Hockey drills for all skills

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  • Player 2 runs in front of the defender (line of pilons). 
  • Then player 1 plays the ball to player 2 performing an open control and runs towards the circle.
  • Then player 2 finishes the attack.
  • The same happens to players 3 and 4.
  • In this exercise you can switch between open/closed controls.


  • Player 1 runs with the ball to the circle and shoots
  • Player 4 plays the ball to the left where player 2 and defender 1 are running in (2v1)
  • Player 4 plays the ball to the right where player 3 and defender 2 come running in (3v2)
  • Player 4 runs with a ball into the circle and finishes off the attack (4v2)
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  • all players sit on one half in a circle
  • everyone has a ball
  • Legs are stretched on the floor
  • 1st exercise = everyone passes the ball to the left
  • 2nd exercise = everyone passes the ball to the right 
  • 3rd exercise = do the same with a pair of "medizin" balls or 1 or 2 "medizin" balls in between the normal balls
  • now in planking position or push-up position 
  • 1st exercise = everyone rolls the ball underneath them to the next player to the left
  • 2nd exercise = everyone rolls the ball underneath them to the next player to the right
  • 3rd exercise = now the ball can also be rolled to another player e.g. to the other side




drawing
  • receive the ball either forehand or backhand,
  • receive with a forehand and turn quickly to your left side.
  • receive with a backhand and turn quickly to your right side.
  • While under pressure:
    • receive on the side were the defender is positioned, turn away quickly and speed up
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  • The centre mid runs in towards the defender (red) he plays the ball to the right half, who runs into the free space
  • The centre mid runs forward.
  • Right half plays the ball between the defenders to the right front who comes running in between the defenders. 
  • Front right passes te ball to the left and goes past the defender and runs in the circle. 
  • The centre mid now has two options that influence finishing: 
    • 1: he plays the ball to the striker to the left within the circle area. 
      • Striker plays directly on goal OR crosses to the right front (and runs towards the front of the second post).
    • 2: he plays it to the right of the central defender on the right front player. 
      • Right front attempts to shoot directly on goal OR passes towards to second post, striker tips it in.
  • Tip: Because the game can change depending on choices, communication is key! 
  • Indicate where you want the ball and shout to whom you are playing it!



drawing
  • Player starts at the blue pilon and runs inwards. 
  • While running he receives the ball and continues. 
  • Before the player reaches the red pilon, the ball must be passed on to the next player.
  • The centre mid player passes to the left half, left half to the left front. 
  • Left front puts it back in front of the striker. 
  • Striker crosses it and right front scores with a tip-in.
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  • The defender (1) plays the ball to the right back (2). 
  • Right half (3) pulls in and right front player (4) goes deep. 
  • Defender (2) plays a deep pass to the front right player (4). 
  • Front right player turns away and plays the ball back to the midfielder (3). 
  • Midfielder plays the ball back to the other central defender (5) who runs forward. 
  • Pass to the left back (6) and then repeat the same exercise over the right.
drawing
  • recieve the ball on your forehand or backhand,
  • recieve forehand and turn strong to your left site.
  • recieve backhand and turn strong to your right site.
  • under press:
    • recieve on the side were the defender is and recieve strong turn the other way and speed up
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  • Passing: 
    • push, slap, hit, overhead, running lob
  • Recieving:
    • FH: left hand forward, walk/run into the bal, open- closed recieve 
    • BH: recieve with a high backhand run into direction of the ball
  • Note: recieve always on the move 
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