Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Skills, Conditioning

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




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.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ground Balls
  2. Pivots
  3. Shooting
  4. 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.