Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To attacking the goal with smart decisions and use of ball movement.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start with an attack line outside the top of the 12-meter, and a defensive line on the goal line extended near the crease. The attacker challenges to goal and the defender meets the attacker for a 1v1. If the attacker does not have a good shot, they pull out and another attacker and defender enter for help. If there is still not a smart shot they attackers circle out again and, another pair of attack and defense enter. The drill builds only to a 4v4 if there is no smart shot. Once a shot is taken whether it was a goal or saved a new group enters and the drill begins again.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. 1 v 1 defense and attack
  2. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  3. Clearing space offensively
  4. Vision off a challenge
  5. Denying cuts and passes defensively

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

You can assign a time limit the attackers have to score or require defense to send the double for a high pressure situation on attack.