Author Information

Author Name:

Ted Garber

Author School:



Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ground Balls

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Warm-Up, Skill

Time Needed:

15 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. X1 then steps out to shadow defend X4. As X4 scoops the groundball, X2 steps out after X1 and “mirrors” the side that X4 steps to after scooping. X4 passes back to X2.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ground Balls
  2. Stepping into Passing Lanes
  3. Passing and Catching

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

Have the outlet pass step out to the opposite side of the defender.