improve hitting and trapping. Making sure the trap is soft and controlled. Bunt to player and they concentrate on getting t...

Basic Hitting and Stopping

Players make teams of 2. Player 1 starts with the ball and pushed it to Player 2. Player 1 then moves to the next Cone where Player 2 pushes the ball ...

Passing/Dribbling/Shooting

Station 1 - Control ball close to stick. Dribbling around the cones then lifting the ball over the row of cones.Finishing with a shot on goalStation 2...