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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...


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 ...


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).

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 ...



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 ...

deffensive drill

Simple drill to help the defender work on individual technique of delaying, channeling, baiting and finally tackling.Coaching point.Defender has to de...