Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Transitions

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Conditioning

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Obejective

This drill is excellent for teaching players ball movement, positioning, and hustle in transition.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start with a 7 v 7 below the restraining in the attack area.  Every player starts with their eyes closed.  The coach rolls a ball out.  If attack (X) gains possession of the ball, they must fast break to goal or set up on attack.  If defense (D) gains possession, they must work the ball up to midfield.  Attack should pressure on the clear and utilize double teams.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Transition Defense
  2. Transition Offense
  3. Ball Movement

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

Play with 2 goals on a short field with 6 players on a team.  Whichever team gains possession becomes offense.  The drill can continue until a goal is scored.

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