Hockey drills for pass around player

  1. defender 1 passes to attacker 1
  2. attacker 1 to attacker 2
  3. through pass from attacker 2 to attacker 1
  4. defender 1 defends on attacker 1 when he has received the through pass
  5. attacker 2 attacks > 2v1


  • 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.  


  • 3 persons stand at the pilons and try not to let the player in the middle touch the ball. 
  • It is important that the diagonal pass is not made possible. 
  • So the players without the ball have to stand in the corners compared to the player with the ball.

Game with different variations:

  • with grip
  • with globe
  • with stick in weird position
  • with other balls

  • Player A runs left towards the pilon straight ahead and retrieves the ball so that the pilon is played out. 
  • Then player A passes the ball deep on to player B, who runs in.
  • Player B puts the ball back to player A
  • Player A finishes.

Then player A does the task of player B and vice versa. 

  • Player A plays the ball to Player B, who comes running into the ball.
  • Player B bounces the ball directly back and runs towards the corner edge circle with a slalom through the gates.
  • Player A runs towards the first pole to perform a tip in

Exercise is set up in the middle.Player A becomes player B and vice versa.

  • Each player takes a pilon.
  • Fields of about 10x5 are made.
  • The pilon is placed in the middle of the back lines.

The aim is to play past your opponent and dribble the ball over the pilon. IT IS NOT ALLOWED TO SHOOT FROM 10 METERS!

The winner goes one square to the right and the loser goes one square to the left. Rounds of -/+ 2 minutes


  • Practicing some useful hockey techniques.

Set up

  • The player starts at the top black pilon. 
  • He/she goes through the red slalom and then dribbles towards the (dark) blue pilon. 
  • From the (dark) blue pilon an Indian will follow
  • Dribble to the yellow pilon. 
  • This is followed by passing moves, in this case a drag has been chosen. 
  • With other movements, the pilons may have to stand slightly different. 
  • But here the player runs to the left (end of the L) and drags in front of the 3 pilons the ball forcefully to the right. 
  • This is repeated again and then the player pushes the ball onto the black goal.
  • This exercise can be made easier/complicated. E.g. by changing the passing movements, increasing/reducing the distance of dribbling, making the goal smaller/ larger, adjust the slalom slightly, etc. etc. You can really let your own imagination run wild.


  • The trainer (T) rolls the ball (1) to one of the four front players (for example A).
  • Player A receiving the ball (2) plays a duel with player V1 opposite him.
  • The goal is to score the ball at the opponent's goal.
  • If V1 manages to intercept the ball, he plays it to V2.
  • Now V2 may try to score with player B.
  • After a goal, the form of play starts over again.

Making it easier

  • Play a 1-1 duel on the two fields for a few minutes, after a goal,  the substitute player comes into play.

Make it more difficult

  • After the ball is taken by V1, V1 and V2 may try to score against player A (now it has become a 2-1 game).
  • A has to defend. 
  • If A takes the ball, he plays it to player B. 
  • Player A and B play a 2-2 duel on players V1 and V2.
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