Hockey drills for ball control

Goal :
  • To take on and pass at speed in movement.
  • A pushes to B,
  • A runs along the 23 meter line and gets the ball back from B.
  • A takes on the run and passes immediately to C who comes up the sideline and passes immediately to D on the back line.
    • If there are only 3, C runs to the back line.
  • D takes on the ball and dribbles into the circle.
  • D passes to head of circle (A)
  • A gives a hard pass to B for tip in.

Variations 1. start on the other touchline so that the whole width of the field is covered. 2. do the same exercise the other way 3 A shot on goal and gets another rebound ball from B

Goal :
  • Transfer , quick assumptions and passing
Execution :
  • A does Indian dribble at the pawns
  • Pass to B.
  • B takes open and passes immediately to C who comes up along the sideline.
  • C runs on to the back line and runs via the back line in the direction of the goal.
  • C passes back to A at the head of the circle.
  • A scores.

Points of attention:
  • Clean passing
  • Quick passing and
  • Correct passing in the run

Variations :
  1. From the other side
  2. Instead of dribble 3 D, introduce aerial dribble or passing moves (drag, dummy).
  3. B takes closed take instead of open take.
  4. C can come up unhanded along the back line,
  5. C, after taking the ball, passes straight to the far-post area where A goes.
  6. Bring in the rebound
  7. From B to C a high ball.

  • A passes the ball to B
  • B receives the ball.
  • A runs wide to the side makes eye contact with B.
  • B gives a hard hit in the direction of A.
  • A takes the ball in the running
    • The ball lands on her backhand and she takes it in that way.
  • Accelerates to the circle, lines up the ball and rounds.
    • Set up on both sides.
  • On the other hand, you receive the ball on your forehand and turn open to take it with you.

  • B runs in towards the circle at speed
  • B receives a targeted push from A for B to take him easily.
  • From then onwards, the 2v1 starts.
  • B and C against the defender.
  • When the defender has taken the ball away he can score by driving the ball through the orange gate.
  • Tips attackers
    • Create speed
    • Playing over the backhand side of the defender
    • Make eye contact with the team-mate
  • Tips for the defender
    • Close the gap
    • Stand between the pass line of the attackers
    • Let the attacker make the mistake
    • Set up the exercise on both sides.

  • A starts with the ball
  • B is open to receive from A
  • A gives a hard angled pass to B
  • B takes the ball and makes a lift action and accelerates
  • B runs into the circle and gives a directed hard pass to C
  • C runs in and scores with a tip-in
  • A passes the ball to B
  • B passes the ball back to A
  • B runs wide and receives a hard pass from A
  • B receives the ball open, lines it up and passes to goal
  • Then he runs on towards the goal and receives a hard ball from C
  • B gets the ball changed direction by a tip-in
  • A starts with the ball and makes eye contact with B
  • B sets the pace and indicates where he wants the ball to go and receives it from A
  • He finishes his turn and makes eye contact with C
  • C sets the pace and receives the ball from B
  • C enters the circle and shoots at goal
Repeat the exercise on the other side

  • 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.
  • 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.
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