Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Game, Skills

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




This drill is designed to assist attackers in developing consistent and effective riding skills.  Too often, little emphasis is placed on riding in practice.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start with 3 attackers and 4 long pole defensemen.  Have the 4, clearing defensemen form a box in the attack area.  The 3 attackers must force clearers out of the box.  The defenders can move only when they have the ball or only a short distance to meet the pass.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Communication on the ride
  2. Favoring most dangerous receiver
  3. Splitting offside players

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

Allow attackers to move freely in the box.