Hockey drills for defense

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  • Defence: focus on man coverage
  • Attack: running in

  • Exercise B+C
  • B is about the left
  • C is over the right
  • A1 dribbles with ball to A2
  • B guides player A, at 1,5 meter, backwards (open position).
  • This is about footwork, so when A arrives at A2 he just lets A strike at goal.
  • After the hit, A leaves the circle. B turns around and gets a ball from C. B takes a closed approach, turns open and plays the ball.
  • B takes a closed approach, turns open and rounds the goal.
  • Then the exercise starts on the right.



drawing
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1 v 1

  • Make a square from 5m-5m and play a 1v1. the defender is only allowed to defend with his body so no stick.
  • Focus on defence.
  • Use your body to force them to go to your strong side.
  • When you push them to the side make a block tackle.
  • Block tackle is always on the forehand, 2 hands on the stick and step forward.
  • Stick is on the ground.
  • Jab:
  • Make a small square 1m-1m.
  • The defender is inside the square and the attacker tries to get the ball inside the square.
  • The defender use the jab to defend his square.
  • You jab with your stick to the ball.
  • Left foot in front and right food in the back (not flat fooded).
  • Use your stick as poke.
drawing

High tempo switching in a match form.

  • 3 teams (blue, red & white);
  • Each team consists of 3, 4 or 5 players;
  • Attacking team (A) has 1 player in excess (so 3:2, 4:3 ...);
  • One player of the defending team (B) stands in the box next to the trainer;
  • Non-playing team (C) stands at the centre line;
  • When A has scored, they defend with n-1 men;
  • Team B sets up at the half way line and then attacks.
  • Left-right alternate.
  • Coach puts ball in play.
  • Turn over:
    • Attack on the left: Blue attacks, white defends, red is ready on the right (II)
    • Attack on right: Blue defends (n-1), Red attacks, White prepares on left (I)
    • Attack over left: White attacks, Red defends (n-1), Blue stands ready (II)
drawing
  • First pass wide
  • players moves the ball inside other attacker move outside
  • 2 options walking inside passing outside
  • Player 1 runs with the ball to the head circle and hits the goal
  • Player 4 plays the ball to the left where player 2 and defender 1 come 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 plays off the attack (4v2)
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  • There are at least 2 teams
  • The field is the 23, from marker to other marker
  • You may shoot on goal from any position in the field if not dangerous
  • After 2 goals by the same team the losing team switches (After 3 wins the winning team switches)

OrganizationField
: half field

Implementation

General

  • Play direction of the game
  • Goals in the middle of the field to stimulate awareness of the context of the game (from where do I defend, where do I score?).
  • 1:1 : the trainer plays a ball to Orange 1 or Blue 2. Defender's goal is to prevent a goal and score himself.
  • 2:1 : The trainer plays a ball to Orange 1 or Blue 2. When Orange 1 gets the ball, Orange 3 can join in the playing field of Orange 1
  • Orange 1 and 2 play a 2:1 on Blue 4 (same if Orange 3 gets the ball (Section B)).
  • 2:2 : Same as 2:1, but if Blue 2 gets the ball, Blue 4 may join the attack in the section of Orange 1 (Section A).
    Tips on ball possession
  • Perform a feint when passing.
  • Cut in after the passing action; protect the ball from the defender.


Tips on non-ball possession

  • Find your opponent as quickly as possible.
  • Keep your stick on the ball.
  • Keep the opponent in front of you (on the forehand).
  • ps changeover

At loss of ball:

  • Put direct pressure on the ball handler, cut the shortest path to the goal.


On winning the ball:

  • Perform a quick action/goal attempt towards goals.
  • Making it easier
  • Change the start location regularly.


Make it more difficult

  • Vary the speed of throw.


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Explanation

3 (4) against 2 + goalkeeper

OrganisationField
: demarcated space (on half a field)

General

  • The form starts when blue 1 passes to orange 1.
  • Orange 1, 2 and 3 ( possibly 4) try to score in the goal.
  • Blue 1 and 2 try, by working together, to take over possession of the ball on their strong side and then to score in one of the little goals on the centre field (circle size about 3 metres).


The form stops when:

  • Orange scores in the goal.
  • Blue scores in the conversion in one of the little goals on the half way line.
  • The ball goes over the back line.


Exceptions:

  • Ball over the sideline is a normal strike.
  • Foul is a normal free hit.


Tips on ball possession

  • Look before taking the ball (pre-scanning) and recognise space.
  • Take free hits and hits as quickly as possible.
  • Use push passes.


Tips on non-ball possession

  • Work together (cover each other's backs), give pressure on the ball, keep the ball on your defensive forehand side (fake space).
  • Force a pass to the back or force a pass wide; this is better than a deep pass.
  • Make sure you are always between the ball and your own goal


Switching tips

  • On losing the ball:
    • Keep pressure on the ball straight away
    • Get between the ball and your own goal as quickly as possible and help your team-mate
  • On winning the ball:
    • Look for the free space
    • Play a confident pass or accelerate strongly yourself.
  • Make it easier
    • Vary the method of passing (e.g. push pass) or initial pass to another player.
  • Make it more difficult
    • Increase Pressure:
      • Who scores the most goals in 10 ball starts);
      • can Orange 1,2,3 score within 30 sec.


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