Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Number Advantages

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Skills

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

Work the clears down the sidelines and force a long slide out of the defense.

Description of Drill-Execution

This drill utilizes a long pole at the midfield line, who tries to bait or run with a midfielder who initiates the drill from the corner.

  1. Goalie outlets to M1, who races upfield
  2. Long pole at midfield, either feathers or baits M1
  3. M1 passes to M2, who tries to force defensive side for unsettled situation
  4. Upon a shot, goal or losing the ball G2 releases the ball to M3 who races upfiels in opposite direction
  5. Long pole, if beaten badly should go to hole and then check backside pipe

Drill Diagram: 

 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Transition
  2. Ball Movement
  3. Defensive Position

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

Add additional trailers to the mix, or add additional defenders to the plays.

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