To focus players on ground balls in game like situations. The drill forces players to communicate, gain possession under pressure, and then go to goal.
Description of Drill-Execution
The coach will be at the top of the attack zone with a bucket of balls.
(2) Lines of players in white will be behind the cage with (2) lines of dark players.
The coach will roll out a ball and the first players in each line will go after the ground ball. Players use man/ball communications to gain possession of the ball and then the team with the ball is on offense and the team without goes on defense. The drill ends with a shot, save, or clear.
- Ground Balls
- Ball Movement
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Have the goalie clear all saves or goals back to the defensive team and work on re-breaking up the field after a player shoots.
Also, have the coach add players by yelling “plus 1” at random times to increase the 2 v 2, into a 3 v 3.