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Take Advantage of Numbers on Offense!

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

Don Zimmerman, UMBC head coach and three-time national champion, runs players through the “implosion drill” to refine attacking and defending skills. On offense, players work on passing and cutting to get an open shot, and on defense, athletes improve rotations and communication.

Implosion Drill

Drill Summary: This is a 4-on-3 drill. Divide into two teams in different color jerseys and determine which team is on offense and which is on defense. Set up with four lines of offensive players in four corners of an open square (about 20×20 yards) in front of the net, and three lines of defensive players around the square (one on each side of the goal, and one 20 yards in front of it). To begin, the coach rolls a ball in play. If the offense controls the ball, they must work together to try to score it. If the defense controls the ball, they must stay low and get the ball out of the drill. As a progression, start players further away from the goal.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Stay low when clearing.
2) Defense stays in a triangle when defending.
3) Ball movement on offense.
4) Communication.

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


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