Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game, Skill

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Half Field

Skill Level:




To work on offensive fast breaks and defensive slowing down the ball.

Description of Drill-Execution

Need offensive and defensive players starting from half field. Create game-like situations positioning offensive players in typical transition areas. Place defensive players in recovery or anticipatory positions in order to create game-like situations. Begin with an attacker in possession of the ball at midfield. 2 attackers are below the restraining line with defenders guarding them. Defenders must slide to cover a fast break and use a lot of communication. Add more midfielders and attackers to build the drill to a 7v6 man up/man down situation.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Number Advantages
  2. Transition Offense
  3. Fast Breaks

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

Add a recovery defender or time limit to increase pressure on the attacking unit.