We've seen several top college teams using this play a lot already this season--Cornell, Syracuse and Yale have all used this in the first two weeks of 2015. It's a simple way to get your Midfielders "dodging downhill" and using the 2-Man Game.
Youth coaches are constantly struggling with players that lunge or over-commit on Defense, letting the man with the ball run right past them. "Stubbies" can be a quick and inexpensive fix to this problem, helping to keep players' feet, hips and hands moving in the right direction.
We saw one of the top teams in college lacrosse using this rapid-fire shooting drill in their pregame warm-ups last season. Do this drill with your players any day at practice to work on dodging, passing, and finishing in tight on the Crease!
We ran this great transition drill at our first practice of the season. The kids loved running full-field sprints back and forth for 15 minutes since we were playing a "game" of Fast Breaks instead of running a "drill". Tons of reps and tons of fun with this one.
Line Drills are the easiest way to start a lacrosse practice. They get your players' feet and sticks moving so they will be ready for game situation drills. Here are 12 simple changes you can make to get the most out of this precious practice time.
We saw a few NCAA teams using this great dodging drill during pregame warm-ups last season. Your players get plenty of touches catching and throwing, plus they can practice their "moves" before game time!
We saw these great passing and catching warm-up drills at summer camp for one of the top DI teams. With these you can work on multiple skills at once to get your team through line drills in less time at practice!
This simple 3-man drill lets your players practice their "moves" while also working on ground balls, defensive positioning and footwork, all at the same time! Plus combining these skills in small groups guarantees that all your players get tons of reps and tons of running!
Effective communication is the #1 skill a good coach needs at any level, from youth beginners all the way to college. The same thing is true with our work and personal relationships. See how two little words may be undermining your message to your players.