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!
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!
This is a great drill you can use any day at practice to teach your players to understand and react to common numbers-advantage game situations like Fast Breaks, Slow Breaks, Man-Up/Man-Down, all in the same drill!
This is a great practice drill we adapted from something we saw at training camp for one of the NLL teams last year. We added extra players to use it outdoors to improve stick skills, game situations, and conditioning!
This is a great drill we use about once a week at practice to create tons of Man-Up and Man-Down situations. Plus we get some good work on keeping possession and conditioning at the same time!
We saw one of the top NCAA DI teams using this great combination drill on the first day of practice last year. It's great for working on ground balls, game situations, Man-Up/Man-Down, everything!
Slow Breaks happen almost as often as Fast Breaks in any lacrosse game. Use this simple practice drill to teach all your players how to move the ball and score those great transition goals that make lacrosse so exciting!
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!
The best coaches know- always "Keep It Simple" with practice drills and games. Check out this easy 4-on-3 Drill the USA U-19 Team coaches used with the best high school players in the country.
The best College and Pro Dodgers are also the best at setting up the play to get their Defenders off balance. Use this great dodging drill with your players to practice dodging in game situations, plus how to approach the ball on Defense.