Hockey Drills: Individual defense training





This is a really good defensive training video. In this drill wee see how Ryde Hockey Club players Ben Craig, Tom Craig, Nic McEwen and Josh Green use the pre season time to work on some defensive skills. Here are some points to focus on:

1. The change of the grip from one hand when there is distance with the attacker, to two hands when is less distance.
2. The footwork too keep the right distance from the attacker until the right moment to tackle.
3. The timing of the moment of tackle, not rushing into the first action.

Of course, sometimes the defensive action is well executed and sometimes is not, therefore, we should focus on watching the right things and also the mistakes.


 


 

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the CEO of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net

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