Drill Categories

Defending Skills Drills

A hockey defender's main role is to stop the attack, regain possession of the ball and pass the ball to a fellow player to begin an attack from the ba...



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).

Marking and Chaneling

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

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...

Web Videos

Defensive tips | ft.eddie way

How-to: Improve your defending as a field hockey player. A tutorial with Crown Hockey's sponsored athlete Eddie Way, giving you his top tips when defe...