What Zone Defense Should I Use with my Youth Team

A Zone Defense can be a great way to slow down your opponents when they are bigger, faster or better. But it takes a lot of time to practice, so make sure you pick the right one!

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Man-Down Defense: One Man Shut-Off

This is a simple play we see teams use quite often to disrupt their opponent's Man-Up Plays. Lock off their best shooter or feeder, and shut down their entire Man-Up Offense!

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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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“Michigan” Sideways 2-on-1 Ground Ball Drill

This simple 2-on-1 to 2-on-2 drill combines so many things our teams need to practice right now- scooping, passing, shooting, defense, and more. We love it!

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“Stayin’ Alive” 5-Man 5-Ball Passing & Catching Drills

Keep your players focused during practice with this great variation on classic Line Drills that adds in an element of competition and conditioning to raise the intensity!

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4-on-3 Box Passing Fast Break Drill to Goal

Combine two classic drills into one fast-paced game-situation drill. Practice stick skills, defensive communication and positioning, Fast Breaks and shooting, all at the same time!

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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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“Hammer” 1-on-1 Triple Ground Ball Drill

This is a simple, fun drill that you can do with boys and girls players of all ages and levels to practice Scooping under pressure, Dodging, Defense, and get some Conditioning, all at the same time!

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Box Lacrosse Up-Pick Shooting Drill

We saw both teams at the Minto Cup using this same great two-ball shooting drill to warm up for Game 2 last week.

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3-on-2 “Half Gennies” West Genessee Drill

This is a simple and fast adaptation of one of the best practice drills of all time! We use it in pregame warm-ups to get feet, sticks and the ball moving, and get shots on goal!

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