Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To work on developing stick skills and ball movement.

Description of Drill-Execution

Remove the goal from the attack box area and position two teams of 4 players each and a neutral player. The neutral player always plays offense, providing a 5v4 advantage to the team with the ball each team tries to maintain possession by running and passing the ball. The defensive team plays zone defense, with one player covering ball and the remaining three players splitting the four remaining offensive players. The offensive players spread the defense by moving to open areas.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Maintaining Possession
  2. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  3. Clearing space offensively
  4. Ball Movement

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

Set up a 4v4 neutral game on the other end of the field.