Author Information

Author Name:

Wendy Stone

Author School:

Longwood University


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To work on ball and offensive movement inside the attacking zone.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by dividing the players into 2 teams. Play 5v5 within the 12-meter. If one team makes a goal, they get the ball back to restart the drill. If there is a turnover or goalie save the ball is cleared up to the 12-meter to the other team. Every possession, each player on their team must touch the ball before the team can attack the cage. On a turnover or a goal, each player once again must touch the ball before the team can attack.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  2. Off-Ball Movement
  3. Ball Movement
  4. Maintaining Possession

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

Ball must change quadrants, must go from one side to the other and back before the team can attack.