Start Hockey Skills Challenge

The FIH Academy Start Hockey Challenge is a series of 5 hockey skill challenges that may be set up by an individual or group in a wide range of environments and with limited equipment needs.

The Challenge consists of 5 structured activities, each with 3 levels of difficulty. Each challenge and level includes a time limit and a method for scoring points. The 5 activities are based around "with the ball" actions that a hockey player performs - Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Elimination & Receiving.

Just for fun or challenge yourself against other players!
  • Set up and play on your own
  • Get serious at your school/club/academy
  • Play level 1`s almost anywhere
  • Video your challenge to compare with others
  • Limited equipment needed - be imaginative!
  • Upload your score & claim a badge! (coming soon)
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Start Hockey Challenge

5 Challenges - 3 Levels
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Pdf guide with set up information
Dribble...Pass...Shoot...Eliminate...Receive....take the Challenge!

Start Hockey Skills Challenges

CHALLENGE 1 - DRIBBLE

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Dribbling Challenge

The dribble challenge tests how well you can move with the ball at speed and changing direction
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Here is an example of a player completing the 3 levels of the challenge. Front and aerial views.

CHALLENGE 2 - PASSING

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Passing Challenge

The passing challenge will test your skills in passing forwards, to the left and to the right whilst moving with the ball at speed
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Here is an example of a player completing the 3 levels of the challenge. Front and aerial views.

CHALLENGE 3 - SHOOTING

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Shooting Challenge

The shooting challenge will test you speed and accuracy when shooting with a hit, slap and lift
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Here is an example of a player completing the 3 levels of the challenge. Front and aerial views.

CHALLENGE 4 - ELIMINATION

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Elimination Challenge

The elimination challenge includes drags, pull backs and roll-outs, skills used to eliminate/avoid/get past an opposition player
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Here is an example of a player completing the 3 levels of the challenge. Front and aerial views.

CHALLENGE 5 - RECEIVING

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Receiving Challenge

The receiving challenge will test your first touch and control of the ball at short range
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Here is an example of a player completing the 3 levels of the challenge. Front and aerial views.

Start Hockey World Challenge

Test yourself, record your score and claim your e-badge! 

Take the challenge


Have a go at Level 1 and/or levels 2 and 3 for each challenge and record your score. 

Why not video your effort so you can watch it back and see what you do well or could improve for your next attempt.

Upload your scores


Sign up to the FIH Academy platform and submit your scores in order to access and download your Bronze, Silver or Gold badge. This will be available on or before 1 December 2023.

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You can share your score and page on social media and tag us @fihockey @fihacademy & #HockeyChallenge