Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:




To develop settled offense and defense skills and tactics.

Description of Drill-Execution

Create 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, 5v5, or 6v6 setups in a half field situation. All defensive players are out of the restraining box at the goal line extended. The offense players are positioned 15 yards outside of the top of the attack box, diagonally opposite the defense. Coach is in the top center of the box with extra balls. Coach calls out a number from 1-6, and that number of offensive and defensive players enters the box. Roll the ball to the offense to begin play. All the drill to continue until a goal is scored, the defense gains possession, or the ball is cleared outside the penalty box.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Settled attack and defense
  2. Communication
  3. Ball Movement
  4. Clearing

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

Set up the drill on the sideline with both defense and offense on the same side of the field. The defense must now attempt to clear the ball over the midfield when they gain possession. The offense must try and regain possession when they lose the ball.