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Use this Cradle Drill to Improve Stick Handling!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

In this youth lacrosse drill Glen Ridge (NJ) High School Assistant Coach, Paul Schwern, teaches players how to cradle with one hand while protecting their stick from a defender.

One-Handed Cradle Drill

Athlete Movement: Players start in a single file line facing a cone about ten yards away. The first player up will cradle with one hand while running toward the cone. A defender is positioned at the cone to throw checks at the ball handler. Upon reaching the cone, the ball handler must switch hands and change direction to return to the end of the line.

Teaching Points: The key is for the ball carrier to use their body to protect their stick from the defender.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “CrosseTrainer: Building Proper Stick Skills with Color (Boys).” View the latest videos on Lacrosse Stick Handling.




Create Space to Score More Goals in a Game!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Marc Van Arsdale was part of Dom Starsia’s coaching staff for the 2011 NCAA Championship at the University of Virginia, and here Coach Van Arsdale provides you with a shooting drill that works on practical patterns that would be used in a game.

Question Mark Dodge

Athlete Movement:  The players begin with a ball at about 5 yards below GLE, on one side of the cage. The player then runs directly up field about 7-8 yards up above GLE, they then roll to the outside, take a step or two back towards GLE to create separation from the defender, change hands, and shoot on the goal.

Teaching Points: Two keys to this drill are for the player to keep the stick in close to protect it and to be sure to run far enough above GLE, so that they have space after turning around to still have an angle to shoot on the goal.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “20 Drills to Develop Stick-Handling and Shooting.” View the latest videos on Lacrosse Skill Development.




Five Different Ways to Feed the Ball in Practice!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

University of Illinois Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, explains five different ways for a coach, assistant coach, or parent to correctly feed the ball to their athletes to maximize the instruction time and reduce errors.

Feeding the Ball

The five different feeds are:

  • Bowl Feed
  • Chest Pass Feed
  • Overhead Feed
  • Throw
  • Bounce Pass

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Volleyball Skill Progressions: Individual Defense.” VIEW other world class Volleyball videos!




Read the Defense and Hit the Open Spots on the Court!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How many of your athletes can only hit cross court? Former USA Select National Team Lead Coach, Anne Kordes, walks players through a progression to learn how to develop multiple shots and how to read blockers to best take advantage of any open spot on the court.

Hitting Direction

A consistent approach is important to disguise the shot as well as maximizing hip action in the swing.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Attacking Fundamentals for Volleyball.” VIEW other world class Volleyball videos!!




Learn Responsibilities on a Tip and other Defensive Situations!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Anne Kordes, University of Louisville Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, goes over the proper positioning of your team based on the opponent’s attack. She points out which players have responsibility for covering a tip and where players need to move for other attacks by the opponent.

Tip Responsibility

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Coaching Girls Volleyball Series: Winning Defensive Systems.” VIEW other world class Volleyball videos!




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