Author Information

Author Name:

Jeremy Adams

Author School:

Elizabethtown Area High School


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Unsettled Opportunities

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




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.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Quick Passes
  3. Clears
  4. Offense
  5. Defense
  6. Shooting

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.