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.
- 50:50 Balls
- Maintaining Possession
- Stick Protection
- 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.