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Train Reaction Time for Face-Offs!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

You can have the best technique in the world, but if you’re slow off the whistle, you’re still not going to win many face-offs. Lehigh University assistant coach, Will Scudder, presents a simple drill that can help players get used to firing quickly off the whistle to get your team more possessions.

Whistle Timing Drill

Drill Summary: This drill is for two players. Line up in a face-off situation, then have the coach back away. Wait for at least five seconds, then blow the whistle and have players fight to win the ball. This will train the body to stay in a stance for a long time, helping players focus on their timing on face-offs.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Timing.
2) Technique.
3) Focus.
4) Keep your head outside the neutral zone.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The Fundamentals of Face Offs.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!


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