“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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Four Corners Dodging Drill

We love this simple dodging drill that you can use any day at practice. It works on 1-on-1's, then builds up into more complicated game situations to work on individual and team defense!

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The “Two-Minute” Possession Drill

Use this classic practice drill to work on passing, catching, stick protection, 1-on-1 Defense, plus get some conditioning work done at the same time!

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1-on-1 Drop-In Defense & Dodging Drill

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.

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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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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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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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1-on-1 “Revenge” Clearing & Dodging Drill

This competitive, multipurpose drill will give every player work on Dodging, individual man-on-man Defense and experience carrying the ball under pressure. Plus, it's a great way for coaches to teach parts of the Clear and Ride, all at the same time.

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3-on-3 North Carolina “Early Offense” Drill

What if you could get the ball up to your Attackmen right away when you Clear from Defense to Offense? Players that know how to use open space can turn a quick clear into a goal-scoring opportunity at the other end of the field. Inspired by North Carolina Men's Lacrosse, this fast-paced drill will teach your players to attack the goal quickly, Dodge in open space, and work unsettled situations. As a bonus, it's great for conditioning and stick skills.

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