Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Number Advantages/Disadvantages

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:




To develop extra man offense and man-down defense skills and tactics

Description of Drill-Execution

Play 4v3 in the attack box with a goalie. The offense passes the ball around the perimeter, looking to create a shooting opportunity. The defense must play a zone and rotate to the ball carrier. The offense is awarded one point for each goal scored, and the defense scores one point each time they gain possession.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Number advantages/disadvantages
  2. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  3. Unsettled situations

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

Change the numbers to 3v2 or 4v2. Also you can have the offense shoot only with their non-dominant hand.