Author Information

Author Name:

Gordon Corsetti

Author School:

Atlanta Youth Lacrosse


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To work on getting out on a ground ball, making a strong dodge by your opponent, and breaking down on defense.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up 6 cones and have two lines behind the first two cones. When the whistle blows the two players will sprint out to the second cone. The coach will then roll the ball out to one side or the other. The player must then scoop up the ground ball and make a dodge on the opposite player. The opposite player is now the defender and must break down on the attacker. The goal of the attacker is to get past the defenders cones and it is the defenders job to stop him. If the attacker gets past his defender or if there is a turnover the drill is over.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Conditioning
  2. Groundballs
  3. Defensive Breakdown
  4. Dodging

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

You can set the cones up in front of two goals and if the dodger gets by their defender then the attacker must take a strong shot on the goal.