Need a midseason drill to get your team to think outside of the box? Well, this one is for you! Field Hockey Rugby is inspired by rugby’s most basic rule, that no player is allowed to throw the ball forward to a teammate. By putting this twist on field hockey, you will encourage your players to take a 360-degree view of the game: supporting the ball carrier with lateral and back passes, looking for transfers, and, when given the opportunity, dribbling forward with speed and purpose.
And while your players will be doing a different kind of tackling, certainly no rucks or scrums allowed!
Thank you to Krista Archambeau, from SUNY Brockport, for providing this week’s drill.