Hockey drills for dribbling

  • Each team has 2 goals. (see rules triple hockey).
  • 3 against 3 where 5x passes is 1 point (if the ball is intercepted, start counting again).
  • possibly 3 against 2 games with 1 player (trainer?)
  • always with the attacking team (complicated exercise!)
  • The children are placed in 2 rows.
  • The trainer stands just behind the 2 rows and rolls a ball forward.
  • The front 2 players try to conquer the ball.
  • The player in possession
  • drives the ball towards the goal.
  • The other tries to conquer the ball again.
  • From a marked point, the ball may not be taken away and the player in possession makes a shot at goal.


  • Run with the ball and pass the pylo, then play the ball to your fellow player.
  • Take the ball on the forehand and run to the pylon and pass.
  • At the end of the exercise run back to the beginning
  • Change sides after every turn.


  • From the two pilons, aim (push/slide) at the inverted pilons.


The flower (without or with ball):

  • start at pilon 1 > to the center of the flower
  • hitting each of the 4 surrounding pilons 1 by 1
  • run back to pilon 1
  • variations:
    • with stick and ball
    • relay race


  • Dribble:
    • indian dribble: make touches from FH/BH if you have control increase the speed
    • dummy: drag the ball to your left foot make a c pull without the ball, drag the ball with your backhand to your righthand-side and speed up
    • 3d skill: 
      • . 
    • it all starts with lifting the ball in the air while simultaneously making a move to change direction 
  • Put out the pilons as shown in figure three, distribute the balls over pilons C and D.
  • In this exercise you place one player each at pilons C and D, the rest of the team will line up at pilon A. 
  • From A the player runs around the pilon, from the pilon the player makes a sideways movement facing the ball (facing C). 
  • Player C plays the ball in the forehand of A, A takes the ball and opens to the right, runs towards the circle and finishes at goal.
  • From here, he runs towards D and receives another ball.
  • The player spins open to the left and finishes on goal again. 


  • The exercise is meant to simulate a game.
  • It is therefore intended that one team consists of the defenders/defending midfielders and the other team consists of the attackers.
  • The attackers can score in the normal goal (decide if they can hit high as in the game).
  • The defending side can score by driving the ball.
  • Over the line of the goals on the half way line.   
  • The attackers learn to play over and finish at goal and the defending side learns to defend to the outside.  


  • The exercises can be played in 2 variations: the one for real beginning hockey players (this exercise can be used for a clinic for example) and the one for beginning hockey players who have already been in contact with hockey.
  • Variant 1:
  • Player 1 plays the ball to player 2, he takes the ball and passes on to player 3.
  • Player 3 takes the ball and shoots at goal.
  • Player 4 tries to stop the ball with the bottom of the foot or with the stick.
  • Player 4 picks up the ball and joins the row at the back of the starting pilon of player 1.
  • For safety's sake, don't shoot at goal when player 4 takes the ball. 
  • The balls can also be taken out of the goal later on or use a break for that.
  • This is for safety reasons.

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