Author Information

Author Name:

John Pirie

Author School:

3d Lacrosse


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To work on getting out to an attacker then back in. Also, to work on condition and dodging and shooting for the attacker.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up 3 lines of midfielders at the restraining line and 3 lines of attack. Also, set up a line of defenders on the side of the field. The coach will stand at goal line extended and the first two defenders will come out, one playing the midfielders and one playing the attack men. The coach will throw the ball out to the first midfielder and they will dodge and try to get a shot off. Then the coach will throw a ball out to attack men and they will do the same. The coach will throw the ball to all three midfielders and attack men and the same defender has to play all 3 attackers and the other defender has to defend all 3 midfielders. Once the defender has played all three offensive players two new defenders will come out.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Defensive Positioning
  2. Breaking Down
  3. Dodging
  4. Shooting
  5. Conditioning

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

You can alter the drill by rolling the ball out to each offensive player and making the offensive and defensive players battle for a ground ball before they go to the goal.