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 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:

box lacrosse man up cut pick away play

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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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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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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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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Two “Shallow Clear Through” Man-Up Plays

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Man-Up 3-3 “Skips”

This is a great college man-up play that is so simple, we see high school and even youth teams using it now to score easy goals!

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Man-Up 3-3 Overload from Crease

This is the simple Man-Up play that UNC used when they won the NCAA DI National Championship game in Overtime yesterday! This is actually a standard play that we see just about every team in college lacrosse using now.

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Man-Up “Sneak” From X

This is one of the easiest Man-Up plays we can think of, and one that every coach should teach their players. Score goals with as few as two passes with this simple play!

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2-3-1 Man-Up Basic Rotation Overload

This is a "Lax Classic" Man-Up play that coaches have been using for years with high school and college teams against the typical "Box and One" Man-Down Defense to get easy shots right in front of the goal!

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