Drill Categories

Moving with the ball Drills

Moving with the ball, also known as dribbling, is how a player moves with the ball when in their possession using a hockey stick. The dribbling drills...

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...

Drills

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 Touch Scores

category: Conditioned-Games

Set up with cones set out in a square 10m x 10m, and inside the square have two teams of three players each, and one ball between them.

The ...

1 V 1 - Channelling

category: Defending-Skills

Split your group into two teams - defenders and attackers.

Players with the ball have to run around the cone and try and score. Players with...

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 Practice Relay

category: Eliminating-a-Player

One player (the defender) stands between two cones and is only allowed to move left or right with stick and body in that area. The player with the bal...

1 V 1 Two Channel

category: Eliminating-a-Player

The player with the ball starts on the half way line and has to try and go through the area with the defender in and have a shot at goal. The defen...

1 Vs 1 Battle For The Ball

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Two players run to the ball to gain possession. The player in possession tries to score. The player without the ball is the defender and tries to...

1 Vs 1 Defence B

category: Indoor-Hockey

Defence force play over to the forehand.

Attack try and score.

When the defending side wins ball play out a 2 vs 1 counter attack.

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...

1/2 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 spa...

Web Videos

Kookaburras 5 a side training drill

Need a short drill to sharpen your close skills? watch the Australian Mens Hockey team, the Kookaburras as they play a short drill of 5 a side.

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Sessions

Winning the ball to break!

Fast paced possession and overload drills to improve tracking back, support defence and going from defence to offence!

Community Drills

PC standard full field setup

Very attacking optionrisk of counter attack if PC not controlledCan become more defensive by dropping back left side attacker

Cones Up Cones Down

Set upScatter cones around the designated areaDivide players into two teamsTeam one are trying to keep all of the cones facing up, and team two are tr...

in front

pass to obstruction (opponent)player behind gets in frontreceives the ball, and chooses which sideshoot quicklystrong in front of defenderquick shot