Hockey Drills is a collection of activities and practices designed to enliven and improve coaching sessions at all levels of the game. The drills are organized into chapters according to a particular skill or phase of the game; from the warm up and cool down through ball carrying and receiving, defending and attacking to goal scoring and goal-keeping. A vital section on pre-season fitness drills is also included. Each chapter starts with a basic analysis of the types of skill needed for that particular aspect of the game, before progressing to a series of activities to develop them. Each exercise is supported by clear diagrams that show the moves of the individual players.
Mal Alexander is an experienced hockey coach and writer. He has been head coach to the first X1 at Eton and to the second X1 men's team at Reading.