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Hockey drills for technique hitting

  • 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


  • To become physically as well as technically warm as preparation for the training.


  • The exercise will be done with a maximum of 4 people. 
  • Of course you can put a multiple of these so that the exercise still works.
    • The players 1 start with the ball and play it to their players 2. Then they change positions.
    • Players 2 play the ball back to players 1 and also change positions.



  • You can vary the way of passing (hitting, push, flats)
  • Increase the distance between the pilons so that one only has to walk further.
  • Increase the distance between the pilons so that one only has to move on.
  • Increase both distances.
  • Increase speed
  • Make as many successful passes as possible in time.

Points of attention:

  • Sit low for good control.
  • Stick to the ground at ball control.
  • Play ball on the forehand side.
  • Stand still at ball acceptance.

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. 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
  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
  • 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
  • A starts with the ball and passes the ball to B.
  • B takes the ball and passes right back to A.
  • C runs wide and gets a hard ball from A.
  • B runs up towards the circle and gets the ball back from C who cannot move forward due to the defender standing there.
  • B takes the ball and accelerates towards the circle and hits the goal.

drawing Wide walk
  • 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
  • D stands in the middle of the circle 
  • Receives three balls
  • finishes them on goal
drawing Block 3 exercise 1 scoring from 3 sides
  • 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
  • Player RED comes out of the square and offers himself to player BLUE.
  • BLUE passes to RED as he offers himself. 
  • Player WHITE pressures RED so it has to accept closed and plays back to BLUE (guard).
  • Player RED makes an acceleration to the left or right next to the square.
  • Player BLUE passes the ball to player RED looking carefully where RED asks for the ball (forehand or backhand).
  • RED takes the ball open and penetrates the circle to finish on goal.
drawing Closed control and passing a guard followed by an open control and finishing on target
  • Driving with the ball begin to run and pass to player 2. 
  • Player 2 rounds off and runs towards the next pass.
  • After this, finish with backhand.
drawing Forehand backhand finishing