When you're Man-Up for a penalty and need the ball back, there's really only one Ride you need. It's a simple situation. You just need to practice it a little bit.
This is a great new play we see most top college teams using the last two seasons to move the ball, move the defense, and get a man open in good shooting position for easy goals!
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!
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!
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:
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.
- Related: Try this simple 3-on-2 Man-Up Pick & Roll Play with your Box or Field Team!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.