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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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7-on-6 Defense Double Team at “X”

Use this college play when you're behind in the fourth quarter. Your Defense has to create turn overs and get the ball back if your offense is going to have a chance to score!

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Six-Line Passing & Catching Practice Drill

We've seen many college and high school teams using this full-field passing drill this preseason to get feet and sticks moving at practice, and give each player tons of touches on the ball!

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Princeton “Picking Pairs” Offense

This is a more modern Offense we've seen the last few years among college teams. You can use this play to get dodgers open going to the goal and confuse Slide Packages from the Defense!

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Guest Post: “Mental Prep Playbook”

Youth sports is about making mistakes and learning from them. Challenges and setbacks in practice and games are part of the growth process. Here are some great tools to help build your players' mental conditioning, which often gets overlooked while we focus on phsycial conditioning.

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Two-Line Cross Passing & Catching Practice Drill

This is a simple passing and catching drill we have been using with our boys’ and girls’ teams for years. It’s not fancy or modern, but it’s great at maximizing touches for building stick skills and muscle memory!

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Box Lacrosse “Open the Gate” Man-Up Play

We've seen this Man-Up Double Pick & Roll Play used by multiple teams in lots of Box Lacrosse tournaments this season. Try it with your youth and high school players!

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Box Lacrosse “Brooklin” Strong Side Rotation

This is another common "Strong Side" Rotation (what the other three guys on the floor should be doing opposite the Two-Man Game with the ball) that we see Canadian and NLL teams using all the time.

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Box Lacrosse 4-on-4 Pick & Roll Pregame Practice Drill

We got this great drill from Pro Defender Bill O'Brien at NLL training camp this week. He told us how they like to play a lot of freestyle 4-on-4 to get the ball moving and get some contact in practice and before games.

Box Lacrosse Continuous Ground Ball Clearing Drill

We spent the last few weeks in practice using this simple drill to play shot and pass rebounds off the boards in Box Lacrosse. This is a great way to turn ground balls and clearing passes into an attack on Goal!

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Box Lacrosse “Double Down” Strong Side Rotation

It's Box Lacrosse season for most of us here. Today we want to talk about "Strong Side" Rotations- what the other three guys on the floor should be doing while you're running Two-Man Game with the ball.

Box Lacrosse Ground Balls in the Corner

This is a great pregame warm-up drill we see lots of Box coaches using with teams of all ages to practice getting physical, getting the ball and attacking the goal quickly! Fast reps and fast action!

Defense: Defending the 4-on-3 Fast Break

Fast Breaks happen multiple times every lacrosse game. By understanding this common game situation, your Defense can stop these goals from changing the momentum of almost any game!

Guest Post: Reconstructing a Player’s Confidence

Youth sports is about making mistakes and learning from them. Challenges and setbacks in practice and games are part of the growth process. Here are some great tools to help build your players' mental conditioning, which often gets overlooked while we focus on phsycial conditioning.

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The “Original” 3-on-2 West Genesee Drill

This is the "Old" version of a true classic practice drill that coaches everywhere use in camps, tryouts, and practices to work on conditioning, stick skills, scoring, and game situations!

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Lax Lingo: “Echo!” Your Play Calls from the Bench

As a coach, it can be difficult to communicate with your players on the field during games, no matter what sport they are playing. Try this simple technique to get all your players on the same page!

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Six Strategies for Keeping Possession

If you look at it, especially if you are coaching beginners, turnovers in the offensive end are the #1 cause of goals scored against your team. Use these simple practice and game tips to keep the ball in your sticks!

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Man-Down Defense: “5-Man Rotation”

This is the Man-Down Defense that we see many college and pro teams use against multiple Man-Up sets. It looks complicated, but it's actually simple enough that you can teach it to your youth and high school teams!

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