3-on-3 “Guts” Keep-Away Possession Game

Turnovers will force your team to spend most of your games on Defense. Use this fun and simple practice drill to teach your players to handle 1-on-1 pressure, get open and move the ball so your team will have more time with the ball and more chances to score!

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The “Mason Dixon” Man-Up/Man-Down Drill

Our youth players love this Lax Classic that coaches all over have used for years in practice. Teach your players to move the ball on Offense and help stop the ball on Defense in different Man-Up and Man-Down numbers advantage game situations.

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8 Ways to Upgrade Your Pregame Warm-Up Drills

We are on the field and in the stands every day watching what different high school and college coaches are doing with their teams to get ready for game time. Here are 8 ways you can upgrade your pregame warm-ups to get your players feet and sticks moving and maximize their touches on the ball.

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Defense Footwork and Ground Ball Drill

This is a classic drill that many coaches use in practice and pregame warm ups to get their Defenders' feet and sticks moving, ready to play good 1-on-1 Defense, and also to pick up loose balls and move them down the field right away.

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In-and-Out Footwork Drill for Defense

Defensive footwork is one thing coaches and players overlook in practice all the time. Use this quick and easy drill to teach your players how to "Approach"- get out to guard the ball quickly, then back in to help cover the middle in settled and unsettled situations. Plus get some Speed, Agility & Quickness work done at the same time!

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“Numbers Game” Man-Up/Man-Down Practice Drill

This is one of our all-time favorite games to play at any practice! Use this drill with youth teams all the way up to college to teach players to read and respond to unsettled and transition situations. It works on ground balls, stick skills, ball movement, defensive rotations and communication, everything!

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Lax Lingo: “Look Away!” (From the Ball)

Ball-Watching on Defense can be a serious problem for youth and beginning players. "Look Away!" is a great call we've heard college and high school teams using in unsettled situations to get players to turn around and find a man to guard.

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The T-Shirt Drill for “Inside-Out” Defense

One of our teams got beat getting back to play defense all day in our game this weekend, leaving a man on the other team open for easy goals every time they got the ball. Use this classic practice drill to teach your players get back in the "Hole" and play Defense "from inside-out".

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Practice Tips: Teaching Defense Without Sticks

Youth coaches are constantly struggling with players that lunge or over-commit on Defense, letting the man with the ball run right past them. "Stubbies" can be a quick and inexpensive fix to this problem, helping to keep players' feet, hips and hands moving in the right direction.

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4-on-3 Full-Field Face-Off Fast Breaks

Face-offs and Fast Breaks are two of the most exciting things that can happen in any lacrosse game. Just ask CJ Costabile (Duke) and RG Keenan (North Carolina). Use this full-field practice drill for both of these key elements to get twice as much work done in the same amount of time!

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