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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
  • Taking the ball and passing it straight back
  • Crossing diagonally with warm-up exercise
drawing Ball playing and crossing
  1. Player A passes the pawns.
  2. Passes hard and cleanly to player B.
  3. A runs away from B.
  4. B passes to A and the latter takes to the run.
  5. Brings into the circle and rounds.
Points of attention:
  • Fast, hard and clean passing.
  • Takeover in the run.
  • Keep speed.
Possibly extend with a defender in the circle.
drawing Hard pass, take in the run and finish
  • Ben in the al float and passes out of the run.
  • Ball back on takeover run and round off on goal.
  • Player A runs with the ball passes to player B, gets the ball back and rounds on goal.
drawing Handball and rounding
  • On pace passes in a 3 corner.
  • The 4th player runs after the ball and if they conquer it, swap with a player at a pilon.
drawing Passing in a 3 corner and 4th player capture ball
  • Short tight passes.
  • 2 touches: assumption, pass.
  • Last player makes passing move and completes.
  • Passing behind ball, getting off at fault.
drawing Short pass and completion on goal
With 3 players run up, pass and finish.

  • Blue passes to red, runs after ball and connects behind red.
  • Red passes to white, runs after ball and connects behind white.
  • White passes to blue, runs behind ball and connects behind blue.
  • And so on.
  • The one with the ball on the edge of the circle rounds off.
drawing Weave
  • A passes the ball to B.
  • B makes eye contact with C who comes running in to the ball.
  • C takes a closed approach and only then turns away to the left or right.
  • C drives the ball into the circle and rounds on goal.

drawing Closed acceptance with rounding on goal
  • A starts with the ball, B comes in running
  • A plays a hard aimed ball at the forehand of B. 
  • B takes the ball with an elevator assumption over the bar. 
  • He runs onto the pawn and has a aimed hard flat into the deep.
  • C starts running when at the elevator action gives done and starts calmly and builds her speed to
  • C takes on the ball in the run and completes with a strike on goal.
drawing Block 3 exercise 1 lift action with a through ball
  • Simple give & go in 2 ways. 
  • Easy short finishing exercise for beginning training. 
  • Extendable to 2-1.
  • Variant 1 - Pass sideways, vertical run with diagonal pass.
  • Variant 2 - Pass sideways, diagonal run with vertical pass.
  • Variation 3 - Pass sideways, diagonal run with short diagonal pass.
  • Variant 4 - Setup as Variant 3 with a 2-1 in the circle.
drawing Give & Go 1