Author Information


Sarah Aschenbach


Holy Child School – Potomac, MD


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




Work on short and long passes on the run; includes some conditioning work and includes goalies too!

Description of Drill-Execution

Players form 2 lines. One line has the balls. A player from each line runs up the middle of the field while passing ball back and forth. When they get to end, they fan out to the sideline and run back while making long cross field passes. Adjust distance for your level player, but make sure they stay wide and don’t creep close in. You can start next group when the ones infront get to the restraining line.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Passing
  2. Catching
  3. Conditioning
  4. Leading Passes

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

*You can make the players practice defensive sliding while doing the short passes up the field. Have them get low and balanced and do quick sticks up the field facing each other. Do regular long passes back down the field*

Invert waterfall – start with long passes and do short on way back and end with a shot. Challenge players to complete a certain number of passes.