Author Information

Author Name:

Lauren Caminiti

Author School:

Temple University

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Transition

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Conditioning, Skill 

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Intermediate 

 

Objective

To work offensively and defensively on transitional cuts across the entire field. Getting free and making an accurate pass as well as denying the cuts or good body positioning after catch.

Description of Drill-Execution

This drill is a full field drill, set up 5 pairs of defense and attack from goal line to goal line. The ball should begin with an attacker with a defender guarding her. The next pair in line is timing the cut, breaking free of a defender or trying to defend the pass. Make sure passes are accurate and the attacker is able to get their stick free, rather than throwing through a defenders stick. If a pass is broken up or loss of possession just pick it up and continue with the drill. Other pairs waiting should make initial moves and time the cuts appropriately. Once the ball has reached the other end, the players should switch roles, defense goes to attack and attack goes to defense. The ball then goes back down the line.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Timing the Cuts
  2. Accurate Passing
  3. Cutting with Pressure
  4. Denying cuts and passes defensively
  5. Defensive Positioning

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

You can add a neutral player in the middle of the field off to the side if the next pair is unable to get free.

Also you can allow the last player to go to goal.

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