Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield, Goalie

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




Improve your team’s ability to clear the ball down the field with a standard clear off a shot.

Description of Drill-Execution

This drill is a standard way to clear the ball off a shot.  It is more of a play than a drill.  Set up a full field game, and have the ball with your goalie on one side.  Set your teams up in a playing situation, have the offense shoot and the go into a straight clearing situation with the defense.

Once your team has cleared the ball, have an attack player gather the ball, shoot, and then the other team will re-clear in the same settled manner.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Clearing
  2. Ball Movement (Catching and Throwing)

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

Add a stronger ride for the defensive team and practice getting the ball down the field.