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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
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 starts with the ball.
  2. A runs with the ball toward the box and does a passing move around B.
  3. A passes it and goes around the pawn and does the same at C.
  4. A drives around the pawns and accelerates to the circle.
  5. A hits the ball on goal.
drawing Passing opponent
  • 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
  • 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
  • The balls start at player at 1.
  • The player at 1 passes to the player at 2.
  • The player at 2 takes the ball and at that point the four player around 2 may start putting pressure on that player.
  • The player at 2 must manage to find his way and attempt a pass to someone on his team; orange.
  • Can player 2 give the pass, then orange attacks in a 4vs4, can white take the ball away, then white attacks in a 4vs4.

drawing U14 team training: creating overload
  • A passes the ball back to B.
  • Then the 2:1 starts.
  • A and B want to score on the big goal.
  • The defender wants to make sure that the pass line is closed in order to conquer the ball.
  • The ball back is left open, of course, which is always allowed.
drawing 2:1 pass line closed by defender
Divide the group into 2 groups

  • One group starts in the box and so start to put pressure on the players already in the field.
  • The players who are already in the field want to move the ball through the bowl and score in the goals on the sides.
  • The players in the box may not leave the box until the ball has been thrown to one of the defenders.
drawing Practicing with the bowl
  • A starts with the ball and push the ball to B.
  • B takes the ball open and scoops the ball to C.
  • C takes the ball high and provides control.
  • D runs into the depth and gets the ball in the run of C.
  • D plays and 1:1 against the defender standing there. Trying to maintain speed.
  • When the defender has taken the ball away, score on the goalkeeper on the side.
drawing Pass exercise with duel form
Exercise 1: 
  • A stands in the middle of the circle and gets start 4 balls to round off on goal.
  • Ball 1: B passes the ball to A, A takes it and rounds off with the forehand stroke.
  • Ball 2: A immediately turns around and receives the ball from C exactly along the pawns so that A can elevator the ball over the pawns and then rounds with the backhand on goal.
  • Ball 3: A turns back immediately and receives a hard ball from D which she elevators over the pawns by placing her stick in front of the pawns and finishes with the forehand strike on goal.
  • Ball 4: Turns right back and receives a hard ball from E which she takes closed and then turns away to her backhand and finishes with the backhand on goal.
Exercise 2:
Play possession with communication as the focus.
  • Give 1 player on each team the lead to direct possession of the ball.
  • The players listen to the instructions of these players.
drawing Finishing with time pressure + ball possession with communication