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Practice Clearing to Get More Possessions on Offense!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Limestone College head coach, J.B. Clarke, uses the “Clearing Stick Work” drill to make sure his team clears at least 90% of the balls they gather in the defensive half of the field. Being able to clear the ball with consistency will allow your team to have more chances to score on offense.

Clearing Stick Work

Drill Summary: Set up with a goalie in the net, three riders in the field, and three offensive players circling the net. On the whistle, the offensive players break out, with one heading up the field and the other two cutting toward the sideline to serve as outlets for the goalie. The goalie feeds the ball to one of the outlets and the offense reverses the ball once or twice before sending it up the field. While the offense passes the ball around, the riders guard the offense to provide a game-feel. After moving the ball past the midline, rotate new groups in.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Goalie communication and decision making.
2) Accurate passes.
3) Recognition.
4) Positioning.

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




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