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Defense: More Coaches are using this NEW “Two” Slide

Where is your Second Slide coming from? As offensive plays and formations change from season to season, Defenses have to respond with different strategies and tactics as well. Make sure your team keeps up!

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“Flying V” Passing and Catching Drill

Keep all your players' feet and sticks moving with this fun, simple small-group practice drill that we got from Pro Players!

Ground Balls: “Scoop It and Move It!”

We saw a youth team at a tournament this weekend do an absolutely perfect job of winning ground balls and moving it two passes to an open man to attack the goal! Teach your players this simple concept that turns ground balls into goals!

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Lax Lingo: The “Gilman!” Clear

This is a special play that any experienced Coach should know, even if you may never use it. Even if not useful all the time, it's definitely a part of Lax History.

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Skeleton Offense Dodging and Shooting Drill

Use this fun shooting drill with players of all ages to practice basic concepts for many common offensive sets. You can build it up to be more complex, with more passes and tons of different shots!

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The “ABCD’s” of Individual Defense

Good 1-on-1 Defense is a key skill for every lacrosse player to have, no matter what position. These four basic steps make it easy to teach this critical concept to shut down your opponents, and win more games!

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“Triple Threat” Shooting Drill

All your players will work on three different game situation shots in this Super-Fun Shooting Drill! See how fast you can get the ball moving, and your players passing, catching and shooting.

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Attack 2-1 “21” Ride

Use this common Ride to pressure the ball, force long, difficult Clearing passes for the other team, and score more exciting Goals off of Turnovers!

Basic Defensive Positioning and “The Pipeline”

Defense can be very difficult to teach younger and inexperienced players. Even college players struggle with easy defensive concepts. Use these simple tools to get your Defense finely tuned for this season!

4-on-3 Fast Break: “Give and Go!”

This is a relatively simple variation on the common 4-on-3 Fast Break that you can teach your players to score more goals when the Defense is "Cheating" and starting their rotation to the ball too early!

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Box Lacrosse Man-Up Cut and Pick Away

We saw several Box Teams using this simple, standard Pick and Roll Play multiple times at tournaments this weekend. Score goals in as little as two passes! This is a play we see teams all over the country using. It's nothing fancy, just knowing where to look. Box Lacrosse is great for younger players to […]

“Four Man, Two Ball” Passing and Catching Drill

Here is another simple, classic stick skill drill you can do with players of all ages to give them a ton of reps and touches on the ball in just 10 minutes at practice! 

“Three Man, Two Ball” Passing and Catching Drill

This is another super-simple, classic stick skill drill you can do with players of all ages to give them a ton of reps and touches on the ball in just 10 minutes at your next practice!

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Box Lacrosse Off-Ball Pick-and-Roll Shooting Drill

Use this simple, fun shooting drill with your Box and Field teams to practice using the "Two-Man" Game without the ball to get a man open in a good shooting position!

Box Lacrosse 1-on-1 Defense “Approach!” Dodging Drill

Use this super easy, super fast drill with your indoor and outdoor teams to practice Dodging, Defense, Stick Skills and Scoring!

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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!