Drills

1 V 1 (With A Gk)

category: Defending-Skills

The goalkeeper passes the ball to player 2 who on receiving the ball has to try and score a goal. As soon as they receive the ball the defender is ...

1 V 1 Choose

category: Eliminating-a-Player

Two attackers run together at the same time with a ball each. Attackers can dribble through any of the three goals. The defender has to choose whic...

6 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

- 6 on 6 drill
- Split a half pitch into 6 sections
- A forward and a defender should be in each section
- Defenders can only interc...

9 Zone: Full Game

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 9 zones (3 x 3)
- 6 vs 6
- Multiple players from each team in one area
- Forwards (white) can dribble ball from o...

9 Zone: Passive Defending

category: Conditioned-Games

- Pitch split into 9 zones (3 x 3)
- 6 vs 6
- Can only ever have one forward and one attacker in each area
- Forwards (white) cannot...

Web Videos

Ryde hockey core skills #3 - tackling

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 ...

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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

Contract Drills

In pairs with the defender and an attacker. And in a lunged position block tackle each other matching each others resistance.

1v2 Box tackling

*Mini-goals needed for this drill"In this exercise the attacker (blue) must dribble to the goal and score. The defenders (red) must work together...