Author Information

Author Name:

Sylvia Gappa

Author School:

Berkshire School


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Conditioning

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To work transition in a small space with man up/down situations.

Description of Drill-Execution

Create a small field with goal cages 30 yards apart. Divide field in half with cones. Divide players into two teams. This game is a 2v2 that turns into a 3v2 when a team is on offense (one player from the defensive side, joins the attacking side, attackers have to stay).  If offense scores, the GK clears to defense and the same thing happens going the other direction.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Transition
  2. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  3. Ball Movement
  4. Odd Man Situations

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

You can make it more competitive by keeping score. Also you can add a time limit or a number of passes that must be completed.