3-on-2 “Half Gennies” West Genessee Drill

This is a simple and fast adaptation of one of the best practice drills of all time! We use it in pregame warm-ups to get feet, sticks and the ball moving, and get shots on goal!

Numbers advantage situations occur dozens, maybe hundreds of times in every game. Make sure your players understand these common game situations as soon as they happen to score more goals and win more games!

This is a simple change to the classic "West Gennies" continuous 3-on-2 West Genessee Drill. There are so many versions of this drill you can do.

We like this version because it's fast, and your players get to play both sides of the ball- Offense and Defense. They're called "Half Gennies" because you just play half field on one goal. You can use this drill any day at practice with as few as 6-10 players.


3 on 2 half gennies west genesee practice drill

Figure 1.) Start your players in three lines up top (Blue 1, 2 and 3). Start two players in the "Hole" on Defense (Red 1 and 2). These 3-on-2 situations happen multiple times in every game, especially if you are coaching youth or beginning players.

Play out this 3-on-2 situation to a Goal, Save or a Turnover! Coach will pass the ball to one of the three Blue Attackers to start the drill. Or throw out a loose ball. If the Defense or Goalie get the ball, just pass it back to a Coach as quickly as possible. Don't worry about Clearing in this drill. Just keep the reps and the drill moving!

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Have fun with this one! Let your players get creative with their 3-on-2's!