We saw a youth team from Texas run this same Man-Up Play four or five times successfully in one game at a tournament in California last weekend. Try this simple play in practice and games to get easy looks right in front of the goal.
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At Lax Library, we love hearing stories about individuals who share in our mission to "Grow the Game" of lacrosse. We heard this story last week about an inspiring mom who saved her son's lacrosse team in their hometown of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania by becoming the coach and learning the game.
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 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.
We first saw this high-speed practice drill at training camp for one of the NLL teams this year. Even though this is a drill that Pro players do, you can use it to improve your players' stick skills, quickness, and Lax IQ, no matter what level you coach.
6-on-6 drills are great...sometimes. But for coaches struggling to get players working on offensive or defensive rotations, working the numbers advantage, or moving their feet off-ball, these fun games are a great way to shake up practice and get more players involved.
"Clearing" can be the ultimate test of a team's stick skills, communication, and lacrosse IQ. Just getting the ball away from your own goal is one of the most common challenges that coaches at every level will see. But Clearing doesn't have to be a frustrating scenario to teach players new to the sport. No matter what level you coach, it's critical […]
A true classic from upstate New York, this game is used in camps, clinics, and practices by teams all over the world. From improved conditioning to stick skills, this game will keep practice fun and help players improve their Lax IQ.
This classic passing and catching drill is equal parts conditioning, stick skills, and footwork. No matter if a player needs help communicating or passing and catching in traffic, teams and coaches at all levels will see huge improvements after running this drill a few times.
4-on-3 Fast Breaks are often a standard part of tryouts for many teams, helping coaches gauge everything from a player's stick skills to footwork to his performance under pressure. Keep it simple for your players with this common game situation drill.