Hockey drills for attack / offense

  • Depending on the level of the player, put a bit larger or smaller.
  • Can also be mirrored with a backhand finish.

  • Ball starts at red.
  • White runs back to give support and gets the ball.
  • When they take the ball, they accelerate to the side where blue has walked to.
  • Red makes the point of the triangle backwards and is played.
  • Blue runs deep and white goes to the head of the circle.
  • Blue is played and passes the ball to the player on head circle who scores.

Points of attention:
  • Acceleration on take-off
  • After a pass follows a run
  • High ball pace
  • Look at what is happening and anticipate
  • Searching for eye contact
Possibly expand to
  • 3:1
  • 2:1
  • or 3:2
  • A starts with the ball and wants to score with their team in the small goal
  • The 2 defenders want to take the ball away and score in 1 of the 2 small goals
  • Task of the attackers is to play the ball to the free player
  • take the forehand, turn away and accelerate
  • A starts with the ball and pushes it to B
  • B receives the ball with his forehand
  • Turns away and accelerates drifting around the cones
  • Shoots at goal with a flat ball
Lift pass

  • A starts with the ball and push the ball to B
  • B takes the ball and pushes it back to A
  • B runs around the cone
  • A gives a lift pass to B who offers himself for the ball from A.
  • B takes the ball and shoots at goal with a flat.
  • 1 on 1
  • A starts with the ball and is the defender
  • A pushes the ball to B, B is the attacker
  • B wants to score in the red goal (this is the backhand side of the opponent)
  • A would rather have the opponent go to the other side
  • Let them start hitting in such a way that you push your opponent towards their forehand
Offering in depth

  • A starts with the ball and gives a push to B
  • B receives the ball and sees that C is running in depth
  • B gives a push to C
  • C takes the ball and shoots at goal with a flat.
  • 2v1 with pass in depth
  • A starts with the ball and drives towards the pawn
  • From then on the defender can try to take the ball away from A
  • A and B want to score in the goal together
  • Ideally, you want them to run and hit the ball from deep
  • Let them try a few times and then explain what you want to see as the coach
  • A2 plays the first ball to A3 who is going to score after a trick play,
  • The second ball then goes from A1 to A2 who takes it in stride and speeds up.
  • And when the defender runs along, a left handed lift (reverse if not possible) and passes to A3 on the backline,
  • Who also lifts with forehand and then makes the choice:
    • at right angles, header, penalty spot
    • or via A2 to two post for A1.
  • Defenders can score in p1 and p2,
  • Change after three goals.
  • 2 x 2 defenders.

Emphasis is on good footing during takeovers and being able to accelerate and lift, scan the surroundings of the ball and time the ball well and keep the body in between.
  • Bigger finishing exercise with lots of meters.
  • Turn over
    • 1-2-3-4-1
  • 4v3 situation where trainer indicates to whom the ball should be played (left, right or centre) over two sides.

Situation on the left:

  • Player plays into a teammate (red dots)
  • Trainer calls left, right or central (variant white, red, blue)
  • Depending on the trainer's instructions, L, R or C is played in;
  • After this there is a 4:3 (white attacks and rose defends).
  • After playing the ball red is allowed to defend immediately.
  • Two players continuously play the ball over until one student is so close to the goal that he can score in the goal.

  • Variation 2-1 situation:
    • Under pressure from the defender, the attackers must now play together and try to score.
    • The defender can score a point by conquering the ball and then dribbling over the dead ball line.
    • This is the short side without a goal.
  • Putting down pawns.
  • Make several situations, this depends on the amount of players you have.
  • Dribble around the cones, at the last cone pass the ball back to the waiting team-mate, the team-mate also starts the slalom dribble again.
  • Same as above, but now after the slalom score in the goal ( between two cones ), you take the ball out of the goal again yourself.
  • Variation:
    • Instead of shooting into the goal, give a cross after the last pawn to the person who is waiting at the pawn in front of the goal,
    • This person shoots it into the goal and takes the ball back.
    • The person who has passed stands on the spot in front of the goal to receive the ball.
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