Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To learn proper cutting and picking when the ball is behind the goal.

Description of Drill-Execution

Play 4v4 inside the box with a goalie in the cage. One attacker and on defender are behind the goal, and the other players are in front of the goal. The three offensive players in front of the goal pick for each other and cut to get open to receive a pass from the attacker behind, who is trying to get open to feed the ball. Restart play by throwing the ball to the attacker behind the goal.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Picks
  2. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  3. Cuts
  4. Timing
  5. Feeding

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

Play 4v3 leaving the attacker behind the goal unguarded.