Author Information

Name:

Jeremy Mattoon

School:

Hood College

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Stick Skill

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

To work on diving out towards ball, protecting the stick and creating more ball movement in tight spaces.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up 5-6 players in a line. The first player will break out in a strait line about 5 feet out. Once the first player breaks out the second player will also break out. When the second player breaks out they are looking to receive a pass from player one as they break. Once player one makes the pass they will shoot back into the line and wait to receive another pass. Player 2, who just received the pass, will now be looking for player 3 breaking out just the same. Once the second pass is made players will continue to break in and out of the line receiving passes. It is important to make quick, in tight passes.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Cutting
  3. Short Passes
  4. 2 Man Game

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

You can switch hands when passing which not only allows the player to use their opposite hand, but also changes the direction in which the ball is moving. In addition, you can roll the ball out in both directions to the player receiving the ball. This allows players to work on their ground ball skills in tight as well. Finally, you can add in multiple balls, which increases the speed at which the players have to dive in and out of the drill.

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