Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Clear

Field Position:

All

Drill Style:

Game

Time Needed:

5-10 min

Field Location:

Goal Circle

Skill Level:

Basic, can be progressed

 

Objective

This objective of this game is to help teach clearing, movement without the ball to open space and communication to support teammates in a constraints-based manner.

Description of Drill-Execution

  • 7 players start in the goal circle
  • Coach shoots ball or rolls it to goalie
  • Players break out and goalie clears to player on goal line extended
  • Players break into spots and pass ball to next player up field
  • Goalie follows play by 10-15 yards in middle of field. Follow as far as comfort level
  • Finish at opposite goal or half field
  • How quickly can they get the ball to the goal
  • How many passes can they complete in a row

Drill Progressions

  1. Must go to a different spot each break
  2. Must make a back pass and switch fields at least once
  3. Layer in defenders (start with 4 and add)
  4. Defenders must cover a different player on each break out

The game can be played with or without sticks. Try using a mini soccer ball or football to focus on movement and positioning without the worry of dropping passes.

Drill Diagram: 

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