Basic Drill Setup
With youth players we give the numbers advantage to the offense. So we usually play 3v1, 3v2, 4v2, 4v3, 5v3, or 5v4. The more defenders you add, the harder the drill.
In the diagram, we're playing 4v2.
The rules are simple. The offense tries to advance the ball past the opposite baseline without dribbling.
Defensive players will try to steal the ball and stop the offense from advancing the ball to the opposite baseline.
The player "with the ball" can pass and pivot. But no dribbling. Call travels if they switch pivot feet, drag their pivot, lose the ball out of bounds, etc.
The players "off the ball" can cut or screen.
So, depending on what you emphasize, offensive players can learn:
- spacing concepts
- cutting technique
- screening technique
- how to get open
- decision making -- when to pass
- how to pass around defenders
- how to pivot away from pressure
- how to pass fake
- why you need to meet your pass
And everyone improves their passing skills.