Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Transition, Conditioning

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Conditioning

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




This drill forces players to play 6 v 6 and to ride after a save is made.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start with defense and offensive midfielders on one side of the midfield.  Have attack and defensive midfielders on the other side.  The coach begins the drill by rolling a ball out toward one end of the field.  All six players recognize the situation and take advantage of offensive and defensive situations as they unfold.  Upon a shot, score, or loss of bounds or change of possession, the offensive team will ride the clear attempt.  Have another group of 6 doing the same thing at the opposite end of the field.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Transition
  2. Riding After a Save
  3. Conditioning

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

Keep score of goals made by the attack and successful clears made by the defense.