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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!




Work on Communication, Passing and Catching with the “Diamond Drill”

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

3x National Championship Coach, Don Zimmerman, presents the “Diamond Drill.” This drill is good for working on passing and catching on the run and for getting the players to communicate. With four balls in the drill at once, players should be animated in calling for the ball and use each other’s names to avoid confusion when passing and catching.

Diamond Drill

Drill Summary: The drill begins with a line of Attack players at the top of the box in the middle, two lines of Middies, one on each side of the field where the midfield line and the restraining line intersect, and a line of Defenders at the top of the box at the other end of the field.

The drill begins with just two balls starting opposite of each other, with the first and third Middies. On the whistle, the first player in each line runs 45 degrees towards the line to the right and would make a right-handed across the chest pass. After a couple of passes, you will have four balls all going at the same time. As with most drills, you will want to reverse the direction and have the players go to the left for work on that side as well. It is important to pass such that you lead the player who will be catching.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Fundamental and Competitive Drills for Lacrosse.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!






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