Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Games, Skill

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To gain possession of a 50:50 ball and take advantage of the scoring opportunity. Work together with teammates to move the ball and create space.

Description of Drill-Execution

Split up players into 2 teams. Have them defend each other behind the goal line on either side of the goal circle. Encourage girls to fight for position around the goal circle and for the 50:50 ball from the coach. Explain the concept of boxing out your defender and gaining possession of the ball. The coach will roll or throw a 50:50 ball out.  The team that gains possession is attack and the other team is defense. You can either pass or go to goal. If there is a missed shot, turnover, or save the play is over and a new group enters.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. 50:50 Balls
  2. Maintaining Possession
  3. Stick Protection
  4. Sealing Off Defender

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

You can include additional players from different areas within the 12-meter fan. Also you can add more balls or a time limit.