3-3 Man-Up: Work the “Soft Spot!

We see College and High School teams use this easy play against the most common Man-Down defense rotations all the time. Finding the open extra man in the middle is easy if you know what to look for!

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3-3 “Deep Zone” Ride

Use this shifting Zone Ride with your youth and high school teams to put more pressure on the Clearing Defense. Force long, cross-field passes, create more Turn Overs, and score more goals when you get the ball back!

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Just for Fun: “Sharks and Minnows” Dodging and Defense Game

People ask us all the time for easy games to introduce younger children to lacrosse. Here's an old favorite that you can use with beginners, youth and even high school players to have some extra fun at practice!

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3-1-3 Clear vs 3-3 Deep Zone Ride

We came up against the 3-3 Deep Zone Ride in games this weekend. Luckily we had been practicing this standard Clearing Formation you can use to get past this and other common Rides your players will see in games!

Continuous Ground Ball, Passing and Shooting Drill

Use this simple multi-skill shooting drill to give all your players tons of reps scooping ground balls, passing, and shooting without stopping!

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6 Ways to Teach Your Players to Pass and Shot Fake!

Just like in Basketball, Pass and Shot Fakes are an essential skill that beginning players should learn and practice. Here are six ways you can teach your boys and girls to create more opportunities and score more goals!

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Lax Lingo: 5 Ways to “Organize!” Your Defense

Offense wins games, Defense wins championships. We've seen it happen many times. Here are some simple tips and drills for Defensive fundamentals to get your Defense ready for every possession!

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Box Lacrosse 5-on-3 Man-Up Play

This is an interesting strategy we see Box Lacrosse coaches using any time their team has two extra players because of multiple penalties to cash in on those easy Man-Up scoring opportunities!

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Box Lacrosse Ground Ball, Swing and Shoot Drill

This is a simple three-part warm-up drill you can use with your box and field teams to get your players to pick up ground balls, pass and shoot in the exact same situations they will see when the game starts!

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Guest Post: Getting Your Players to “Buy In”

We are using these easy mental tools with our boys and girls players to make sure they believe in themselves and help them find out WHY they spend so much time and effort to help our teams get better!

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“Touch the Bucket” Position Drill for Defense

This is a classic drill that coaches from all over use to teach Defenders good On-Ball and Off-Ball positioning- get out to cover the ball, then back in to help cover the middle!

Simple Dodge and Roll-Back Drill

Use this easy Dodging Drill to practice a key individual athletic skill that players from youth to college and pro will use multiple times in every game!

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Lax Lingo: “Big-Little” Pick & Roll Play

Almost every team in the NCAA Tournament used this simple play multiple times in playoff games last weekend. We expect to see it again plenty of times this weekend. Use it with your youth and high school players to give your Attackmen a better "Match Up" to get free and score!

Lax Lingo: “Robbie!”- Roll Back Away From Pressure

The "Roll Back" is a move every lacrosse player will use multiple times every game. Make sure all your players know this critical skill to get out of trouble and keep possession of the ball!

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Guest Post: The “7 Generations Principle”

Join us in becoming part of "The Lakota Project", to encourage players and parents to honor the Native American traditions of lacrosse and find opportunities to "serve the greater good".

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Dodge and Feed from “X” Shooting Drill

Use this simple Dodging and passing drill in practice and pregame warm-ups if you want your players to score those easy "lay-ups" right in front of the goal!

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“Mirror” Dodging and Passing Practice Drills

Make this simple change to your basic warm-up line drills at practice to give all your players maximum reps and touches on the ball catching and throwing, plus they get to work on their "moves" at the same time!

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Practice Cancelled? Watch Video.

Practice Tip of the Day:If practice is cancelled because of weather, or if it's the day after a game, this is the best time to watch some game film. We highly recommend scheduling video practices with your players!

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Lax Lingo: The “24-Hour” Rule

Some soccer coach friends recently shared this great idea with us. We can all use it to communicate effectively with officials, players, and especially parents, to keep our teams running smoothly this season!

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Defense: 3-1-3 Clear vs. Several Different Rides

The 3-1-3 is a standard Clearing formation that every Coach should know. Make sure all your players understand this very common numbers-advantage game situation so you can get the ball down field to score more goals!

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College 3-1-2 Sweep Dodge

This is a simple Dodging play we've seen from some of the top NCAA teams already this season. Sweep Dodges are a great way to get your players into the middle of the field for great shooting positions!

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Virginia High-Wing Pick Play

We like this little play we've seen Virginia run a few times this season. It's simple enough you can do it with your youth and high school players.

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Guest Post: The Mental Tune-Up

Today's Guest Post has simple tips for developing the right mental aspects and attitudes of team sports that are huge contributors to your players' success. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Lax Lingo: Directing the Clear from the Bench

Clearing can be one of the most difficult pieces of the game for beginning coaches and players alike to understand. Use these simple terms to help your players "Find" the open man when you Clear!

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