Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense

Drill Style:

Warm-Up, Skills

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

The Four Touches Drill requires all the attacking players to get a pass and move the ball until all four of them have touched the ball, with the final person taking a shot.  The ball and body movement required forces the player to move in a fluent game like motion.

Description of Drill-Execution

Set up four cones and lines at the top of the 12 meter arc.  The first player in each line will drive in and move the ball until all four players have touched the ball.  The final player will catch and shoot on goal.  All players must move the ball in a game like motion and stay away from jamming the middle. This drill requires a vision of what ball movement should be and requires your players to think in that manner.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement (Catching and Throwing)
  2. Strong and Weak Hand Play
  3. Shooting
  4. Conditioning

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

You can switch hands, using strong and weak hands. Also you can add in ground balls or quick sticks for more complete stick work.

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