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Disrupt Passing Lanes with a Knockdown Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lars Tiffany, Brown University head men’s lacrosse coach and two time Ivy League champion, shows you a drill that will help defensemen knock down more passes in front of the goal. Coach Tiffany’s exercise forces defensemen to jump to the ball and recover as they attempt to disrupt passing lanes.

3 vs. 1 Knockdown Drill

Drill Summary: Set up in a triangle formation with an offensive player about 15 yards in front of the net, another about 10 yards toward the sideline from the first player, and one just in front of the goal on the same side. Meanwhile, a defensive player steps into the skip lane between the first and third offensive player. Offensive players pass a ball between each other while the defenseman jumps to each pass. The goal is for the defensive player to knock down passes. Make sure offensive players take some chances to work on game-like situations for the defenseman.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Quick passes.
2) Defenseman jumps to the ball.
3) Use the stick to intercept and deflect balls.
4) Stay in a good stance.

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

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Defend Against a High Crotch!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

University of Missouri head assistant coach and former All-American wrestler at Edinboro, Alex Clemsen, shows you how to go on the defensive after your opponent has successfully attacked a high crotch position. The key to stopping the opponent is taking away the angle they want.

High Crotch Defense

Drill Summary: This move is to be completed after the opponent has successfully attacked into a high crotch position. Begin by taking your near-side hand and “destroying” the opponent’s head by doing a tricep extension motion (down and away) on the opponent’s hair line. From there, curl your leg, square your hips and take away the opponent’s angle. As you do this, attack their ribcage with your other hand. Twist on top of the opponent, then move your hands to their arm pit and butt. Finally, go for the butt drag takedown.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Attack Defense.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship!

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