This is a drill designed to deceive the defense of an opposing team.
1. Three players are used in this drill. One player, C, represents the
defense and two players, A & B, represent the offense.
2. A passes to B
3. A then overlaps B to receive a return pass.
4. B makes a decoy run to draw the defense, C, out of the play
5. A dribbles to the 18-yard line and takes a shot on goal.
Points of Emphasis
Decoy Overlap is a drill designed to get the offense working together on plays that can be used against opposing defenses. During Decoy Overlap, instruct players to…
– Act the part and try to deceive the defense by using glances and eye movements so that defenders can’t determine what will happen next.
– Take one step at a time and don’t get ahead of yourself. Trap and receive the ball before moving forward and don’t try to do too much at once.
As players gain an understanding of the game, further variations include:
1. Using more defenders.
2. Forcing players to with their opposite feet.
Motivation / Teaching Tips
Tip #1 – Reward offensive teams that successfully execute the drill.
Tip #2 – Encourage players be creative should the play break down.
Tip #3 – Try any means of trickery to draw the defender away.