Author Information

Author Name:

Gordon Cossetti

Author School:

Atlanta Youth Lacrosse


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Offense, Defense

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




To work on making a strong dodge towards the goal. Also focuses on groundballs, clearing, and shooting.  

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up a 6 v 6 with a goalie in the cage. Also, the coach is behind the goal with 6 balls in his stick. The offense must work the ball around one time and at a random time the coach will blow the whistle and whichever attacker has the ball must dodge their defender. Once there is a turnover or a shot the coach will yell firecracker and throw all six balls out towards the players. The players must now fight for a groundball against the defender they were previously on. If the defender gets the ball they must clear the ball over the restraining line. If the attacker gets the ball they must dodge on cage and get a shot off.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Stick Work
  2. Defense
  3. Dodging
  4. Shooting
  5. Clearing
  6. Ground Balls

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

You can alter the number of players on the field at once by adding or subtracting players from both sides, or just one and creating a man down situation.