Two “Shallow Clear Through” Man-Up Plays

Here are two easy plays we see from high school and college teams using this simple technique to generate good shooting opportunities when they have the extra man!

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Lax Lingo: “Play Between the Whistles!”

Turn every change of possession or ball out of bounds into extra scoring opportunities and numbers advantage situations with this simple technique!

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3-on-2 Cross-Over Drill

We see lots of teams using this great drill in Pregame Warm-Ups for both Box and Field Lacrosse Tournaments to work on stick skills, ball movement, and defense, all at the same time!

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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 learn the game! It's 5-on-5 like Basketball and Ice Hockey. Every player plays offense and defense.

Just like Ice Hockey, Box Lacrosse Man-Up is 5-on-4, so it can be easier for beginning players to understand before they learn more complex 6-on-5 Man-Up/Man-Down situations they will see in Field Lacrosse.


HERE'S THE PLAY:

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Figure 1.) Build the "House". The most common formation in Box Lacrosse for Regular and Extra Man Offense ("Power Play") is three up top, with two down low, one on either side of the goal. This creates an easy 3-on-2 situation against the two Defenders at the top of the "Box" of the Defense.

Defense: "Box It Up!" At the same time, the most common formation for Man-Down Defense is a Box. Some teams may use a Diamond formation for their Man-Down Defense to challenge the shooters up top, but you probably won't see this very often.

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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!

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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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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

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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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Box Lacrosse “Open the Gate” Man-Up Play

We've seen this Man-Up Double Pick & Roll Play used by multiple teams in lots of Box Lacrosse tournaments this season. Try it with your youth and high school players!

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