Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To work on improving throwing skills.

Description of Drill-Execution

Position three offensive players against two defensive players in a 20x20 yard box. The three offensive players pass and move within the box trying to maintain possession. The defense works together with one player covering the ball and the other defender splitting the remaining two offensive players. Several boxes can be set up to allow more players to play. All players should have an opportunity to play offense and defense.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Numbers Advantages/Disadvantages
  3. Communication
  4. Maintaining Possession

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

Award a goal for four consecutive passes by the offense. Award a goal for an interception or for the defense gaining possession. Make it competitive.