Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Face Offs

Field Position:

Midfield, Offense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:




Practice a pinch and pop face off move that will have your face off players advance the ball ahead and into the zone on a fast break.

Description of Drill-Execution

Set up a face off at the midfield faceoff x.  The face off players will go against a coach or soft defensive player that will lose the face off.

Set up your 3 attack players in the zone ready for a fast break.

On the whistle the face off player will perform a pinch and pop face off move and go around the coach or soft defense.  The face off player will then gain the ground ball and go down on a fast break.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Face-offs
  2. Ground Ball
  3. Stick Handling
  4. Fast Breaks

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

To vary the drill you can have the face off players use a variety of moves to win the draw.
You may also add trailing players to develop the drill into a slow break or 6 v 6 drill.