Author Information

Author Name:

Frank Rogers

Author School:

Aquinas College

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Skill

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Offense

Skill Level:

Basic 

 

Objective

To work on decision-making, clearing, and quick shots and passes in a tight area.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up 4 corners on the field. Player 3 is at the top of the restraining line and feeds it to player 1 on a diagonal pass. Player 1 then passes to the attacker to her right, player 2. Once the initial pass is made player 3 cuts into the 12-meter arc, then breaks back out for a pass from player 2. Once player 3 receives the ball again she will run a 2 v 1 with player 4 against player 2. The players involved in the 2 v 1 must move the ball quickly and get quick shots off.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Clearing
  3. Decision Making
  4. Quick Passes
  5. Quick Shots

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

You can run the drill from the opposite side starting with player 4. In addition, you can make sure the ball is worked around the cage before the play is initiated, increasing communication and stick work.

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