Here are some short thoughts and words of wisdom, experience, advice, and philosophy from Denver Head Coach Bill Tierney from his speech at last year's IMLCA Convention.
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We hear top NCAA and Pro coaches use this simple call to send a Defender to pressure the ball and force Turnovers at a time and place on the field where it does not expose the rest of your Defense!
Use this simple play we got from the PLL this summer to create tons of extra Transition and Substitution scoring opportunities when your team first gets the ball on Offense!
When you're Man-Up for a penalty and need the ball back, there's really only one Ride you need. It's a simple situation. You just need to practice it a little bit.
Practice one of the most basic offensive principles that every team needs to know with this simple shooting drill. Plus how to Dodge, Bounce, Pass, and Catch, all at the same time!
Teach your players to "Bounce!" off the Defense when the Slide comes, to practice getting their hands free to feed the open man inside, no matter what plays you use on Offense.
Top college coaches use "Bounce!" to help players get away from Defenders to get their hands free to pass or shoot when under pressure. Players at every age and level need to know and practice this easy move!
Don't give up easy goals after you just got out of penalty trouble! Releasing penalties is confusing, and can be its own dangerous scoring opportunity that you might not know about. Learn more about this common game situation, and how you can prepare for it in practice!
This is one of the most common mistakes we see new and inexperienced players make all the time, and one that can lead to easy Fast Break Goals for the other team! But make this one simple fix, and you should see your entire Defense playing much better next game!
This is an easy way to score easy, extra goals that every coach needs to know! You can use substitution situations and locations to create momentary numbers-advantage situations, just by getting your players on and off the field!