Author Information

Author Name:

Wendy Stone

Author School:

Longwood University

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Transition

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Game, Skill, Conditioning

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Intermediate 

 

Objective

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.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Communication
  3. Passing Lanes
  4. Maintaining Possession
  5. 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.

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