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Hockey drills for

  • Use pilons to set up two squares 
  • Around the dotted head circle (left and right next to/opposite the goal) 
drawing Dribbling passing shooting 1 vs 1 at goal with condition

Passing and scoring

  • Each pilon has a player on it.
  • Player A plays wide to the left to player B and chases the ball.
  • Player B plays the ball diagonally to the right to player C and chases the ball
  • Player C plays wide to the left to player D and chases the ball
  • Player D plays diagonally to the right the ball to player E and chases after the ball
  • Player E takes on and scores with flat / stroke
  • Player E continues to the left around the extra pilons (out of practice) back to position A



  • Balls start on the left from position B (pilon/position A is omitted), before that a pilon is added to the edge circle (position F).
  • player 1 plays the ball from position B diagonally to the right to player 2 at position C and chases the ball
  • Player on C plays wide to left to player in position D and chases after the ball
  • Player in position D plays the ball diagonally to the right to player E and chases after the ball
  • Player in position E plays wide to the left to player in position F and chases the ball
  • Player in position F takes on the fh or high bh and scores with a (backhand) stroke and
  • Runs outside the exercise to start position (B)

Variation 2:

  • 2 rows of players behind pilons A and B
  • Player 1 plays the ball wide to the left and runs straight to position C
  • player 2 takes the ball and plays player 1 diagonally to the right in the fh while running (towards position C) and runs straight ahead towards position D.
  • player 1 takes the ball in the fh around position C and plays the ball wide / backwards back to player 2 (towards position D) and runs to position E
  • player 2 takes the ball (preferably with fh) and with foot position in direction E and plays the ball diagonally forward back to player 1 (direction E: rather just in the circle / edge circle than behind player 1)
  • player 1 takes on and strikes / fats as fast as possible towards goal (do not bring the ball back) and runs outside exercise back to position B

Variation on 2:

  • After that player 2 has delivered the ball to player 1 the 2nd time / last time, he / she becomes (passive) defender at the next set
  • the defender is not allowed to go into the circle (or rather not even behind the line (position C/D) from where he/she started (position D)
  • takes off the ball then floats over a line between position A and B.
  • The 2 players that come up stay inside the box (width of pass lines) but are free in construction, they may also cross behind, cross over but no passes in the air (no lifts).
  • the No. 1 scores and, just like the defender, runs outside back to another position. The No. 2 becomes defender


  • hands apart while controlling
  • foot positioning open
  • control it for a follow-up pass or even a quick bounce back
  • Score after 2 contacts (control, max 1 other touch) 
    • see hands/feet position/distance from the ball at hitting and flats accents
  • A starts with the ball and takes a self pass
  • B starts running as A starts running and gets the ball from A in the run
  • B takes the ball and drives at speed around the pawns
  • C has to start judging when to run to get the 90-degree pass from B
  • B passes the ball
  • C hits the ball on goal
drawing Attack over right without pressure
  • Dribble towards Circle around the pawns.
  • Feint on the blue pawn.
  • Then backhand flats on goal.
drawing Backhand flats on goal
1 vs. 1: rounding at goal for attack and how to defend for defense
  • Defense: Defending to the outside
  • Attack: Clear feint and acceleration
drawing 1 vs.
  1. A plays the ball to B.
  2. B runs in and takes the ball strongly.
  3. B plays the ball back to A.
  4. C runs up and gets a cross ball from A.
  5. B has run around the pawn and passes to the post.
  6. C passes a ball on the tip.
  7. B tips the ball into the goal.
drawing Back to the guard
  • Player A runs toward balls.
  • Players B and C towards field of play.
  • Player A takes the ball out -saves in.
  • Players B and C offer themselves, being covered by the two defenders.
  • Player A may make a selfpass.
  • Attackers score in the big goal.
  • Defenders if they get the ball, score in goal X.
Areas of focus are: quick take, offering, run and play lines, tackleback.
drawing Quickly take out and offer
  • Half Field.
  • In the middle of the half field set out a square with pawns, players are not allowed to walk through it with the ball, but are allowed to walk through it without the ball.
Set a goal; for example:
- First play with your team 4x before you can score.
- Try with at least 3 or more players in the circle to outplay the goalkeeper during the attack. Do not aim for the ball to go straight to goal when you enter the circle but look for the right passing options.
- Try to build up the attack from the sides.
- Always try to have someone at the guard.
- Put a bowl down if the attack threatens to fail.
- You can also say; the ball must go around the back of the box per new attack if they are going to be huge on a bowl.
- -. Or if a goal attempt fails that then the ball must first be taken out of the circle before a new attempt may be made.

Additional difficulty: always enlarge the box if the attack goes well

Questions to the players:
- What is the best way to set up an attack?
- What is the best way to defend an attack?
- Which side do you want to guide the attacker to when you are defending?
- Which side do you want to attack from?
drawing 6 against 6 attacking exercise
We are going to overpass between 2 pillons.
  • Push.
  • Flats.
  • Stroke -if it goes well-.
Points of attention:
  • Hands apart when stopping.
  • If stopping goes well then stop high.
  • Push first then increase distance for Flats.
drawing Passes practice
  • A starts with the ball and passes the ball to B.
  • B passes the ball back to A.
  • A takes the ball open and plays the ball to C.
  • B runs through and gets the ball wide from C.
  • From then on it is a 3 against 2: B, C, D against the 2 defenders.
    • When the defenders intercept the ball they score at the goalmouth on the side

drawing Build up attack 3:2
Focus areas:
  • Maintaining speed in the game.
  • Taking selfpass at pace, creating space.
  • Overtime situation finishing on goal.
Taking the ball out at the orange pawns. 
Alternate left and right.
drawing Selfpass plus overtal situation
Defense is blue ---> set up left and set up right. 
Alternately set up attack right and left.

  • 2 defenders in blue. These slide along to the left and right according to where the attack takes place:

    • Situation A attack over left.
    • Situation B attack over right.
drawing 3 vs. 2 attack selfpass and overtal situation