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Pair Passing: The Perfect Drill to Open Lacrosse Practice With

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.

Alternating Hands

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.

Contest

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.

The previous clips can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Skills & Drills to Develop the Complete Lacrosse Player” with Chris Robinson. To check out the latest skills and drills videos for lacrosse, click here.




New Lacrosse DVDs featuring Chris Robinson and John Nostrant!

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:

Drills to Build a Dodge-First Offense

  • Create a “dodge-first” mindset that will reduce turnovers and increase possession time for your offense
  • Teach your players to focus on the center of the play to spot cutters for high-percentage scoring opportunities
  • Increase the efficiency of your players’ dodges to penetrate the defense
  • Use competition to increase the intensity and introduce fun to your practices
  • Keep your offense moving by cutting for scoring opportunities and popping away for outlet passes
  • Skills & Drills to Develop the Complete Lacrosse Player

  • Learn simple individual exercises that build to game-like situations and allow players to push their own development within the practice setting
  • See shuttle drills that maximize player involvement during practice
  • Learn ground ball exercises to develop on-field situational awareness
  • Purchase the two DVDs together and save $10!

    Chris Robinson 2-Pack

     

    We also have recently released three Lacrosse DVDs featuring John Nostrant.  He led his team to a LaxPower High School Boys Lacrosse National Championship.  The title of these Lacrosse DVDs are:

    High School Coaching Academy: All-Access Haverford Lacrosse Practice with John Nostrant

  • See two live practices from 2011 High School National Champ, The Haverford School
  • Pick up fundamental drills for offense and defense as well as individual skill drills
  • Keep your practices up-tempo and keep your players involved using these concepts and strategies
  • High School Coaching Academy: Efficient Shooting Drills for Lacrosse Practice

  • Get a high volume of shots with good technique in your practices
  • Learn to pick drills that mimic your offense and how that will make your practices more efficient
  • Make the most of your warm-up time with 5 drills that simultaneously improve fundamentals
  • High School Coaching Academy: Training the Lacrosse Goalie

  • Improve position fundamentals, the outlet pass and footwork fundamentals
  • Learn drills to perfect body positioning and stick positioning
  • Pick up a simple technique to help makes saves in traffic
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