Author Information

Author Name:

Wendy Stone

Author School:

Longwood University

 

Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Transition

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:

Advanced 

 

Objective

To work on transitioning the ball using the entire width of the field.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by setting up a 3v3 at both ends with lines of attack(X) and defense(D) at each restraining line. The drill begins by the goalie clearing the ball to attack(X) on either side. An attacker make a wing-to-wing pass to the first player in line and then becomes the trailing defender. The player takes the ball full speed to goal. If there is a goal or save, the goalie clears to D on either side and the drill repeats.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Clears
  2. Long Passes
  3. Ball Movement
  4. Recovery Defense
  5. Transition Offense/Defense

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

You switch up the passing pattern or require a certain number of passes to be completed before going to goal.

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