Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




Improve your team’s ability to ride the clearing team after a shot on goal.

Description of Drill

This is a drill/play set up to have a standard ride after a shot.  The goal is to have your players get back on defense and pick up the players as they set up to clear.  Notice your defense is locked on the attack, and your midfielders are getting back to midfield before the clearing team.  This is to prevent the fast break by the clearing team.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Riding
  2. Clearing
  3. Defensive Positioning

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

Add a stronger clear for the offensive team and practice forcing turnovers in situation play.