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...


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

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...

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...


3 defenders, 1 AttackerAttacker scores a point by dribbling through any side of the boxDefenders work together to win the balldefenders allowed i...