Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Warm-Up, Skill

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:

Midfield

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Objective

To work on swinging the ball in the defensive end to switch fields. Also works on connecting passes from the defensive end into the midfield transition.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start with 5 lines set up like a star in the center of the field. Have extras balls ready. There should be about 2-3 players in each line, goalies can be in this drill. The passing pattern begins with one player running out with the ball and another player timing their cut for a pass. Each line should time their cuts to swing the ball around the players in the center. Make sure to incorporate a line that drops low towards the 12-meter to symbolize swinging the ball fast and switching fields.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Switching Fields
  2. Ball Movement
  3. Long Passes
  4. Catching and Throwing

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

You can have the players change the style of cuts. You can also switch the direction the ball moves and have players spin towards the outside to protect their sticks.

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