Offense, Defense, Midfield
To practice advanced offensive stick handling.
Description of Drill-Execution
Four lines of players stand in a diamond formation, each line 12 yards from a cone in the center of the diamond. X1 has the ball and passes it right handed to X2, who has executed a V-cut by moving in toward the cone and then breaking to the outside. X2 plays left handed, with his stick to the outside. When X2 catches the ball, his stick changes hands, and he passes to X3 with his right hand. Each player follows his pass and goes to the end of that line.
- Ball Movement
- Strong and Weak Hand Play
- Timing Passes
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Have players perform both passes and ground ball pickups during the drill. Increase the speed of the outside jogging players, as well as the length of time to increase conditioning. For advanced players you may add behind the back passes and additional skill sets to push limits of dexterity and agility.