Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Double Teaming

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




Works on aggressive/smart double-teaming and defensive shifting and communication. Attack movement and quick passing.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start with splitting the 12-meters in half so that each set of 3v3 is only working on one side. You need 3 defenders and 3 attackers on each side. Start the drill on a whistle and with a definitive double team. Play the 3v3 live until the ball is in the cage or has been cleared to a specified area. Emphasize the use of communication and defensive slides to help. Also show the attack to change speeds and make cuts to ball, not just side-to-side.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Double Teaming
  2. Defensive Slides
  3. Clearing space offensively
  4. Ball Movement
  5. Denying cuts and passes defensively

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

You can make one side at 3v3 and one side a 3v2. A defender from the 3v3 needs to slide over to the 3v2 to help. Explain there must be a lot of communication.