Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Warm-Up, Skills

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Midfield

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Objective

The Modified Shuttle Pass Drill is a basic drill that allows for many touches for each player as they pass the ball and work skills through the drill.  The basis of the shuttle drill is to keep the ball in the air and work on your form passing.

Description of Drill-Execution

The drill is set up with two cones at least 10 yards apart.  Each cone should have 3 players behind the cone.  On the whistle the player at the front of cone 1 will jog two steps toward cone 2 and pass the ball with her right hand, and then return to the back of her line.  The player at cone 2 catches with her right hand only and then jogs two steps towards cone 1 and continues the pass and returns to the back of her line.  When the coach feels that the players have all worked the right hand enough, they will call “Left-Left” and have your players catch and throw left hand to left hand.  Vary the drill with having the players then go “Catch Right – Throw Left” and “Catch Left and Throw Right”.  Continue with whatever additional variation you would like your players to accomplish.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement (Catching and Throwing)
  2. Maintaining Possession

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

To vary these drills add in ground balls, quick sticks, or behind the back passes to vary the drills.

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