To have defense work together and trying for a double team in a recovery situation.
Description of Drill-Execution
The ball starts above the restraining line on either side of the field in an attackers stick. There are 2 lines of defense below the restraining line on both sides of the field. The defensive line that is on the same side of the field as the attacking line will pick up the player with the ball immediately. The defender on the other side of the field will sprint to the ball and form a double team. Defense needs to communicate.
- Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
- Recovering on defense
- Sliding to a double and not cutting off other defender
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Add a trailing defender on the attacker with the ball. Add an attacker on the opposite side of the field where the double team is coming from. This will turn into a 2 v 3.