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.
Our all-time favorite games to play with youth all the way up to college teams to teach players to read and respond to unsettled numbers-advantage transition situations. Practice ground balls, stick skills, ball movement, defensive communication and rotations, everything!
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".
Line Drills are the easiest way to start a lacrosse practice. They get your players' feet and sticks moving so they will be ready for game situation drills. Here are 12 simple changes you can make to get the most out of this precious practice time.
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.
We got these great 3-man passing and catching drills from Paul Rabil's high school coach at DeMatha (Md.) a few years ago. They are great for getting extra touches on the ball and great conditioning for the man in the middle!
Use these passing and catching drills in practice and pregame warm-ups in place of your usual line drills. They are much more effective to imitate realistic game situations and spacing. Plus they give your players plenty of repetitions catching, throwing, picking up ground balls, even dodging.
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 ground ball and passing drill is great for youth and high school lacrosse teams to help players develop stick skills, imitate game situations in practice, and work on everything from ground balls to dodging.
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