Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Cutting, Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense

Drill Style:

Skill, Game

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:

Basic

 

Objective

To maintain a balanced attack and be aware of where one should be replacing cutters.

Description of Drill-Execution

The coach stands in the middle with a bucket of balls.  One by one, the coach calls out a number.  The first person in that line sprints towards the goal, as the coach tosses the ball up into the air.  The player must catch, take one cradle, and then shoot on goal.  After each player finishes her cut, she replaces to either line 1 or 6. 

After they have the idea, only use 6 players total.  Every time a player cuts through, most players will have to shift either clockwise or counter clockwise so that there is a player at each spot.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Balancing players on attack
  2. Replacing cutters
  3. Quick shots on goal

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

Have goalie clear the ball to defensive players not involved in the drill.  Have them make leading passes to players running up from the goal line extended.  Then make a long pass up and across the field to player above the restraining line.

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