Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Warm-Up, Skills

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




The Amped Up Star Drill is an enhanced version of the traditional Star Drill with patterned ball movement in a more game-like drill set.

Drill Description

The drill is set up with 5 cones set up around the 12 meter arc.  Each cone will have at least 3 people behind the cones.  The ball is thrown to the right to every other line.  So when you catch the ball you will look to your right and skip your immediate adjacent line, and throw the ball on the run to the line after that one.

The “Amped” version of this drill is to have 5 defenders in the zone, trying to block and knock down passes.  Each of the defenders is focused on getting passing lanes and causing bad passes.

A final variation of this drill is to have a certain line, go to goal for a shot on a defender that is playing in the zone.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement (Catching and Throwing)
  2. Blocking
  3. Intercepting
  4. Maintaining Possession

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

To vary this drill, designate different lines to go to goal after the catch.  Also, on the whistle the coach can reverse the passing direction to rotate passes the other way.