Cutting, Feeds, Picks
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.
- Off Ball Offense
- 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.