Author Information


Lou Corsetti


Riverwood High School


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




To teach transition play creating a lot of ball movement between players.

Description of Drill-Execution

Drill starts by having the players faceoff as in a game situation. The team that wins the face off attacks the appropriate end of the field in a 6v6 situation. Upon possession being determined, the coach at the end of the field not being used throws a ground ball towards the end line (end line race). The defense must come up with it and clear the ball from their defensive area.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  • Passing and Catching
  • Transition Offense and Defense
  • Settled Offense and Defense
  • Riding
  • Clearing

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

Allow all players to play all positions (except goalie). In the “end line race” end of the field allow attack to play 3v3 if they gain possession.