Youth and beginning lacrosse players make a few common mistakes all the time that can wreck the Defense for your entire team. Luckily there are simple solutions to fix the problem!
Now that all the camps and tournaments are pretty much over for the summer and all our players are headed back to school soon, we want to look back at the drills and games our players requested over and over this summer!
Slow Breaks happen almost as often as Fast Breaks in any lacrosse game. Smart coaches practice this common game situation so all their players know how to move the ball and score those great transition goals that make lacrosse so exciting!
A US Army Officer that played lacrosse for the Black Knights at West Point (USMA) started playing in our local men's rec league recently. We hope you can share some of the lessons we learned from playing with and against him with your young athletes.
Sure Goals and Assists are what make the newspapers the day after a game. But for coaches and players who look behind the scenes at what really contributes to a win or a loss, there are two stats you should be paying close attention to, and you probably aren't.
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!
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.
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.
Ball-Watching on Defense can be a serious problem for youth and beginning players. "Look Away!" is a great call we've heard college and high school teams using in unsettled situations to get players to turn around and find a man to guard.