Offense, Midfield, Defense
Game, Skill, Conditioning
To work on transition offense and defense with pressure.
Description of Drill-Execution
Start by dividing the team into 2 groups. Each group gets 10 balls (chances) to clear the ball down the field with the other team trying to cause a turnover. After a play is completed, all players jog back and the goalie puts the next ball in play on a whistle from the coach. After 10 balls, the other team has 10 chances to clear the ball. Stress your clearing pattern, defensive ride etc. Good hidden conditioning drill.
- Ball Movement
- Passing Lanes
- Maintaining Possession
- Transition Defense and Offense
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
You can keep score, 1 point for a successful clear (to opposite restraining line). 1 point for a caused turnover on the ride. 1 point for a goal scored off of a caused turnover.