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Field Hockey Tip

Presented by Vianney Yamada (Campos), Camp Director
Nike Field Hockey Camp at University of San Diego

Field Hockey Tip: Push Passing

Push Passes

Push passes are great for short, controlled distances, and quick passing. While these seem simple, learning a variety of push passes will help you elevate your game.

To develop a high level of comfort and confidence in your push pass technique use the field hockey tips below.

Push Pass:

  • Dropping the right hand lower than when you dribble can help you develop a bit more power.
  • Shifting your weight from back foot to front foot will also help develop more power.
  • Follow through towards your target to improve accuracy.
  • Another type of push pass is the flick. A flick will allow you to beat a defender's block tackle using a small lift on the ball. The height should be just over a stick flat stick height. Drop your right shoulder to get under the ball.

When to use it:

  • Anytime you need to make a quick, short distance pass.
  • When defenders are close by and need to release the ball quickly.
  • Inside the circle.

When not to use it:

  • When your teammates are far enough that the ball speed will significantly suffer.

To practice more stick skills, join us at our Nike Field Hockey Camps this summer 2022!

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