Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Games

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

Works on aggressive/smart double teaming and defensive shifting and communication. Attack movement and quick passing.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start with splitting the attack zone in half so that each set of 3v3 is only working on one side. You need 3 defenders and 3 attackers on each side. Start the drill on a whistle and with a definitive double team. Play the 3v3 live until the ball is in the cage or has been cleared to a specified area. Emphasize the use of communication and defensive slides to help. Also show the attack to change speeds and make cuts to ball, not just side-to-side.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Double teaming
  2. Defensive slides
  3. Clearing space offensively
  4. Ball Movement
  5. Denying cuts and passes defensively

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

You can make one side a 3 v 3 and one side a 3 v 2.  A defender from the 3 v 3 needs to slide over to the 3 v 2 to help.  Explain there must be a lot of communication for the drill to be effective.

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