Author Information

Author Name:

John Pirie

Author School:

The Governors School


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Conditioning

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:




Switching from offense to defense after a turnover.

Description of Drill-Execution

This drill is a continuous 4v3 drill. Players are placed into two groups regardless of position. Lines 1-4 (white pinnies) will attack as a 4v3. The player who shoots the ball is out regardless of whether or not he scores. The remaining three players will remain in the drill and defend against 4 new players from lines 5-8 (dark pinnies). Players should be encouraged to find the layup shots, not outside blasts.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Unsettled situations
  2. Transition from offense to defense
  3. Ball Movement
  4. Shooting

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

This drill should last for 3-5 seconds for each group. You can increase intensity by shortening the time frame, or requiring dropped balls to be a turnover.