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Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Rob Rose, provides you with a ‘Lateral Hurdle Hop Drill’ which is great for developing reaction and quickness in your players. This will develop your players ability to make a change of direction to help them dodge a defender or to be a more effective defender.
This drill utilizes a 6” hurdle. If you don’t have one, the player could use their stick as the hurdle. It is best to have the hurdle perpendicular to a line on the field in order to give the player lateral orientation.
The goal is to perform as many two-foot jumps as possible in 10 seconds.
The Duke University Men’s Lacrosse coaching staff alongside John Danowski provide you with a lateral bound exercise that helps build strength in a player’s hip and leg muscles so they can be quicker and more explosive while changing direction on the field. The first drill is a basic lateral bound. While the following drill involves a lateral bound with a 45 degree drop step. This is a great exercise for players to develop the ability to change directions rapidly, powerfully, and keep their body under control.
With multiple lines of players facing the length of the field, the first players will face toward a sideline and squat down. From that position, they will leap to their side (away from their lines), land, and return to the squatting position. They will continue this for the length of 10 to 15 yards and the next set of players will go.
In the 2nd part of this clip, the first set of player will be now facing their own lines in the same squatting position. They will first open their hips to their right side, leap back at 45 degrees, land, and return to squatting position. They will then open up to their left side now and do the same. They will do this for 10 to 15 yards and the next set of players will go.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Speed, Agility & Strength Training for Championship Lacrosse.” View the latest video selections on Skill Development.
These high tempo drills from 2013 National Championship coach, Jenny Levy, will help players improve their passing and catching skills while being challenged by full speed running and multiple types of passes. These are great drills for players to complete many repetitions in a short amount of time. It helps players improve their muscle memory for catching, cradling and passing while moving at full speed.
Drill Setup: These passing line drills require 2 cones spaced 20 to 25 yards apart. The players are divided evenly among the cones so there are at least 5 players per passing line. One player will be at cone #1 while another player from that group will be at cone #2 forming a line.
The first drill is a “give and go” pass where a player will begin running to receive a pass from cone #1. That player will then come to a slow down, pass the ball back to cone #1 and return to the end of the line. Each player will complete a repetition of the pass until the drill is ended.
The second passing line drill contains more passes. With the same setup of cones and players, the goal of this drill is to get the players completing passes at different distances. To begin the drill, a player from cone #2 will run full speed to the player at cone #1, go around the player and run back to cone #2. While running to the player at cone #1, a long, then short, and then close quarter pass must be completed. As the athlete returns to cone #2, they will receive an over the shoulder pass, which will then be passed to the next person in line and the next repetition begins.
Fran Fraschilla is a big believer in early preparation to get your team ready for things they will see later in the season. With the 3 Man Series, Coach Fraschilla shows a great example of how your team can help “choreograph your defense” and begin to guard specific actions that could cause your defense problems.
Athlete Movements: Coach Fraschilla sets this simple drill up as a 3-on-3 drill that also includes an unguarded passer. This drill is set up specifically for guarding a staggered double screen in half-court offense. Coach Fraschilla does a great job of showing exactly how to guard this action effectively.
Teaching Points: This pattern will teach players how to guard this action and develop good defensive habits.
Creator of the Innovative Dribble Drive Attack Offense, Vance Walberg, believes that no matter what offense you are running, you have to be able to make lay-ups, and that sound fundamentals must be emphasized. Here you will see a segment from Coach Walberg’s “Regular Lay-ups” series with constant emphasis on “the little things” that will help you win.
Athlete Movements: Coach Walberg’s Regular Lay-Ups is a two line lay-up series that starts with the regular lay-up. The player that gets the rebound will stop, pivot and distribute the ball to the next shooter with an overhead pass.
Teaching Points: Watch as Coach Walberg sets up how he wants the drill run with attention to details that make players focus on fundamentals.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Vance Walberg: Mastering the Dribble Drive Attack Offense.” View the latest video selections on Dribble Drive Motion.