Game, Skills, Conditioning
To work on a ground ball pick-up, pivots, and faking before shooting.
Description of Drill-Execution
Have 4 feeders behind the 30-yard restraining line, each feeder needs 5 balls. Another player needs to be at the top of the 8-meter arc outside of the 12-meter fan. The feeder will roll a ground ball and the player will pick it up, run to the restraining line, pivot and go to goal with a fake and shot. Each player will have 2 feeders with 5 balls each, going 10 times. 2 players can go at the same time, just be sure that if there is a goalie in net, they are ready and set for the next shot. Next, you can build to adding a defender and making the ground ball a 1v1.
- Ground Balls
- 50:50 Possession
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Vary the locations of shot placement. Have your players shoot all high, all low, all 5 hole. You may also use ground balls to force your players to scoop and finish, or maybe work some behind the back shots.