Author Information

Author Name:

Brad D’Arco

Author School:

Berkshire School


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Even Strength

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




To work on allowing teams to change the point of attack with pressure.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by creating a small field about 30 yards long. Divide players into 2 teams, one Gk in each cage. Teams are lined up on either side of the field. Begin with a 3v3 going for a 50:50 ball. Once a team gains possession they can score on either goal cage. The teams can change which goal they are using on the fly.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Maintaining Possession
  2. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  3. Clearing space offensively
  4. Defensive Positioning
  5. Denying cuts and passes defensively

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

You can move the cages so that they are back to back or add more goal cages.