Author Information

Author Name:

Wendy Stone

Author School:

Longwood University


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Man Up/Down Situation

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Game, Conditioning

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




To work on transitioning the ball down the field in an unsettled situation.

Description of Drill-Execution

Set up the field with lines of players at the corners of each restraining line. Start with a 3v2 at one end of the field. After a shot or defense comes up with the ball, make an outlet pass to one of the lines at the restraining line and 1 defender joins going the other direction. 2 of the 3 attackers stay and play defense at the end where they were just attacking. This is a disguised conditioning drill.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Offensive and Defensive Transition
  2. Clears
  3. Communication
  4. Conditioning
  5. Ball Movement

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

You can keep score to make it more competitive. Also you can increase the number of players on the field.