Mountain Lakes High School, N.J.
Offense, Defense, Midfield
Teaching players the basis of transition play on offense and defense.
Description of Drill-Execution
Lines 1, 3 and 5 are on offense and must pass the ball on way out & back to midline. Defensive lines # 2 & 4 must sprint to midline and drop to a stack in the hole area. Play out the 3 on 2.
Coaching Points – defense! Stress communication and tight stack, goalie directs slide. Pick up late, stay tight. Point man stops ball. Hole man goes to first pass.
Offense – stay spread. Draw and dump; great shooting drill.
Players rotate to right: younger grades = D lines are only D-men; HS players rotate to all lines.
- Passing and catching on the run (offense must make good decisions with the ball and shoot well)
- When attach runs in D-lines helps riding
- Transition and communication (D start in tight and hold as long as possible
- Sticks in passing lanes. Force as many passes as possible)
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Can be done in smaller area. Great transition drill and conditioning.