Navy Shadow Dodging & Defense Drill

This is a great drill we saw Navy running before their playoff game this weekend. It's a simple, effective way to get all your players ready to move their feet on Offense and Defense for game time!

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Transition Drills for Defense

These are some of our favorite practice drills and games to work on attacking and defending numbers-advantage game situations that are really what lacrosse is all about- the "2-on-1".

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“Ball-Watching” Can Wreck Your Defense

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!

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6-on-6 Face-Off Clearing Drill

We love letting our players scrimmage at practice, but we make sure the Offense earns the ball first! Use this simple drill to work on critical pieces like Face-Offs and Clearing before your team gets to go to the goal, just like in a game!

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5-on-4 “Jail Break” Slow Break MLL Drill

This is another great drill we got from one of the coaches at MLL open tryouts. It's a great way to practice getting the ball through "X" during 5-on-4 Slow Breaks so your players understand this other common game situation.

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Short Stick Sideline Clear vs 3-3 Deep Zone Ride

Clearing against the 3-3 Deep Zone Ride can give high school and even college teams lots of trouble. Try this simple play we see college teams use to get the ball down the sideline away from your own goal to your offense!

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“Over!” Redirect Clearing Pass Drill for Defense 2

Use this simple long passing drill to practice those critical Clearing passes with your Defenders that move the ball down the field to your offense so your team gets tons of scoring opportunities!

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Short-Stick Sideline Clear

This is a simple but genius variation on a standard Clearing play that every coach should know and every team should be able to use to get the ball down the field away from your own goal into the sticks of your offense.

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Don’t “Over-Commit” on Defense

We love Defense, but it can be very difficult to teach younger and beginning players how to play good Individual AND Team Defense. Here are a few easy drills for Defense you can use with your Team!

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1-on-1 Defend the Cone Drill

This Dodging and Defense Drill is a quick and easy way to teach all your players good body defense and how to initiate contact when they dodge! All your players can go at the same time, so everybody gets hard work!

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