Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Defensive Drills

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Skills, Conditioning

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To improve on ball & off ball defensive positioning, including face guarding.

Description of Drill-Execution

Have 7 players on offense and 7 on defense enter a designated area, like midfield.  Give the players a certain amount of time that they have to possess the ball.  Award each team points if they catch a pass, intercept and cause a turn over, and then points for which team had the ball at the end of the time period.  By keeping players in a restrictive space you can simulate possessing the ball and working to get open for tight situations.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Off Ball Defense
  2. Defensive Positioning
  3. Defensive Footwork
  4. On Ball Defense

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

Call time outs during the drill to allow the players to come up with a game plan to attack or defend.