Author Information

Author Name:

Michael Caravana

Author School:

Denison University

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

To work on cutting towards ball, protecting the stick and creating more ball movement down the field. Also improves upon long passes.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up 4 lines on each sideline evenly spread out down the field. The line on the goal line extended starts the passing pattern by throwing a long pass to the opposite side of the field. The player receiving the pass will make a quick move away from ball and then ball towards ball to receive the pass. Once possession in gained the player must roll to the outside, towards the sideline, switching hands and make a pass across field to the next player cutting. This passing pattern will continue until the ball returns to the first line.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Cutting
  3. Long Passes
  4. Communication
  5. Clears 

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

You can add additional balls into the passing pattern to create a faster pace and a way for players to have pressure and make good decisions. Or you could make every other pass a ground ball to the next person to make it more game like.

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