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Maximize Your Lacrosse Abilities at Any Position on the Field!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Rob Rose, provides you with a ‘Lateral Hurdle Hop Drill’ which is great for developing reaction and quickness in your players. This will develop your players ability to make a change of direction to help them dodge a defender or to be a more effective defender.

6” Lateral Hurdle Hop Drill

Drill Setup:

This drill utilizes a 6” hurdle. If you don’t have one, the player could use their stick as the hurdle. It is best to have the hurdle perpendicular to a line on the field in order to give the player lateral orientation.

Athlete Movements:

The goal is to perform as many two-foot jumps as possible in 10 seconds.

Teaching Points:

  • Make sure that both feet push off and touch equally.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Testing and Evaluation for Lacrosse Players.” View the latest video selections on Strength & Conditioning for Lacrosse.








Learn the Basics to Good Defensive Play!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Watch as Assistant Coach Jason Breyo, at Lambert, Georgia High School, teaches the basics needed for good defensive play. It begins with a Five Yard Side-to-Side drill (without sticks). The next progression of this drill is to incorporate the players stick called the Five Yard Side-to-Side drill (with sticks). The conclusion of this progression adds an attackman.

Agility Drills

How it Works: Cones are placed on a line about 5 to 10 yards apart. The player is to step behind the first cone, stand in an athletic stance on the balls of his feet, with his hands out front; Then shuffles to the other cone and back. The next progression of this drill now incorporates the player’s stick. The player is to lift their stick in the air, because of the uncertainty which direction the offensive player will go.

The last step is to add an Attackman. The defensive player is to keep his stick in front of the offensive player, lift it at the end, and place it again in front of the offensive player as he changes direction. This part of the drill also gives the offensive players an opportunity to practice cradling with one hand and changing hands in order to keep their body between the defender and the ball.

Drill Tips: When shuffling to the cone, be sure that the players do not cross their feet.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Defensive Skills & Drills for Youth Lacrosse.” View the latest video selections on Individual Defense.




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