This basic clear drill will have your players understanding how to breakout into space and receive an over the shoulder pass.
Description of Drill-Execution
There should be 2 goalkeepers in the cage, side by side. Set up 2 lines, one on each side of the cage. The coach stands in front of the cage and takes a light shot. The goalkeeper gets control of the ball and yells clear. The first girl in each line cuts straight up and then out on a 45 degree angle, looking for a leading or over the shoulder pass. The goalkeeper is looking for a short or long clear over the outside shoulder of the cutter. Work each keeper at the same time and then switch sides so they practice clearing to both sides.
- Catching over the shoulder/leading pass
- Cutting to space
Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)
Add a ride into the mix. Have the ride try to intercept long passes.