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Defense: Defending the “Two-Man Game” Pick & Roll

The Pick & Roll is such a standard play in both Box and Field Lacrosse now, pretty much every player should practice how to use it, and how to defend it. Here are the most common ways we see college and pro players and coaches doing it!

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Quick Hitter 1-on-1 “Approach” Dodging Drill

Use this easy college drill to practice small area game situations and give your players lots of individual reps on Offense and Defense!

Long, Medium, Short Passing Drill

We are using this simple line drill variation with our boys and girls teams to practice a variety of different passes that every player will need in games.

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Navy Half Field Scrimmage Practice Drill

We are using this simple scrimmage variation in fall ball to play out tons of game situations at practice. Plus, our players are doing some really fun conditioning at the same time!

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5-on-4 Slow Break: “Trailer Break”

Add this common transition play to your arsenal after 4-on-3 Fast Breaks to turn even more unsettled situations into exciting Goals on Game Day!

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Notre Dame 5-on-4 Pregame Practice Drill

We saw Notre Dame using this simple game situation drill to get their guys moving their feet and the ball before several of their games last season. Try it with your high school or youth team!

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!