We ran this great transition drill at our first practice of the season. The kids loved running full-field sprints back and forth for 15 minutes since we were playing a "game" of Fast Breaks instead of running a "drill". Tons of reps and tons of fun with this one.
This simple 3-man drill lets your players practice their "moves" while also working on ground balls, defensive positioning and footwork, all at the same time! Plus combining these skills in small groups guarantees that all your players get tons of reps and tons of running!
These great ground ball drills show you how the best teams in college lacrosse do things when it comes to maximizing repetition and building muscle memory, plus adding fitness and conditioning to even the most simple drills.
This is a simple game situation ground ball drill we like using in practice all the time. It’s great for teaching beginning players how to pick up loose balls with a Defender in pursuit, and also for teaching beginning Defenders how to avoid the dreaded “loose-ball push” in the back.
This simple but highly effective practice drill will teach offensive players to move the ball and keep their eyes up for open teammates in front of the goal, while Defenders will learn to recover to the "Hole" and help protect the middle of the field when they are not responsible for guarding the ball.
This is a very simple drill that we picked up from training camp for one of the NLL teams last year. This great 2-on-1 drill works on ball movement, attacking the goal, and defensive footwork all at the same time. We thought it was so great and so simple, if the Pros are doing it, you probably should be too. We have even seen some youth teams using it in their pre-game warm ups.
Youth coaches everywhere struggle with beginning players that stop their feet and throw stick checks on defense, letting the man they are guarding run right past them. By teaching players to avoid this "Stop and Chop" behavior, they can correct their bad habits and learn how to keep up with any opponent.
This is one of our favorite Dodging drills. It imitates game situations and teaches players to Dodge, Slide, pass, catch and shoot with their eyes up and feet moving. No matter what level you coach, this drill will make any practice more challenging and fun.
Adding this fun and fast-paced game into practice will get players working on stick skills, pass fakes, shot fakes, quick ball movement, and defensive rotations. As a bonus, it's great for conditioning and imitates transitions from Defense to Offense and vice-versa that your players will see in real games.
Just getting the ball away from your own goal is one of the most common challenges that coaches at every level will see. But with this classic Clearing play, it can be as simple as one guy running the ball down the field. No matter what level you coach, it's critical you teach all your players how to work this numbers advantage so they can get the ball down the field to score!