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Practice Clearing to Get More Possessions on Offense!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Limestone College head coach, J.B. Clarke, uses the “Clearing Stick Work” drill to make sure his team clears at least 90% of the balls they gather in the defensive half of the field. Being able to clear the ball with consistency will allow your team to have more chances to score on offense.

Clearing Stick Work

Drill Summary: Set up with a goalie in the net, three riders in the field, and three offensive players circling the net. On the whistle, the offensive players break out, with one heading up the field and the other two cutting toward the sideline to serve as outlets for the goalie. The goalie feeds the ball to one of the outlets and the offense reverses the ball once or twice before sending it up the field. While the offense passes the ball around, the riders guard the offense to provide a game-feel. After moving the ball past the midline, rotate new groups in.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Goalie communication and decision making.
2) Accurate passes.
3) Recognition.
4) Positioning.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Practice with JB Clarke.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




Create Deception by Using the Flip Series!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Flipping and fake flipping the ball in the middle of the field can cause the defense to become confused, which is exactly what Lehigh University head coach Kevin Cassese aims to accomplish with the flip series. If players learn to execute the flip and fake flip with proper technique, it becomes extremely difficult to react to on defense.

Flip Series

Drill Summary: This is a two player drill. Players start about 20 yards apart in the middle of the field, facing upfield. One person begins the drill by throwing a ball to their partner, who simulates dodging and evading a defender before sweeping across the middle. Both players should cross over the middle of the field at about the same time, and the player with the ball subtly flips the ball to the other. The player who receives the flip splits to their outside hand and both players make it look like they have the ball. For the fake, instead of flipping the ball to the player, make a flipping motion, but have the player with the ball keep it instead of giving it up.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Timing.
2) Sell the flip.
3) Evading defenders to get open.
4) Communication.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Kick Start Your Offense with the Two-Man Game.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




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