Author Information

Author Name:

Lou Corsetti

Author School:

Atlanta Youth Lacrosse


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Conditioning, Unsettled Situations

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Unsettled Situations

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




To work on conditioning and creating unsettled situations on offense. Defense must work on playing man down.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up 7 lines at the top of the midfield line, 3 defensive lines and 4 lines of attackers. When the coach blows the whistle the 7 lines will sprint in towards the goal. Once they sprint into position the goalie will throw out a ball and the offense will run a 4 v 3 against the defense. Once there is a shot or turnover the 7 players must sprint back to the lines they were previously in. Offense must focus on quick passes and shots. Defense must focus on communication and keeping their sticks in the passing lane .

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Stick Work
  2. Defense
  3. Dodging
  4. Shooting
  5. Conditioning
  6. Communication

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

You can alter the drill by forcing the 7 lines to fight for a ground ball at the beginning of the drill as opposed to the goalie throwing out a pass. If the defense wins the ball it will now be a 3 v 4 towards the goal.