Author Information

Author Name:

Dan Driscoll

Author School:

Berkshire School

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Transition

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Game, Conditioning

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Midfield

Skill Level:

Intermediate 

 

Objective

To work on quick transition and ball movement down the field.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by splitting up players into 2 teams and creating a small field with goals set up about 35-40 yards apart. X starts with the ball, if they score then they must check back to the coach on their end and receive a new ball and attack again. If D causes a turnover/GK makes a save, immediately attack the other direction. If D scores, check back to the coach on their end and receive a new ball to attack again/ if X causes a turnover/GK save they become attack. Play for a set time limit, and then sub in 4 new players for each team.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Quick Transition
  2. Ball Movement
  3. Communication
  4. Conditioning

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

You can make this even more competitive by keeping score, every goal is a point and first to 5 win.

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