Hockey drills for ball control

  • A starts with the ball and runs up
  • Encounters an opponent.
  • B runs into the deep and gets a ball of A in the run
  • C runs in and gets the ball from B in the run
  • C takes the ball and runs towards the circle
  • a player encounters an opponent there and passes the ball wide to the run-through A
  • A walks in the direction of the circle and makes a choice or makes an action themselves
  • Passes the pawns on the left and finishes on goal
  • Or they choose to give the ball wide to the right to the run-through C
  • Then C shoots at goal 

  • A starts with the ball
  • B runs towards the ball and gets a targeted pass from A on the forehand
  • B picks up the ball in the run and just takes his turn over the backhand side
  • Accelerate towards the circle and finish with the backhand or forehand
  • do exercise 2 times
  • A pushes the ball to B
  • B takes the ball and passes (2 touch)
  • B pushes the ball through to C who takes the ball closed
  • Who then turns left or right and finishes on goal
  • Same on the other side 
  • You stay with B and A once
  • First you give the ball and then  you receive the ball and then you pass through

  • Exercise with different lift passes.
  • A runs to the bar and passes over the bar and gives a pass to B.
  • B runs towards the ball and gives a lift pass to A. 
  • A has gone through to take the ball from B.
  • A gives a hard flat towards C. 
  • C comes in front of the bar and lifts the ball in a movement over the beam bar accelerates towards the circle.
  • C ball on the stick enters the circle.
  • Aligning ball and shooting at goal 


  • This is a basic exercise in preparation. 
  • Just like a tennis player who prepares for training with basic strokes, the players must prepare for the complex training and competition forms, with direct simple passes on top of each other. 
  • In this way, the trainer has the ability to see technical errors in each individual player and correct them as early as the basic exercise. 
  • The players pass the ball directly between two pylons and walk counter-clockwise to the other side. 
  • The size of the target and the distance between the players will be adjusted according to the age and level of the players.
  • Two solving exercises that you can both do for 10 minutes
  • Also first the explanation of the tip-in exercise
  • B starts running around the pilons and accelerates when he reaches the goal towards A.
  • A gives a hard facing pass towards the goal
  • B tip the ball so that it changes direction
  • Then they change places
  • Other exercise
  • We are going to practice walking in out
  • A is a right behind who wants to play the ball somewhere. B is the middle right and he is going to run one in out. 
  • He starts in the middle of the field and wants to offer himself for A.
  • He accelerates towards the sideline A may choose whether he wants to give the ball or not.
  • If he doesn't give the ball, A finishes his line further and comes back to where he started and then runs again on another in-out. 
  • If A passes, B takes the ball and is allowed to score on the goaltender.
  • A starts with the ball one gives a facing pass to B
  • B goes through the pilons with a vision dribble
  • A runs into the depth and gets a hard targeted pass of B into the depth
  • B accelerate around the pilons and give a 90 degree pass on A
  • A runs in the direction of the circle and at the height of B so she can receive a 90 degree pass.
  • She takes the ball and lines it up and finishes with a hit on goal
  • Exercise expand on both sides
  • A gives a push to B
  • B takes the ball closed because defender D is in his back. 
  • B accelerates dribbling with the ball on the stick along the pilons, D runs with B because he doesn't want B to go along.
  • D may try to conquer the ball when B has passed the pilons.
  • B wants to pass the ball to C. If D intercepts, he passes the ball to C so that the person can continue with the exercise. 
  • If B gets the ball to C, C will do the same and the defender E will defend. If E picks up the ball, he can finish at the goal. 
  • How to continue, A goes to the spot of B, B goes to the spot of D, D goes to the spot of C, C goes to the spot of E and E goes to the spot of A.
  • Tips for the attackers
    • Keep the ball close to you and screen it with your stick
    • Pass the ball over the backhand side of your opponent
    • Accelerate to make it harder for the defender to stop you
  • Tips for the defenders
    • Keep your stick on the ground, you can react much faster to what your opponent is doing
    • Keep your opponent on the forehand and make sure the line is closed!
    • Let the attacker make the mistake and then grab the pass.
    • Guide your opponent in the direction where you want him/her to go 
  • Exercise expand on both sides. 
  • A and B start running at the same time, 
  • A dribbles with the ball on the stick around the pilon. 
  • B runs in and asks A for the ball.
  • A makes eye contact and pushes the ball to B
  • B controls the ball closed
  • Then dribbles the bars and do two elevator actions over the bars
  • Aligns the ball and finishes with a hit on goal.
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