Author Information

Author Name:

Lou Corsetti

Author School:



Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Clearing and Shooting

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Game, Warm-Up

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To work on improving clearing from a shot.

Description of Drill-Execution

Goalie starts with a ball in the crease. He makes an outlet pass to the defenseman on his left, who is breaking up field. The defender catches the ball and makes a pass to the middie (M1) on his side of the field that is breaking back to the ball. After catching the pass, the middie turns and runs back up the field looking for the opposite side midfielder (M2) to be breaking to the ball. M2 catches the pass and turns to the goal and drives or dodges to it. The attackman in the bottom corner breaks towards M2 and receives a pass from him. After the attackman receives a pass he turns into the center of the field and takes a 10yd shot on goal. Drill restarts once goalie makes a save or gets another ball out of the goal.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Passing and Catching
  2. Clearing
  3. Defensive Breakouts
  4. Cutting and Feeding
  5. Shooting

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

Set up multiple goals and run several groups to maximize player involvement. Allow the defender to play the ball once he makes the initial outlet pass to M1.