Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Skill, Conditioning

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Objective

To work together as teammates move the ball down the field in a weave pattern. Focuses on ball movement, timing, accuracy, and communication.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start with three lines across the goal line extended. One line at the end of the goal line extended, one line in the middle by the goal cage with balls and a third line at the opposite goal line extended. The ball begins in the middle line, that player throws the ball in the air releasing the 2 other players, set up on the goal line extended, on a full sprint to the top of the 12-meter fan and 30-yard restraining line. Once the player in the middle line catches the ball, the player who ran to the 12-meter fan cuts back for the ball on a 45-degree angle. Once the second player receives the ball, the middle line passer follows behind. Once the second players receives the ball the third player who ran to the 30-yard restraining line cuts back for the ball and the second player curls around to create the weave pattern. The ball is continuously passed, and the player follows their pass.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement (Catching and Throwing)
  2. Cutting
  3. Transition Offense
  4. Timing and Accuracy

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

You can add defense to make it more challenging for the attackers to move the ball down the field.

Or instead of running through the weave pattern, all players stay in their original lanes and always pass to the center person. The center person then catches and throws with their outside hand to each player on the wings.

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