Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Face Off

Field Position:


Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Mid Field

Skill Level:




This drill attempts to simulate a game situation face off employing wingmen.

Description of Drill-Execution

6 players set up in a standard face off alignment.  The 2 face off specialists assume face off stances.  The coach drops or rolls the ball close to the 2 specialists forcing them to contest for the loose ball.  The wingmen must attempt to shield their opponent as well as contest for the ball.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Face-offs
  2. Ground balls

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

After possession is gained, have players attempt a fast break play.  Play the drill out until a goal is scored or a shot is saved by the goalie.