Drills

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...

Channelling Proud To Coach

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

Difficulty of the skill: Red - a difficult core skill for ages 7-9 years and upwards. As players progress and develop the difficul...

Cover And Delay - Proud To Coach

category: Roles-and-Responsibilities

Head The defending player should constantly scan for possible tackling opportunities, teammates to channel the ball carrier into and possible passing ...

Jailbreak

category: Warm-up-Games

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).

Low Reverse Stick Tackle

category: Defending-Skills

- Set up a small area, with 2 forwards and 2 defenders
- The forward players should dribble towards the weaker side (the left foot) of the def...

Low Reverse Stick Tackle

- Set up a small area, with 2 forwards and 2 defenders
- The forward players should dribble towards the weaker side (the left foot) of the def...

Marking And Chaneling

category: Defending-Skills

As the attacker makes lead runs left and right the defenders main concern is to be between the attacker and the D.

If there was a huge stic...

Numbers Intercept

category: Possession

Teams of 3 - 4 players. Each team numbers themselves 1-2-3-4 and has one ball. The ball should be passed around the team in numerical order whils...

Reverse Stick Drag And Pass To Score

category: Overload-situations

Players in pairs with the ball on the right.

Player 1 runs into the circle towards the defender. The defender runs out, with their body pos...

Tackling In A Crowded Area

category: Defending-Skills

- Set up a rectangular box
- One forward and one defender
- Ball is bounced in, and the forward has to try and use elimination skills to ...

Tackling in a Crowded Area

- Set up a rectangular box
- One forward and one defender
- Ball is bounced in, and the forward has to try and use elimination skills to ...

Web Videos

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Community Drills

Game - Cops and Robbers

Cops and RobbersAim: for the robbers (starting in the cone box) to get the balls (diamonds) across to their hideout without them being intercepted by ...

1v1 Small Game

Blue Players = DefenceRed Players = Attackers Blue pass the ball to the red team and the aim of the game is to dribble the ball into green cones ...

Copy of GameGame

Group of 4 with one ball and 1 chosen defender. The aim is to keep possession of the ball without the defender tackling the ball. Make 10 consective p...

Get ahead

Max 4 vs 4 for size of pitch shown.Objective: Receive the ball on or behind the try line for goal.Rules: Cannot move with the ball.Roll Ball below kne...

Starter: 2V2

2V2Aim:Can't score in the same goal consecutivelyLook at the basic tackling skillsTeam wins once they have visited all areas

Marking & Tackling

Can be played with any number on each team.Each player has a partner that they can only mark & tackle.Normal hockey rules unless the teacher puts ...

Field hockey basics / tackling

These are the Hockey basics you have to know to be a Pro hockeyplayer. If you did enjoy it please leave a Like or Subscribe for More! The Tricks in th...

Copy of Copy of GameGame

Group of 4 with one ball and 1 chosen defender. The aim is to keep possession of the ball without the defender tackling the ball. Make 10 consective p...

Rats and Rabbits

Pair up the players- put the pairs opposite each other either side of the lineAll players facing the sidelineEach player has a ball and their stickCoa...