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5 on 6 Strategies



Summary of Responsibilities - 5 ON 6

X1 Take away near side shut off the cross from the one man.
Deny the 6 to 2 pass if 2 is on or inside the 2 yard line.
Communicate to X4 if 1 rotates into the pocket.
X2 Deny the diagonal pass from 4 to 5 or the post.
Take away the high weak corner from the shooter.
Deny the near side triangle pass when the ball is at the 6 or 1.
X3 Take away near side shot off the cross from the 6 man.
Deny the 1 to 3 pass if 3 is on or inside the 2 yard line.
Communicate to X5 if 6 rotates into the pocket.
X4 Deny passes to the 2 post if 2 pops (outside the 2 yard line).
Pick up 1 if 1 rotates into the pocket.
Take away near side shot off the cross from 4 to 1 if 5 tries to shoot off the pass.
X5 Deny passes to the 3 post if 3 pops (outside the 2 yard line).
Pick up 6 if 6 rotates into the pocket.
Take away near side shot off the cross from 4 or 1 if 5 tries to shoot off the pass.



Normal Five Man Defense - Individual Responsibilities
If ball is at 1:



X1 Step back and take away the near side with your right arm.
If 1 starts to fake and attacke, X1 must switch arms (left arm up) and knock down 1.
X2 Right arm up -- try to take away high weak corner.
Deny the pass to the 2 post on or inside of 2 yards.
X3 Deny the pass to the 3 post on or inside the 2 yard line.
Prepare to step back and deny a near side shot off the cross if 1 passes the ball to 6.
X4 If there is aleftie at 2, X4 must deny the 1 to 2 pop pass.
If 2 is right handed, X4 should cheat into the passing lane from 1 to 4 and look for a steal or a foul at the 4 spot.
If 1 comes pocket, X4 must knock down.
X5 Dent the pass to 3 if 3 comes out.
Read the one man's eyes -- look for a steal on a 1 to 5 or 1 to 6 pass.

 




Normal Five Man Defense - Individual Responsibilities
If ball is at 4:



X1 Deny the 4-2 pass, especially if 4 attacks center.
Prepare to step back and take away the near side if 4 passes the ball to 1.
X2 Deny the diagonal pass from 4 to 3.
Prepare to slide to 2 if ball is pased to 1 or 5.
Right arm up to take away high-weak corner.
X3 Help on the 3 post.
Prepare to take away near side with left arm if ball is passed from 4 to 6.
X4 Match hands -- left arm up -- take away near side shot, especially off the pass from 6 or 5.
Knock down 4 if he walks in or if he is the other team's best shooter.
X5 Look to cheat and steal a pass to 5 or 6.
Read the eye of the 4 man.

 




Normal Five Man Defense - Individual Responsibilities
If ball is at 5:



X1 Look to help on the 2 post.
Prepare to take away near side off the cross if ball is passed to 1 by stepping back with right arm up.
X2 Deny the diagonal pass from 5 to 2.
Left arm up to take away high-weak corner.
Prepare to slide to 3 if ball is passed to 4 or 6.
X3 Deny the 5-3 pass, especially if 5 attacks center.
Prepare to step back and take away near side with left arm if ball is passed to 6.
X4 Look to cheat and steal a pass from 5 to 4 or 1.
Read the eyes of the 5 man.
X5 Match hands -- right arm up vs leftie; left arm vs rightie.
Take away near side shot, especially of cross pass from 1 or 4.
Knock down 5 if he walks in or if he is the other team's best shooter.



Normal Five Man Defense - Individual Responsibilities
If ball is at 6:



X1 Deny the pass to the 2 post on or inside the 2 yard line.
Prepare to step back and take away the near side with your right arm if 6 passes the ball to 1.
X2 Deny the 6-3 pass on or inside the 2 yard line.
Left arm up to takeaway high weak corner.
X3 Step back and take away the near side with your left arm.
If 6 starts to fake and attack, match hands and knock down 6.
X4 Deny the pass to 2 if 2 comes out.
Read the 6 man's eyes -- look for a steal on 6 to 4 or 6 to 1 pass.
X5 Deny the pass to the 3 post if 3 pops or comes outside the 2 yard line.



Rotation to Como
Rotate the first time the ball goes to 1.

 



X1 Anticipate the pass to 1; storms trying to arrive when the ball does for a steal or a foul. If the 1 man passed the ball, X1 must hustle back to the 2 man as quickly as possible.
X2 When the ball goes to 1, X2 slides to cover the 2 man.
If 1 passes the ball, X2 may not leave the 2 man until X1 arrives to cover the 2 post.
When X1 arrives, X2 slides to cover the 3 post.
X3 When the ball goes to 1, X3 slides to cover the 4 man.
If 1 passes the ball, X3 may not leave the 3 post to storm 6 until X2 arives to cover the 3 post.
X4
&
X5
Move into the passing lane to steal any pass from 1.
If ball is passed to 6, adjust to the passing lane in order to steal any pass from 6.



Rotation to Spakoynoy Nochy
Rotate the first time the ball goes to 6.

 



X1 Moves into the gap between 1 and 4 -- deny any cross pass from 6 or 5.
X2 Slides to the 2 post -- defends man to man with left arm up taking away the high corner on the 2 post.
Boxes out 2 man in case of a rebound.
X3 Moves on 6 man and then into gap between 5 and 6.
X4 Moves to 4 man and then into gap between 4 and 5, looking to blind side 5.
Denies a shot to the 4 man especially off the cross from 5 or 6.
X5 Takes away the 3 pop and then goes man to man on the 3 post with right arm taking away the high corner at the 3 post.
Boxes out the 3 man in case of a rebound.

5 on 6 --> Trap 6



When 1 receives the ball, X4 and X5 move out toward 4 and 5 and force a 1 to 6 pass. X2 plays towards 3 to cut off the inside pass fom 1. The goalie must concentrate on stopping a 1-2 pass and backhand shot. X3 can cheat towards 6. X3 attacks 6 as he receives the ball. X4 and X5 fill the passing lanes from 6 for interception.

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