Author Information

Author Name:

Laurie Markle

Author School:



Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Game, Conditioning

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To work physical fitness of individual players.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by making a 15 yard grid. Players are at opposite ends of grids. X1 passes to X2 who runs to line A. At line A, X2 puts the ball down and continues running to line B. At line B X2, pivots to return and pick up the ball. As X2 touches line B, X1 then takes off for the ground ball as well. It is a race to see who can run and pick up the ball.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Conditioning
  2. Groundballs
  3. Pivots

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

You can have players start the drill with no sticks and have to pick up the ball with their hands. Eventually you can build to using sticks to pick up the ground ball.