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Rotate Correctly within a Man-Down Defense!

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

A fundamental aspect of running a successful man-down defense is being able to rotate correctly. Lars Tiffany, Brown University head men’s coach and two-time Ivy League Champion, shows you a drill that gets a coach in the middle of the action as players work on being two passes away.

Coach in the Middle

Drill Summary: Set up with an offense in a 1-3-2 set around the goal, with a coach standing as the middle of that set. Next, add a five-man defense. As the offense passes a ball around the perimeter of their formation, the defense must jump to the correct position on every pass. Someone should always be guarding the ball, two people should always be one pass away and two people should always be two passes away. The defenders who are two passes away must touch the coach to let the coach know they’re in the correct position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Basic & Advanced Man Down Defense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at!

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