A field hockey defense must control the opposing team's offense. Communication and positioning are paramount when building an effective field hockey defense. Learn how to play field hockey defense in this video tutorial.
Jab at ball to take control away.
Swing at the ball.
Do not hit the opponent's stick.
Use a reverse stick swing.
Lead the opponent away from the goal.
Samuel Roberts is the founder and president of the Orlando, FL Central Florida Field Hockey Association. He loves the game and looks forward to spreading the word on the great game of field hockey.