By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, July 10, 2015
USA Today recently ranked two Championship Productions authors and their teams as the best high school squads in the nation at the conclusion of the 2015 lacrosse season.
John Nostrant, head coach at The Haverford School, led his team to an undefeated 26-0 season, including a championship at the first ever Inter-Ac Challenge post-season tournament. The Haverford School finished the season ranked as the #1 boys team in the country by multiple media outlets.
Coach Nostrant has authored three great products with Championship Productions:
On the girls’ side, McDonough School head coach Chris Robinson led the Owings Mills-based squad to their seventh consecutive IAAM A conference title and a #1 ranking at the end of the season. The 21-0 season extended a winning streak for the McDonough School that began all the way back in 2009 – an incredible 133 victories in a row.
If you’d like to receive instruction from Coach Robinson himself, check out both of his products from the Championship Productions library:
By adam.warner - Last updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
McDonough girls’ lacrosse coach Chris Robinson demonstrates an effective drill that’s ideal for teams to open up practice with. This competitive series is a terrific way to build individual skills, particularly when it comes to passing proficiency. Follow along as Coach Robinson leads his team through the drill series before finishing with an exciting team competition.
Pair Passing – Overview
Coach Robinson is a big believer in starting practices with this particular pair passing drill (rather than shuttle lines) because it gives players more opportunities to touch the ball. It really helps them build their skills.
First, we’ll have the players work on passing with both hands. Each player will get a partner and start about 7-8 yards apart. Players will begin using their right hand and make 10 passes each while moving their feet. It’s important to get in some nice clean passes. After you get 10, switch over to the left hand.
Tip: Always try to do things in practice equally with the right and left hands to help develop skills and get your players to become multi-dimensional.
Next, players will catch with their left hand and throw with their right. Look to implement a little face dodge in between as well. After 10 reps, it’s time to catch right and throw left. Try to get a nice little wrist snap with each throwing motion.
Now, it’s time for “Pass Under.” Start with your strong hand. Here we want to simulate passing under the defense, so we need to drop the head of the stick and bring it down to knee level. Once here, look to pass up to shoulder level
Tips: Move around a bit. Don’t stay stationary. Also, make sure you pass with both the right and left hands. Try to push the pace a bit. It’s okay if you make mistakes. The goal is work hard and get better.
Next up, move in closer for “quick sticks.” With this, the ball should barely stay in the stick. It’s simple touch passes back and forth with no cradle involved. Move the ball back and forth as quickly as you can and be sure to go right and left.
To add a little competitiveness to the drill series, try to see which group of players can get the farthest apart without dropping the ball. If you drop it, you are out of the drill. You can have the players throw and catch however you’d like. Mix it up in each practice if you’d like. After each successful catch/throw, players should keep backing up.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 13, 2012
We have two Lacrosse DVDs which have just been released that feature Chris Robinson. His latest achievement was Back-to-Back (2011, 2010 ) LaxPower High School Girls Lacrosse National Championships. The titles of the new Lacrosse DVDs are: