Defense Drill #5A: Rollies Partner “Box Out” Drill
- *Variation #1 (2 min): "1 Vs. 1 Stick Upside-Down." Start with players in pairs, spread out in one or both ends of the floor, with a ball on the ground. The drill starts with one defensive player (stick "upside-down") standing over top of the ball (back to the opponent), the other player trying to pick up the loose ball while the defender "boxes out."
- The drill is finished when the coach blows their whistle (10-20 seconds). The player who was on offense then turns their stick upside-down and goes to defense; the original defender turns their stick back over and switches roles with the offender.
- *Variation #2 (3 min): "Normal 1 vs. 1." Same as the above variation except the defender who has box out responsibilities now holds their stick normally, and starts the drill facing forward.
*Variation #3 (5 min): "Back-To-Back." Same as the above variation except players start "back-to-back" with a ball placed between the two players feet. Both players battle to scoop up the loose ball, utilizing the above mentioned techniques. Players compete to see who can obtain the most loose balls in a given amount of time. Coaches blow the play down at their discretion for minor interference (automatic loss) and penalties (automatic loss subtract another point).
*Variation #4 (5 min): "2 vs. 2." Same as the above variation except have players divided into teams of two, with all four players starting back-to-back.