Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Clears

Field Position:

Defense

Drill Style:

Skills, Conditioning

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Objective

Improve your team’s ability to clear the ball and push the ball up the field as fast as they can from the clear out.

Description of Drill-Execution

Have 2 goalies in the cage, if you do not have goalies use a coach on one side and the goalie on the other.
Have two lines on each side of the cage about 3 yards behind goal line extended.
When the goalie or coach says clear, the player in the line closest to the goal will break out to the wing on a banana cut, while the player in the line out wide breaks up the field.
The goalie or coach will clear out to the wing, where that player will catch and then push the ball up the field to the player breaking down field.
The players will return to opposite lines and the drill goes again.

(Be sure to have players and goalies clear out on both sides.)

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Clearing
  2. Ball Movement (Catching and Throwing)
  3. Conditioning

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

Add a stronger ride to try and zone up your clears.

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