Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

20 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




Improve your team’s ability to ride the clearing team after a dead ball on the sideline.

Description of Drill

This is a drill/play set up to have a standard ride after a ball goes out on the sideline. The goal is to have your players locked on the attack and midfield of the other team. The next step is to play a 3 man zone with your attack that will be splitting the clearing teams’ goalie and 3 defensive players. The goal is to overload the ball side and force the clearing team to throw long passes or passes into traffic.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Riding
  2. Clearing
  3. Defensive Positioning

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

Add a stronger clear for the offensive team and practice forcing turnovers in situation play.