5 Field Hockey Drills to Help You Improve on the Field

Aspiring Field Hockey Players at Training Camp

If you want to take your field hockey skills to the next level this summer, then it only makes sense to join us at one of our Revolution Field Hockey Camps. We’ve been helping athletes excel in the sport since 2002, with over 10,000 campers working with us during that time.

Revolution has everything you could think of to help you improve your game: a progressive curriculum, lots of different camp options to choose from, personalized instruction and some of the sport’s brightest minds doing the instructing.

But what should you do if you’ve already signed up for a Revolution Field Hockey Camp and are just trying to help the time pass by quickly so you can come and join us for a few days? Well, we can’t actually make the clock move any faster than it already does, but we pride ourselves on the fact that we’re always trying to help you improve, whether you’re with us or at home. That’s why we have the five below drills on our website to help you improve and properly prepare for camp this summer. 

Eliminating the Defender

Ball movement is key on offense, and it’s even more important for players who don’t have the ball to get themselves open down the field. How can you get that done, though? It sounds cool, but it’s easier said than done sometimes.

Check out the below video where Wally Lewis helps show you some strategies on how to make it happen.

Pull Backs

You’ve seen advanced field hockey players pull back the ball with ease and so naturally on the field. How do they do it? Here are four different drills that you can practice to get better at this.

Receiving the Ball

Receiving a pass from your teammate sounds pretty basic, but there’s more skill involved than you may originally think. It especially gets harder when you’re on the move and trying to nab a pass while running down the field.

If you’re looking to enhance your receiving skills and make more space, then watch this three-minute video.

Strength and Conditioning Workout

On-field skills are vital to improvement in field hockey, but elite players are also made off the field with how they prepare. This video from Capitol Pegasus Field Hockey Club in Rockville, Maryland goes through the rigorous strength and conditioning program they have their athletes participate in.

Check it out and try them out – you’ll definitely see a difference after doing them for a while!

Stick Tricks

If you commit yourself to working hard on your skills, along with hand-eye coordination, what kind of cool things could you do?

Sure, stick tricks aren’t necessarily a drill, but this is the kind of cool stuff you can do with a field hockey ball and stick if you’re dedicated to your craft!

How Bad Do You Want it?

Field Hockey is a ton of fun, but like anything else that takes work to get better at, it can be a grind sometimes. If you need some motivation to keep you going, this video will do the trick. Bookmark it for when the time comes and you need a little pick-me-up!

Interested in signing up for a Revolution Field Hockey Camp this summer? Click here to find a camp near you and receive more information.