Author Information

Author Name:

John Stevenson

Author School:



Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill, Warm-Up

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To teach defensive extend and recovery by intercepting a pass.

Description of Drill-Execution

Player X1 starts by making a pass to player X2. The defender extends out to play the pass as it arrives at X2. Immediately after X2 rolls away from pressure and quickly passes to X3 the defender recovers to the inside, stick first, looking to intercept/knock down the pass from X3 to X1.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Knocking Down Passes
  2. Defensive Footwork
  3. Defensive Positioning
  4. Denying cuts and passes defensively 

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

Attack the goal from multiple locations. Allow it to become a 1v1 with the offensive player (X1) shooting should he beat the defender.