Hockey drills for ball control


Goal: Build up by moving the ball.


  1. 1 starts with the ball and plays it to 2
  2. 2 plays the ball back to 1
  3. 1 plays the ball to 3
  4. 3 plays the ball to 4
  5. 4 starts the attack and may choose how he does this

Point of attention: The defenders try to get rid of the ball as quickly and skillfully as possible

  • 2 equal teams, or in case of odd numbers with a joker,
  • try to keep the players on the team for as long as possible.
  • This can be done through short replay, the duel and then replay.
  • Two teams with substitutes, substitutions are made when a goal is scored.
  • Each person defends a goal, on each field there are 5 goals,
  • so there are also 5 people who defend these goals.
  • If a goal is scored in your goal, you have to sit on the sidelines and you become a substitute.
  • A new player (substitute) from the side enters the field and will defend the goal.
  • If a goal is scored, it is 1 point.
  • The team that has the most points at the end of the game is the winner.



  • Someone runs in from the red, takes the ball in the run and runs away strongly,
  • he/she plays it to the other person who is standing near red.
  • Green comes running in, takes the ball in the run and turns away strongly, playing to the other person who is standing near green.
  • 2 pawns face each other,
    • at a random distance (depends on whether you want to push or flatten, for example).
  • Player 1 and 3 stand with pawn A.
  • Player 2 stands at pawn B.
  • 1 plays the ball to player 2,
  • 2 receives the ball.
  • After player 1 passes the ball, he runs after his ball towards pion B.
  • When player 2 has passed again he runs in the direction of pion A.
  • etc. etcde
  • You can play this exercise with minimum 3 players, maximum 5 otherwise the intensity will be very low.

Overplaying to score

  • Two players continuously play the ball over
  • until one of them 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.


  • To practise running through the ball in motion (accepting in the run).

Set up

  • 2 players stand in a line (e.g. sideline)
  • and 1 player stands 10-20 metres away.
  • The first player of the team runs a few metres and then passes the ball to the second player.
  • and passes the ball to the person standing alone.
  • He starts running roughly at the time of the pass.
  • This way, he runs through the ball at the moment he takes over.
  • The person who passed then moves to the 1-ling position
  • The exercise can be made more difficult by lengthening the distance between passes In addition, a passing move can be made before the pass.
  • A plays the ball to the incoming B
  • B rebounds the ball
  • A drives a little
  • B offers himself wide and A plays the ball into the space to B
  • Because of B's running action outside, C makes space by running inside.
  • B accelerates during his running action with the ball over the back line.
  • C has gone towards the dot
  • B passes, C rounds off (one-touch).

Variation: Exercise 2x.


Start with a three-run.

  • A floats with the ball, when A is halfway, he pushes the ball out of the run to B.
  • B does the same (to C)
  • etc.
  • Apply differentiation.

Possibly after this warm-up play another game of possession.

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