Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Number Advantages

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill, Game

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:




Drill that have players work 5 on 4 in the half field.  You can work either 5 on 4 with the offense up a player or the defense up a player.

Description of Drill-Execution

Have 5 players on offense go against 4 player on defense.
The coach can start the ball from a ground ball or a pass into the players.
Players go until there is a goal, save, clear or whistle.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Stick Handling
  2. Ball Movement
  3. Defensive Positioning
  4. Slides

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

Switch and have your defense go up with 5 players and the offense work with 4 player.
Have your players on defense clear all saves or takeaways outside the attack zone.  Also, add rules requiring a number of passes, or other skills that need to be worked on at the given moment.