Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Games

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

To practice defensive crease play and good body positioning.

Description of Drill-Execution

Four offensive players form a box around the goal area and two play in the middle.  Two defensive players play top side of offensive crease players.  As the ball rotates, offensive crease players should pick and repack trying to get open.  Defense players work constantly to stay topside.  If offensive crease men get open, the box players should pass inside for a shot.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Crease defense
  2. Body Positioning
  3. Working together on offense

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

After a shot, have the goalie clear to the defense.  Crease attackers should work on re-defending the clear.

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