Riverwood High School, Atlanta GA
Offense, Defense, Midfield
To practice goalie and defensive clear outs with pressure. Also focuses on re-defending for attackers and possession. To improve transition offense and defense.
Description of Drill-Execution
Goalie starts with a ball in the crease and makes an outlet pass to one of the three X players. X players go towards the opposite goal and play a 3v2 against the D players. The last X players to touch the ball (shot, bad pass, drop, etc…) must get back and play defense against the D players in the 2v1. The remaining X players drop out of the drill and go into the D lines. The goalie can give an outlet pass to D to start 2v1 or the D can recover a groundball. After D players and lone X play the 2v1, 3 new players are released to restart the drill.
- Passing and Catching
- Defensive Breakouts
- Cutting and Feeding
- Transition Offense and Defense
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Set up multiple goals and run several groups to maximize player involvement. Set a time limit for the shot. Have goalie use a ground ball instead of a pass. Coach can blow whistle and player with ball must roll it out of the way and a new ball can be thrown or rolled in anywhere.