Author Information


Lou Corsetti


Riverwood High School


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Stick Work

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill, Game

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




To work on improving ball movement in close quarters with pressure.

Description of Drill-Execution

Goalie starts with a ball on the end-line. He has two defensemen on his team. Two attackmen start 5 yards above the end-line. Goalie and defensemen play keep away by quickly moving the ball between them, while the attackmen attempt to gain possession or force the ball out of bounds. Players cannot cross the row of cones set up at the Goal Line Extended (GLE).

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Passing and Catching
  2. Communication
  3. Ball Movement
  4. Riding and Clearing
  5. Long Passes

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

Set a time limit for clearing team to retain possession. After time expires introduce a third riding player or remove a clearing player. Allow it to become a 2v2 to the goal if the attack gains possession.