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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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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“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!

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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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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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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.

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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!

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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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Guest Post: Developing a Defensive Mindset

We are very lucky to have a guest contributor with tips for developing the 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!

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