Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Conditioning

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Conditioning

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

This conditioning drill focuses on running, stick handling, defense, dodging and scoring while tired.

Description of Drill-Execution

Pair up players of equal ability; offensive men versus defensive men. Players are lined up at the midfield lines, two lines can work simultaneously. The offensive player breaks downfield on the outside, defensive player on the inside.  When the offensive player reaches goal line extended they should dodge and go to goal in a 1 v 1.  Both players will come up the opposite side of the field, defensive player on the outside and offensive player on the inside.  The defensive player must clear the ball via a zig-zag.  As players get to the midfield they should reverse positions and continue to the opposite goal.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Conditioning
  2. Dodging and scoring while tired

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

Add a goalie and have them clear to the defender clearing the ball up the opposite side.

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