# Hockey drills for all skills

#### Butterfly

Aim:

Getting warm through a combination of passing, running and controlling the ball while running or standing still.

Set up:

This exercise also known in volleyball. The pilons are not quite in a triangle. It is possible, depending on the number of players, to set up multiples of the exercise.

1. The player at A plays the ball straight on to the player at B.

2. The player at B plays the ball to the player at C and runs towards point A.

3. The player at C receives the ball at point D and passes it to point A.

4. For the substitution A goes to B, B via D to C and C to A.

Variations:

• The stroke can be varied. (hitting, push, flats)
• The distances can be increased or decreased to adjust the level of difficulty.
• Pilons can be placed to play in between. This to increase the accuracy. When you make the pilons smaller, the difficulty increases.
• To play the ball from C to D, it can be bounced.
• To play the ball from D to A, it can be bounced.
• You can also place point C on the other side so that you turn backhand and forehand.
• When you place point C in 90 degrees from point B, you can rotate the same exercise only then from a different angle at point D.
• When you put down different situations, you can let the exercise rotate. Situation A is the standard, with situation B the exercise is mirrored, with situation C the exercise is set up in such a way that point B and C are at 90 degrees from each other and situation D is a mirror of situation C.

Points of attention:

• As a trainer you can take a good look at the different techniques of your players.
• Sit low when controlling the ball
• When playing the ball from C to D, the ball must not pass too far in the direction of A. The aim is for the player coming from B to take the ball at right angles.
• Play where possible on the forehand.
• Stand ready to control the ball. (low to the ground, stick on the ground)

#### Entering in motion

Aim:

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

Design:

• 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.

Variations:

• 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.

#### Shuffleboard

• Put out gates of pilons (2 meters wide). from sideline to sideline.
• Players get 3 balls on the sideline
• any ball they can pass through a gate
• In advance, the player indicates which gate he is going to play through
• Each gate has points, the further the gate the higher the points:
• 10 Meter gate = 1 point
• 15 meter gate =5 points
• 20 meter gate = 10 points
• 30 meter gate is =20 points
• 40 meter gate = 30 points
• See how many points each player scores, this makes it clear to the players that a long-distance pass is often not very accurate.
• In addition, you can show that pushing and flatting can be much more convenient than hitting.
• You can put (depending on the level) a square of 3M x3M on the field and if the players score and the ball lands in the square it is worth 50 points.

#### Around the street

• Lay down a few streets and make sure everyone dribbles through the streets,
• make sure you've got enough streets so everyone doesn't have to wait for each other.
• (possibly give the order to drive through x streets, or as a train in a row.

#### Playing in the street

• One street per 2 and passing in this street.
• increase / decrease the distance between each other
• Narrowing the street
• gradually narrow the street like a funnel

#### Slalom

• Place pilon to form a little slalom.
• Increase speed
• customize slalom
• finish at goal at the end of the slalom

#### Relay race

• Use in a relay race; dribble around the hoops and dribble back in one go.
• through the hoop
• hoop on a pilon and play through it (hold the hoop and play or crawl through it

#### Island dance

• Place all the hoops in the room (islands).
• On the outer side of the square, dribble with the ball to the left, dribble to a hoop and stand in it with the ball.
• Dribble around the corner to the right
• On the trainer's sign, dribble inside the square around 5 different hoops, counterclockwise.
• change the number of hoops
• always go to a different color hoop