Championship Productions would like to congratulate all the teams who qualified for the 2011 Women’s NCAA Lacrosse Tournament! Championship Productions is proud to say it has partnered with 2011 Women’s NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Coaches on various Lacrosse DVD projects. Learn the systems, tips, techniques, and drills that these outstanding coaches implemented within their programs…taking them to the top!
Navy (Cindy Timchal)
North Carolina (Ricky Fried)
Northwestern (Kelly Amonte Hiller)
Follow along with distinguished Navy women’s lacrosse coach Cindy Timchal as she breaks down the highly effective Triangle Offense. Timchal first provides an overview of the offensive system that includes whiteboard discussion before demonstrating player movements and strategies on the practice field. With Timchal as your guide, see how you can implement the offense with your own team. If you already use the Triangle Offense, learn some new tips from the legendary coach to ensure your system is as effective as it can be. The system can be used at any level of girls lacrosse.
The fundamental goal of the Triangle Offense is to attack both sides of the cage. It’s key that players drive hard to the cage and look for open space. Meanwhile, it’s crucial that players within the offense always go hard to the net, have “the drive” to be aggressive and score, and work hard off-ball.
The system begins with one player behind the net with the ball. This player is quarterbacking the entire set-up and should be an elite passer, dodger, and decision-maker. Next, we’ve got two players up top and two players across from each other on the wings, and then one player should be posting up on the inside.
The player behind the goal (player 1) looks to drive to goal from the backside. The nearside wing player (player 2) will then look to clear through to the opposite side or go backdoor. If player 1 can’t get a good look on net, she will then throw up high to player 3. Player 3 then goes hard to the goal with a left-handed dodge as 1 clears through to the other side. If there’s nothing available, it’s time to get the ball behind the goal again and then run the play again but from the opposite side.
Within the offense, it’s key to work one side at a time when attacking the goal. It’s okay if nothing is there the first few chances you get, even Timchal’s powerhouse teams run this play over and over again. Eventually, an opportunity will develop as defenders will have to keep sliding, rotating and playing help defense. This should leave your players free inside for a high percentage chance on goal.
Remember, give the ball up if the opposition implements hard double teams. Be strong with the ball, but look for the open player to take advantage.
The previous offensive system overview can be seen in its entirety on Championship Productions’ DVD “Triangle and Motion Offense.” To check out more offensive videos in our extensive catalog, click here.
In this week’s edition of All-Access, we take you to Annapolis, Maryland for a behind-the-scenes look at the United States Naval Academy women’s lacrosse team. Watch as head coach Cindy Timchal provides exclusive looker room access as her team makes final preparations before a home game.
The all-access pass lets you be part of Navy’s pre-game preparations, from detailed whiteboard discussion in the locker room to on-field warm-ups before the opening face-off. Also, look for ways you can incorporate some of these elements with your own team to get them prepared on game day and create a winning environment.
Locker Room Discussion
In Navy’s locker room discussion, Timchal provides her team with some last-minute instructions before they take the field. The longtime head coach lays out all of the important details of the looming contest on the whiteboard and discusses some key game strategies and overall game tactics. Plus, the conversation also includes key players to watch for, particular match-up assignments and opponent tendencies.
Game Day Warm-Ups
Next, our all-access look takes you on the field for game day warm-ups. From plyometrics to 1-on-1’s, watch as Navy goes through its typical routine before the whistle. Timchal also serves as your guide as her squad moves through unsettled drills, 3-on-2’s and drills up top and behind the cage.
After stick checks and player introductions, it’s game-time, but not before a final team huddle and some last-second words of advice.
To see more from this All-Access pass, check out the Championship Productions’ DVD “All-Access Lacrosse Practice” with Cindy Timchal. To check out more videos in our extensive All-Access collection, click here.
These multi-disc sets will show you how Corrigan & Timchal prepare, organize, and conduct practices. They really provide “all access” to their practices which will allow you to mirror a NCAA Division I practice with your team!
Cindy Timchal, the U.S. Naval Academy head coach, just released a new lacrosse DVD titled All-Access Lacrosse Practice with Cindy Timchal. Timchal is the all-time winningest coach in Division I lacrosse history, an 8X National Championship coach (at Maryland), and has been named National Coach of the Year twice.