Drills

Cone Dribble

category: Practices-For-Juniors

Hockey Cone Dribble Practices For Juniors Put out a long line of cones, with 30cm between each cone. This is always a good warm up exercise, ideal fo...

Dribble - Reverse Stick Drag

category: Video-Techniques

Hockey Dribble - reverse stick drag Video Techniques - Perform the indian dribble outside of the left foot.

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 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...

1V1 Delay Defender

category: Eliminating-a-Player

One player starts 5 metres away from the line, passes the ball to the player on the opposite line. Passing player has to touch behind the line befo...

30Mph And 50Mph Zones

category: Moving-with-the-ball

Players have a ball each and work in two small groups. Each group begins in a crowded areas (30 MPH speed limit) and dribble around slowly.

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Attackers Defending

category: Defending-Skills

Player 1 feeds player 2 then closes him/her down. Player 1 tries to stop player 2 dribbling through the goals, and attempts to disposses them. If p...

Beat A Player Relay

category: Eliminating-a-Player

  • Setup as shown.
  • Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who dribbles the ball into the box before dribbling out of one of the side of the box....

    Correct grip

    Watch position

    When running or indian dribbling with the ball. The top hand should be in such a position that if the player was to wear a wa...

    Dribble pass and run

    Player 1 starts running, turns and gets a pass from player 2 and carries on dribbling. Player 1 then watches what direction player 3 is going, and doe...

    Dribble pass and run

    Player 1 starts dribbling, player 4 makes a move to the right/left and there is a short wallpass between 1 and 4. After containing the ball it is pass...

    Dribble then Gate Pass

    White Player 1 dribbles with the ball to the blue cone before passing the ball through the red gates.

    Red player 1 receives the ball once it...

    Dribbling - Slalom

    • Utilise the Indian Dribble to manoeuvre through the cones
    • Alternate open side and reverse side pushes through each gap in the cones<...

    Dribbling

    • Video highlighting the correct form when carrying the ball and changing direction at pace.

    Dribbling Players v Runners

    On the command the player with the ball runs around the blue cones, with the player without a ball running around the red cones. It is a race to se...

    Forcing Play over to the Forehand

    All players start on the left hand side. Defence try to keep the game on their forehand. Attack try to score, dribbling and passing. First pass of ...

    Forehand chip hit

    Set up a V-shaped set of cones.

    Players dribble at an angle into the V and then perform a forehand chip hit to lift the ball over the cones....

    Get in the Middle

  • Setup as shown.

    Blue players start dribbling around the larger box (Blue Cones) with the aim of having to try and get into the small box in the...

  • Give and go

    Player 1 starts dribbling, player 2 asks for the ball, player 1 passes to 2 and runs into open space to receive the ball from 2. Then player 2 runs...

    Jailbreak

    One team runs clockwise round the inside of the circle with the other team running anti-clockwise around the outside of the circle (blue cones).

    Open stick pick up

    Practising the continous pick up with the open stick, a player will pass the ball off the board, with the receiver taking it and dribbling forward ...

    Passing Relays

    Passing ball around the outside of the cones. While another team is running a relay around the outside square. How many passes can the passing team d...

    Passing with 2 players in a square

    Player 1 starts dribbling the first ball across the square, in the middle they pass (push) the ball to player 2 and carry on running across. Players 3...

    Quick Shot Relay

    The practice starts with the first red player dribbling their ball to the goal line before passing the ball back to the player who is on the pena...

    Relay Dribbling

    Set out 3 or 4 identical lines of cones between the half way line and the 23 meter line.

    Relays: Dribbling

    - Two groups
    - Dribble the ball onto the other players stick
    - Move off at pace

    Relays: Dribbling

    - Two groups
    - Dribble the ball onto the other players stick
    - Move off at pace

    Relays: Dribbling

    - Two groups
    - Dribble the ball onto the other players stick
    - Move off at pace

    Reverse chip hit

    Set up a V-shaped set of cones.

    Players dribble at an angle into the V and then perform a reverse chip hit to lift the ball over the cones.<...

    Short pass while dribbling

    Player 1 is dribbling with the ball and makes a short (wall) pass with player 2 who dribbles on with the ball. As the end players 1 and 2 have switche...

    Slalom - footwork only

    • Simple and effective control and footwork exercise.
    • Players dribble around the cones maintaining contact with the ball at all times....

    Slalom - footwork only

    - Dribbling through a slalom of cones, keeping the ball on the strong side throughout

    - Footwork is key

    Slalom - footwork only

    - Dribbling through a slalom of cones, keeping the ball on the strong side throughout

    - Footwork is key

    Web Videos

    Fieldhockey dribbling

    Dribbling, skills for hockey Produced by England Hockey Supplied by European Hockey Federation.

    Sessions

    First stick and ball session!

    Your season starts now! You?ve been doing your fitness work but now it?s time to get a stick in your hands and start working on the basics with this s...

    Passing while moving down the pitch

    JUNIOR SESSION: Although a simple skill to perfect, it is massively effective to keep the momentum in your attacks. Improve your players ability to pa...

    Answers

    Community Drills

    Pick a colour

    Players start behind the bottom line and dribble the ball up towards the coloured cones.When they reach about halfway the coach calls a colour.Players...

    Dribbling Relay Y5-8

    - divide in 2 groups. - all sorts relay. Challenges goes in minutes. - 1 HANDED RELAY = 6 EGGS- DRIBBLE AROUND CONES Forehand Forehand = 12 ...

    Dribbling Drill #2

    2 x teamseach palyer has thier own ball. dribbling inside 5m square. when whistle goes they must dribble around the cone to the opposite square.3 x op...

    Keep Away

    Needed? Cones or lines, Balls, 7+ players, pinniesHow? Have all participating players (except for two) dribble with a ball in a designated space. The ...

    Rotation 1- Dribbling relay

    Setup as shown.Get the group to split into groups of fours. With two players each side of the line. Players dribble across the grid in a relay.After a...

    Simple Dribbling

    Weave through the cones ensuring your feet and ball go around each cone.Try and keep the ball on your stick for the whole time .

    Dribbling (Unopposed)

    -Players will start on their cone and dribble to the cone infront of them.-Then they will dribble back and stop the ball by the cone so the next perso...