Author Information


Joe Ernst


Southwestern University (TX)


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Sliding and Crashing

Field Position:


Drill Style:

Game, Skill

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:




Work on sliding, recycling back to appropriate area, and facilitate communication while recycling between back side and recover man.

Description of Drill-Execution

Offensive player dodges from top down either side. Slide comes from crease and original defender recovers. Based on what man with ball does, backside defender can keep recover man at crease or send him through to pick up backside offensive player. Player with ball looks to feed crease or roll and feed far offensive man, depending on what’s open.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Sliding
  2. Communication
  3. Field presence/awareness

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

Dodge either side or add double crease to increase confusion.