Author Information

Author Name:

Laurie Markle

Author School:



Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Defensive Drills

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill, Warmp-Up

Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To work on stepping in the passing lane and causing a turnover by intercepting the pass.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by dividing the team into groups of 3. You need 1 passer, 1 receiver, and 1 interceptor. Have the passer and receiver stand about 15-20 yards apart. The interceptor either stands 1-2 steps behind or off to the side of the receiver. As the passer throws the ball, the interceptor wants to time her movements to intercept the ball. Both the passer and receiver should stand stationary.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Intercepting
  2. Passing
  3. Off Ball Timing
  4. Stepping into Passing Lanes

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

You can allow the passer and receiver to be on the move make it more difficult for the interceptor. Also you can change the angle and distance of the interceptor.