GB Sideline Drill
Drill Notes & Diagram
Groundballs can never be done without some type of intensity. Be sure all players run through a GB before turning. Young players tend to pick up a GB only going towards their offensive goal. They need
to learn the idea is to run through the ball and to open space, not to their offensive goal.
- Run through the ball
- Turn towards your butt end
- After picking the ball off the ground look to throw it
- Provide adjacents, support to your teammate, to GB
- Teach how to switch hands after picking it up
Groundballs Away & Groundballs To:
- See Line drill issues
- Roll the ball really far from the defenders
- Place 2 cones next to each other 2‐3 yards from the sideline
- Have balls out of bounds directly in front of the 2 cones
- A line of players behind each cones, first player facing the sideline
- One line has their front foot on their cone
- One line has their back foot on their cone
- Coach drops ball inbounds signaling the players to fight for GB
- Players fight for GB; they cannot play man or ball from out of bounds
- They cannot push
- Once they have the GB they must run away with it.
- After the ball is scooped the player can pass it to another player (G) standing somewhere near the middle of the field.
- This makes the scooper run until he throws the ball
- Scooper stopping once he picks up the ball
- Lots of pushes from behind
- Playing man or ball from out of bounds
- First man to ball needs to breakdown, bend knees, be strong
- If pole is first to ball, box out, get opponent on hip, turn him, and kick ball and chase
- It is okay to lose the GB but be in position to play defense.