Effective communication is the #1 skill a good coach needs at any level, from youth beginners all the way to college. The same thing is true with our work and personal relationships. See how two little words may be undermining your message to your players.
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We are very excited to be partnered with In Lacrosse We Trust to bring you a special segment of our best plays and drills from College and Professional Indoor and Outdoor Lacrosse twice each month.
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.
Try using 3-Man or 5-Man "Hamster" Drills to give all your players more touches, more reps, and more conditioning during your warm-ups and line drills to get your players' feet and sticks moving at practice. Once they get done with one rep, it's their turn to go again!
It's Monday, and that means you're probably going over and over what happened in your games this past weekend. We are too. Hopefully all your players performed up to expectations. We found this advice from 3 great coaches that will hopefully stick in your mind when you're on the sidelines with your players at your next game.
Want to show up for the 2016 lacrosse season in peak physical shape, ready to make a statement at tryouts? Use these 5 simple measurements used by college coaches to judge your overall physical fitness and see how you measure up to your teammates!
Use this simple game of tag at the beginning of practice to do a little conditioning work. We use this game at all our camps to get the kids moving, get the blood flowing, and get a little bit of competition going. Even top college teams use this game during their Preseason conditioning.
We've all struggled to get the words out when we see one of our players in trouble on the field but doesn't know it yet. In today's installment of Lax Lingo, we want to talk about two very helpful calls you can use from the bench and teach your players to use on the field: "Wolf!" and "Bear!"