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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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Learn from 2015 D-1 National Championship Coach Bill Tierney!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

After weeks of hard work and grueling practices, Bill Tierney’s Denver Pioneers captured the 2015 NCAA D-1 National Championship. In this clip, you’ll learn a drill from Coach Tierney that the whole team can use to get better at passing and communicating on the field.

Maze Drill

Drill Summary: This is a drill for the entire team. Set up with lines of at least three players staggered down the length of the field every five yards, on opposite sides. The first player at the front of the first line begins running and throws to the player at the front of the next line on the opposite side of the field. Then, that player runs out and throws to the next line, etc. After throwing, players go to the back of the line they threw to. Players in the last line on the field run through all the other lines and go up the field back to the first line once they’ve received a ball. Get at least 4-5 balls going at the same time.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Throw the ball hard.
2) Catch the ball without twisting the stick.
3) Don’t move until thrown to.
4) Call out the name of the person you’re passing to.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Lacrosse Practice with Bill Tierney.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




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