Author Information

Author Name:

Ted Garber

Author School:



Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ground Balls

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Warm-Up

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To work on developing offensive recognition skills.

Description of Drill-Execution

Player X1 starts with the ball and rolls it to X4 for a groundball scoop. X4 scoops the groundball and immediately passes it back to X1. After X4 passes he cuts back door to receive a pass back from X1. X4 then catches and shoots the ball.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ground balls
  2. Denying cuts and passes
  3. Finding open player
  4. Passing and Catching

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

Add a defender randomly from either line. Have the players cross in front of the goal and flip or fake flip the ball instead of making the second pass once the defender is incorporated into the drill.