Author Information

Author Name:

Jen Dragoni

Author School:

York College of PA


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




Full field play so teams get draw, fast break, settled attack/defense, 8m, and clearing/re-defending practice all in a game environment in practice.

Description of Drill-Execution

The defense starts out stationary. Give the attacker a passing pattern – they can move slightly to catch and throw. The drill becomes live when the last attacker catches the ball and drives hard to the cone. The defense does not know the passing pattern…they are only to react when the attacker drives to the cone then live play starts. Attack should push tempo and D should quickly mark up.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:


  1. Stickwork
  2. Ball movement
  3. Quick reaction
  4. Recognizing the situation/who is open, taking what the defense gives you


  1. Quick reaction
  2. Communication
  3. Marking up
  4. Sliding/hedging

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

  • Can add in or take out A/D players to create man-up. Man-down situations
  • Change the passing pattern and the location of the cone so that the point of attack changes
  • Change the position of the players around the 8/12