This is a soccer drill that has players reading the field and working hard without the ball. 4 players are needed total, 3 offensive and 1 defensive. Place 4 cones or discs in a 15 x 15 yard square about 10 to 15 yards in front of the net (see diagram). Each offfensive player starts at one of the four corners of the marked area so there is one corner that is not occupied.
The 3 on 1 Rescue soccer drill focuses on ball possession. There are two teams of 6 players and one rescue player (or coach). The field is set up as shown in the diagram. The rescue player must stay in the rescue zone. To start, the offensive team will have three players on each side against the defending team's one player. The rescue player starts with the ball and passes to one of the players on the offensive team. The offensive team tries to complete as many passes in a row as possible. They may use the rescue player at any time.