Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Cutting, Feeds, Picks

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Skills, Games

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Objective

This drill is excellent for teaching players to time cuts, get open, as well as having feeders move around and hit the open cutter, who could be 1 of 2 different people.  The defense will work hard to stay with a cutter, but the offense must make the right decisions.

Description of Drill-Execution

Have a feeder about 5 yards away from the back of the crease in the X position.  This player is covered by a defender and must move to a feeding position off the wing area.

Two offensive players up top will be defended by 1 defensive player.  On the whistle the offensive players will cut one at a time to the ball, and look to receive the pass for a shot on goal.  The cutters will cut 1 at a time and try to stay separated with a 1st and 2nd cutter down the lane.   The feeder will have to move to get into a passing lane and hit the open cutter, either 1st cutter or 2nd cutter.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Cutting
  2. Feeding
  3. Off Ball Offense
  4. Off Ball Defense

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

There are a couple variations for this drill such as to make a drill a race to see who can slalom fastest without dropping the ball.

Or have the players execute dodges in a specific order. Ex: pull right, pull left, roll dodge, switch hands dodge.

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