Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




Improve your team’s ability to clear the ball down the field with a standard clear.

Description of Drill-Execution

This drill is a standard way to clear the ball and it is more of a play than a drill.  Set up a full field game, and have the ball with your goalie on one side.

Set your clearing team up in the positions and work a settled clear with the option to reverse or push straight ahead as show below.

Once your team has cleared the ball, have an attack player gather the ball, shoot, and then the other team will re-clear in the same settled manner.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

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

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

Add a stronger ride for the defensive team and practice getting the ball down the field.