Author Information

Author Name:

Lauren Caminiti

Author School:

Temple University


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Number Advantages-Disadvantages

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Conditioning

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To work on double teaming in the midfield and breaking out. Works on the attack handling pressure and working together.

Description of Drill-Execution

This drill is done on half of the field, on both sides if possible. There will be a team of 4 defenders plus a GK and a team of 6 attackers. Set a number of points and play to win. The defensive team scores by placing the ball down on the draw line at the 50. The attacking team scores by taking the ball to goal.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Double Teaming
  2. Clearing and Breaking Out
  3. Maintaining Possession
  4. Number Advantages-Disadvantages

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

You can assign players specific numbers, and not allow that player to receive the ball or shoot.