Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Clears

Field Position:

Defense

Drill Style:

Skills, Conditioning

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

Improve your team’s ability to clear the ball and push the ball up the field as fast as they can from the clear out, utilizing a ladder clear.

Description of Drill-Execution

Have 2 goalies in the cage, if you do not have goalies use a coach on one side and the goalie on the other. 
Have three lines on each side of the cage about 3 yards behind goal line extended. 
When the goalie or coach says clear, the player in the line closest to the goal will break out to the wing on a banana cut, while the players in the lines out wide break up the field.
The goalie or coach will clear out to the wing, where that player will catch and then push the ball up the field to the player in line 2 that breaks out and cuts to the sideline around the top of the attack box.  That player will catch and then direct the ball up ahead to the player that was in the third line, who should be at half field and cutting for the pass up the sideline.
The players will return to opposite lines and the drill goes again.

(Be sure to have players and goalies clear out on both sides.)

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

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

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

Add a stronger ride to try and zone up your clears.

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