Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ground Balls

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Skills, Warm-Up

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Midfield

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Objective

This drill helps players understand body awareness, how to lower your levels, and work for a groundball. But most importantly after scooping the ball, run away from pressure.

Description of Drill-Execution

Thanks to Matt Hogan of Hogan Lax for this great drill – the “Butt to Butt Drill”

This drill is a 2 person drill that has both players standing back to back with a ball between them on the ground.  On the whistle the players turn and attempt to gain possession of the ground ball. Pick the ball up and get away from pressure.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ground Balls
  2. Stick Checking

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

Add a third player as an outlet pass, and after the ball is picked up by one of the two players fighting for the ball, then the third player will break out and receive the pass as an outlet.

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