Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

1 v 1

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




Work on going to goal hard vs. a double team defense.

Description of Drill-Execution

Make 2 lines of attack on the goal line extended. Make a 3rd line  of strictly defenders off to the side as a helping defense line.  The coach rolls out the ball for a competitive pick up to the 2 attacking lines.  The player who wins possession is offense and the loser is defense.  The coach then signals for the other defense line to go.  That defender then runs to help double team immediately with her other defender, essentially turning into a 1 v 2.  This stresses the offense to go to goal hard and fast to get the shot off before she is double teamed.  The first defender should try and force the attacker to her helping defender.  Make sure both defenders are communicating with one another.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Tight marking on defense
  2. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  3. Working on who has “body” and who has “stick”
  4. Going to goal quickly

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

Coach moves just past the restraining line and rolls the ball towards the players competing for the ground ball.