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Rotate Correctly within a Man-Down Defense!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A fundamental aspect of running a successful man-down defense is being able to rotate correctly. Lars Tiffany, Brown University head men’s coach and two-time Ivy League Champion, shows you a drill that gets a coach in the middle of the action as players work on being two passes away.

Coach in the Middle

Drill Summary: Set up with an offense in a 1-3-2 set around the goal, with a coach standing as the middle of that set. Next, add a five-man defense. As the offense passes a ball around the perimeter of their formation, the defense must jump to the correct position on every pass. Someone should always be guarding the ball, two people should always be one pass away and two people should always be two passes away. The defenders who are two passes away must touch the coach to let the coach know they’re in the correct position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Basic & Advanced Man Down Defense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Run Offense Against a Shut-Off!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jim Berkman, Salisbury University head coach and 10-time D-III National Championship winner, gives you his philosophies behind what to do when a defense shuts off individual players. Coach Berkman maintains that you can still run a 1-4-1 offense during a shut-off as long as your team communicates.

Shut-Offs

Drill Summary: In the drill, begin with a full 1-4-1 offense and a single defender. Have the defender switch which offensive player to shut-off every 10-15 seconds. As the defender shuts off an offensive player, the offense must communicate with each other and practice playing each position on the field.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Man-Up Progressions & Practice Implementation.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Train the Footwork of Long Stick Midfielders!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lehigh University assistant coach, Chad Surman, played on National Championship teams at Salisbury University and Onondaga Community College. In this clip, Coach Surman presents a footwork drill for long stick midfielders that has positioning and conditioning secondary benefits.

Four Corner Footwork

Drill Summary: Set up five cones: one cone in the center of the field about 15 yards in front of the goal and four more around the first cone in a square with about 10 yards between the center cone and the outer cones. The outside cones must each be given a number.

Have the midfielder begin the drill at the middle cone.  The coach yells out a number corresponding to one of the outside cones and the midfielder must approach that cone, break down and then recover back to the middle cone. Players should focus on staying on their toes and keeping their stick in front of their body. The coach can call out anywhere from 4-10 different cones, depending on how long they want the player to do the rep. Cones can also be called out in any order.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Individual Skill Development for Long Stick Midfielders.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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See How to Get a Strong Opponent on the Mat!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Chris Perry, two-time NCAA Champion and three-time All-American for Oklahoma State University, shows you how to get a strong opponent to the mat. When you’re on top and have both of your legs in, simply chopping your opponent’s arms won’t get the job done completely!

Getting a Strong Opponent Down

Drill Summary: From a position where you’re on top of your opponent and they’re stuck in a solid base, use your feet to run forward as you take both of your hands and lift up on one of your opponent’s wrists. This will immediately cause them to go flat to their belly on the mat, allowing you to lock their arm out and transition to a control position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Signature Move Series: Chris Perry’s Punishing Leg Ride Series.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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