Elizabethtown Area High School
Offense, Defense, Midfield
To work on unsettled opportunities, ground balls, shooting, clearing, and making quick passes.
Description of Drill-Execution
Start by setting up 3 lines of offensive players and 2 lines of defensive players at the midfield line. The coach begins the drill by rolling a ball out and creating a 3 v 2 ground ball. If the offense wins the ball they must execute a 3 v 2 attacking the goal. If the defense wins the ball they must get the ball to their goalie and then successfully clear the ball. The drill continues until the defense clears the ball; therefore if a failed clear happens the offense get another opportunity to attack the goal.
- Ball Movement
- Quick Passes
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
You can require that the offense make a certain number of passes before shooting. Similarly, you can make the defense make a certain amount of passes before clearing the ball. Also, you can add another line of offense and defense.