Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Face Offs

Field Position:


Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Midfield Zone

Skill Level:




Practice winning face offs and directing the ball into locations around the field so your wing players, or faceoff player, can gain the ground ball.

Description of Drill-Execution

Set up a faceoff at the center x in the midfield.
Have your face off players one at a time put down a ball and wait for the coach to call the face off.
Before you call the faceoff a coach will walk around the midfield area and drop a cone, then blow the whistle.
The face off player must win the draw, and force the ball to the cone that was dropped by the coach.
The next player will step up and the cone will be moved, and whistle blown.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Face-offs
  2. Communication

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

To vary the drill you can have the face off players use a variety of moves to win the draw.
You may also have the players faceoff against another player and have a cone with a different color for each player to force the ball towards.