Lax Lingo: “Goose!” and “Hockey!”: Techniques to Win Loose Balls

Here are two simple techniques that you can practice with your players to win more ground balls, and get extra chances on offense to score more goals!

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The Famous “West Genesee” Drill and Variations

This classic drill is used by almost every coach at every level at practice, camps, and tryouts. But where does the name come from, and how does it work? What makes it so famous?

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Coaches: Stick to Your Practice Schedule!

One of the easiest ways you can make the Parent-Coach relationship better is start and end your practices ON TIME! Manage your time and make your coaching life easier for yourself!

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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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Defending the Two-Man Game: Pick & Roll Defense Communication

The "Two-Man" Pick & Roll Game is a standard offensive play for almost every team now. You can use the same tools we see College and Pro Teams using to defend against it!

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Midfielders: Do NOT Sub on Defense!

Make sure all your players know this simple rule, so you don’t give up easy Fast and Slow Break goals! Make the other team score their goals the hard way!

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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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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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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!

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