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Simulate a Ride Trap in the Midfield with This Double-Team Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stanford University head women’s coach Amy Bokker uses the defensive fast break double-team drill to prepare her middies to both execute and escape from a midfield trap. In this drill, players learn to control and dictate the movement of opposing attackers using body positioning, stick positioning and footwork.

Defensive Fast Break Double-Team Drill

Drill Summary: Set up with any number of players inside the restraining line (even number of attackers and defenders) and a goalie. A coach is near the midfield line with a ball, and three midfielders are at the bottom of the circle. To begin, the coach rolls the ball away from the drill and the three middies fight to gain possession of the ball. The player who gets the ball is then double-teamed by the two players who didn’t get the ball, and the player with possession must fight to get the ball past the offensive 30 yard line. After passing that line successfully, the two players double-teaming let up, and the middie joins the attackers inside the restraining line in trying to score against the defense.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Work hard to double-team the ball.
2) Turn the player with the ball.
3) Stick protection on offense.
4) Cuts to the goal inside the restraining line.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “‘Take Charge’ Defensive Drills.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!

Partner Exercises to Work on Your Defensive Mindset!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Experienced U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National team coach, Amy Bokker, puts together a defensive drill that is sure to prepare defenders of all levels to focus on the fundamentals of their defensive approach. Her ‘Defensive Box Breakdown Step Drill’ is a great way to start off partner work with a defensive mindset to get a lot of reps in before going into a small game environment.

Defensive Box Breakdown Step Drill

Drill Setup

You begin the drill with (4) cones and (2) players. Set up a rectangle about 15 x 8 yards. Players will begin on opposite sides of the rectangle (15 yards away from each other).

Player Movements 

The player that starts off with the ball will play defense, she will pass the ball outside of the box to the attacker, drop her stick and work hard to quickly make contact with her attacker as high as she can and as quickly as possible on an angle. She will do this 5 more times and then become the attacker.

After each partner has played defense, have the defender then utilize her lacrosse stick and concentrate on presenting the lane she wants the attacker to take by taking away the strong side with her stick and continuing to keep her defensive focus.

Drill Tips

– Body Positioning: Approaching at an angle to force your attacker out of the box
– Good Footwork: Breaking down your steps to keep the attackers movement lateral (east/west vs. north south)
– Good Hand Positioning: To control your attacker, turn her back and slow her down.


Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Take Charge Defensive Drills.” If you’re interested in more Women’s Lacrosse drills, click here.

Improve Communication and Movement with this Three Team Drill

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Member of the US Women’s Lacrosse National team coaching staff, Amy Bokker, has her players demonstrate a 3v3v3 Draw Drill. This is a great drill for lacrosse players of all levels to develop their offensive and defensive skills. Your offense will improve on maintaining possession while the defense will learn to work together to close down space.

3v3v3 Draw Drill

Player Movements: Begin the drill with 3 teams (Pinnie Dark/Light/No Pinnie or 3 different colors if you have that option). Dark and Light will begin by taking the draw with No Pinnie close by in the circle (each team will rotate to take the draw control). Each team will have 2 teammates outside the draw circle ready to get the draw and maintain possession for either 5 passes or 1 minute within the parameters. The two teams that do not get draw possession will work together and immediately double the ball.

Drill Essentials: The attack focus on the drill is to keep your feet moving to maintain position and moving to space. While the defensive focus is to double team the ball as well as her teammates, and maintain good communication to quickly identify where to double team.

Drill Tips: Although this drill has a collegiate focus with only 2 teammates on the draw circle this makes for a great progression opportunity for youth/high school level athletes. After each team gets 3 to 5 draw control attempts you can progress to a 4v4v4 and 5v5v5 environment.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Take Charge” Defensive Drills.” If you’re interested in more Women’s Lacrosse videos, click here.

An In-Depth Look at the Stanford University Lacrosse Team!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 7, 2012

Learn the ins and outs of the Stanford University lacrosse team with Head Coach, Amy Bokker.  She is also an Assistant Coach and Defensive coordinator for the US Women’s National Lacrosse team.  By following this video, you can help your team get more out of your practice time and reach your highest potential! See more of this Lacrosse DVD below:

All Access Stanford Lacrosse Practice

  • Watch three days of live Stanford Women’s Lacrosse practice!
  • Learn drills to train your players’ to be quick and decisive on their defensive coverage
  • Get practice drills to improve your players’ stick handling and confidence
  • Get your players a lot of touches on ball using 3 player post passing and ground ball drills

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New Lacrosse DVD featuring Stanford University!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We have recently released two Lacrosse DVDs featuring Stanford University Women’s Head Coach Amy Bokker and Sports Performance Coach Lesley Moser.  They both led the team to the NCAA tournament in 2010.  The titles of these new Lacrosse DVDs are:

“Take Charge” Defensive Drills

  • Control and dictate the movement of attackers
  • Force offensive players toward their “weak hand” side
  • Develop double team skills and slide package options to increase your defensive pressure
  • Gain the ball, defend against passes and cutters, and create more turnovers
  • Enhance your team defense through communications and teamwork
  • Direct offensive players away from passing lanes and scoring opportunities
  • All Access Agility and Conditioning Workout for Lacrosse

  • See a live agility and conditioning session featuring the Stanford University Women’s Lacrosse team
  • Learn a plyometric routine to develop power and balance in your athletes
  • Get a progression of agility drills to create explosive change of direction
  • Purchase these two DVDs together and save $10!

    Stanford Women’s Lacrosse 2-Pack


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