Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Skill, Conditioning

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To develop footwork fundamentals.

Description of Drill-Execution

Four lines of players are positioned side by side, 10 yards apart, facing the coach. The first player steps out and reacts to coach’s stick movement and verbal signals that include the following:

  • Shuffle right and left
  • Shuffle right and left, then drop and run
  • Shuffle back at 45-degree angle
  • Drop step, open hips, and run straight backward
  • Run forward, then on whistle break down to defensive ready position

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Defensive Footwork
  2. Conditioning
  3. Stick Positioning

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

You can keep movements short and at a high intensity to get a good workout and footwork.