Hockey drills for defense
- The players are divided into teams of 3.
- The game is played 3-3 on different fields.
- Players can score in 2 goals and therefore have to defend 2 goals as well.
- Take away a goal.
- Each team can only score on 1 goal
- and therefore only have to defend 1 goal.
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 are changed. 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 with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
First 1 ball, then several balls in the field.
- A takes the ball and runs towards the circle
- There stands a defender
- A plays the ball back to B
- B moves the ball to C
- If the ball is at C, the 4 against 2 starts
- Then the defenders can take the ball.
- Tips for the attackers:
- Creating speed
- Positions in the circle
- Playing the free man
- Daring to finish
- Tips for the Defenders:
- Close the pass line to the goal
- Let the attackers make the mistake.
- A is the striker and wants to shoot at goal
- B wants to defend the attacker and push to the other box with a jab.
- Tips defender:
- Stand so that the attacker can only go to one side.
- Put pressure in an effective way
- If they are in the other box, put a double with two
- Can intercept more often to keep the pace of the game at a high level
- Exercise on doubling your opponent
- A 1 to 2.
- A is the attacker and starts with the ball and wants to score in the goal on the other side.
- B and C are going to double the opponent so that he cannot start scoring.
- Push them to the outside
- If they are on the outside put pressure backwards
- Orange 1 starts with a pass from the sideline to one of the builders (orange 2,3).
- Orange defends out and scores in the goal (A) on the 23 meter line.
- When intercepting or winning a duel by blue (1,2) they score on the big goal (2 blue against 3 orange+k).
- Orange gives direct pressure on blue when losing the ball.
- The exercise starts again after a goal in 1 of the 2 goals, after a maximum of 2 switch moments or when the ball is out.
Tips ball possession
- Make the field wide.
- Take open after scanning the space (by builders).
- Keep depth between both lines (formation 2-1;1-1-1).
Tips non ball possession
- Make a choice between putting direct pressure on the ball owner or letting the opponent come and reducing space.
- Force a passing or running action to the outside (sideline).
- As a goalkeeper, coach the rear build-up player.
- Switching tips
- At Ball Loss:
- Put pressure on the ball holder.
- Play compact and reduce space.
At Ball Profit:
- Preferably play with the ball instead of the ball.
- Make sure there is a quick play point in the depth.
Make it easier
- Build up with 3 players, where the trainer gives the 1st pass to 1 of the 3 Orange players
- Make more difficult
- Provide an evental in players: 3 Orange (with goalkeeper) against 3 Blue (3rd player of Blue starts from the goalkeeper at 23 meters line).
- Game with the three teams,
- Make three equal and fair teams.
- A team starts as the defenders (on the picture the red one).
- A team starts as the attackers (in the picture the blue one)
- a team behind the 23 meter line (on the picture the white one)
- For the defenders the intention is to pass the ball to one of the white ones in the box at the 23 meter line.
- For the attackers the intention is to score.
- When they have scored they get 1 point
- For the team behind the 23 meter line, they are supposed to take the ball as the defenders take it to their pass.
- If the ball is with the team that is behind the 23 meter line their attacks will start.
- The team that was attacking and the team that was defending will be in the box behind the 23 meter line.
- In this way, it keeps on turning.
- The one who gives the most points at the end wins.
- Tips for the attackers
- Play the freeman when you are in possession of the ball and make sure that someone runs deep into it
- Pass over your opponent's backhand side
- If you are not in ball possession make sure you close the lines to the people in the box behind the 23 meter line.
- Tips for the defenders
- Make sure you are defended outside the circle so that they can't pull out
- Keeps track of your own male
- Close the backhand side so they can't pass over it.
- If you do have the ball look up the space and keep passing until there is a hole and you can give it to the people in the box.
- Further practice with half court press.
- The goal is that they realize what to do when the ball is passed.
- How are we supposed to walk as a front runner.
- Ball starts at A
- The 3 defenders will stand in such a way that the line is closed and so the ball can only be passed to the sides or back out.
- A gives the ball towards B because the line is closed.
- Now comes what the whole exercise is about what the 3 defenders should do now.
- V1 slides so that it is in front of the ball so that the ball cannot be given straight forward.
- V2 stands between the person with the ball and the ball goal line
- V3 which dribbles to the attacker C who comes closer. V3 prevents C from getting the ball and defends on the inside. between the opponent and the goal.
- From here on it is a 3:3
- On the other hand it is exactly the same and discs the defenders the same.
- You let them play a 3:2. Red wants to score the goal and blue wants to intercept and defend the ball.
- When the exercise is running you can add the extra blue defender later on.
- This player will run a tackle back.
- He is allowed to run when the first ball is played.
- Instructions you can give to the attackers
- Ball should always be able to go back,
- Create speed and keep it in your attack,
- someone makes depth so that you keep the field long, pass the ball into the forehand of your fellow player,
- Pass the ball over the opponent's backhand side.
- Questions you can ask the attackers
- What is the purpose of the exercise?
- How can you reach the goal and what do you have to do for it?
- What is the task of which player with which pilon?
- Which pass technique is best to use?
- Instructions you can give to the defenders
- Slow down your opponent by pushing them outward,
- You don't have to take the ball right away but wait for the opponent to make a mistake,
- The line must always be tight
- Questions you can ask the defenders
- What is the purpose of this exercise for you?
- How can you reach the goal and what do you have to do to achieve it?
- What is the most important task you have within this exercise?