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Improve Your Players’ Communication Skills!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Winning championships is impossible if your team doesn’t possess communication skills. Joe Amplo, Marquette University head coach and U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team assistant coach, helps discourage poor communication by putting his players through the “I-Talk” drill.

I-Talk

Drill Summary: Begin the drill with a full offense and full defense. Designate one player on defense as the “talker.” Only the talker is allowed to communicate, and the rest of the defenders must remain silent. Allow the offense to move the ball around and try to score while the talker communicates as much to their teammates as possible. Make sure different players get a chance at being the talker so everyone can improve their communication.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Fixing Common Defensive Mistakes.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Run Offense Against a Shut-Off!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jim Berkman, Salisbury University head coach and 10-time D-III National Championship winner, gives you his philosophies behind what to do when a defense shuts off individual players. Coach Berkman maintains that you can still run a 1-4-1 offense during a shut-off as long as your team communicates.

Shut-Offs

Drill Summary: In the drill, begin with a full 1-4-1 offense and a single defender. Have the defender switch which offensive player to shut-off every 10-15 seconds. As the defender shuts off an offensive player, the offense must communicate with each other and practice playing each position on the field.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Man-Up Progressions & Practice Implementation.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Get a Great Communication Drill for Lacrosse!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bucknell University head women’s coach, Randall Goldsborough, showcases a drill that will help your players improve their recognition and on-field talking. The “Circle Drill” is designed to force athletes to navigate around until they find a teammate to pass to, encouraging great vision and communication.

Circle Drill

Drill Summary: Split the entire team into two equal groups. Begin with one group inside the center draw circle and the other group in a big circle that expands about 10-15 yards past the draw circle. Players on the outside each have a ball. To begin the drill, the players on the outside pass a ball to a player inside the circle. The players on the inside of the circle receive the pass and throw the ball back to the player they received it from. After making their return pass, the players on the inside of the circle must turn and go receive a pass from someone else on the outside circle. The rule is that no passes to an adjacent outside player (from the previous passer) are allowed. Switch groups from the outer and inner circles every minute and work on different shuttles.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Team Tempo Drills for Lacrosse Practice.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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