We are on the field and in the stands every day watching what different high school and college coaches are doing with their teams to get ready for game time. Here are 8 ways you can upgrade your pregame warm-ups to get your players feet and sticks moving and maximize their touches on the ball.
For many of us all over the country, youth, high school and college playoffs are right around the corner. Your players are starting to feel the wear and tear of so many games each week. Try something new at practice today to keep it fun and interesting at this point in the season!
This is a classic drill that many coaches use in practice and pregame warm ups to get their Defenders' feet and sticks moving, ready to play good 1-on-1 Defense, and also to pick up loose balls and move them down the field right away.
Michigan ran this great Man-Up 3-Man Rotation over and over in their game against Johns Hopkins this weekend. This play is a great example of how college coaches "Keep It Simple" for their players. Nothing fancy here, just execution.
Clearing is a critical and unique part of lacrosse that many coaches have trouble teaching. Use this classic drill to practice long passes with your defenders, and teach your midfielders to cut to get open for the ball.
Defensive footwork is one thing coaches and players overlook in practice all the time. Use this quick and easy drill to teach your players how to "Approach"- get out to guard the ball quickly, then back in to help cover the middle in settled and unsettled situations. Plus get some Speed, Agility & Quickness work done at the same time!
We saw a dad playing basketball with his two sons at the local elementary school the other day. It occurred to us that this doesn't happen with lacrosse players and parents as often, and that's a real shame. Here are a few great ways you can play lacrosse with your kids, even if you are new to the game.
Youth coaches everywhere struggle to teach their beginning players how and where to move the ball in unsettled situations. "One more!" is a great call we hear experienced high school and college coaches using from the bench to direct their players on the field in the middle of the action.
This is one of our all-time favorite games to play at any practice! Use this drill with youth teams all the way up to college to teach players to read and respond to unsettled and transition situations. It works on ground balls, stick skills, ball movement, defensive rotations and communication, everything!
The Bad Pass Game is a true lax classic, straight from back yards all over America. This is an easy practice game your players can use to learn to handle all kinds of different passes they will see in games.