Pre-scanning and accelerating the attack: this is what modern hockey is all about!

Let’s take a look at this action where we can find one-touch passes that opened the space of the defence but, more important, we are going to focus on how the players making those passes, pre-scan their teammates positions before touching the ball.

While the ball is still with the first player, the second player is already looking at the third player.
While the ball is still with the second player, the third player is scanning the position of the fourth player.
This is another key concept of modern hockey: know what you will do before you receive the ball.

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: