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Split Dodge and Find a Cutting Midfielder!

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

St. Joseph’s University associate head coach and offensive coordinator, Dan Keating, has helped lead the school to back-to-back undefeated conference seasons in 2014 and 2015. In this clip, Coach Keating demonstrates a drill that works on dodging and passing to a cutter for a shot close to the goal.

Money Cut Drill

Drill Summary: One player begins behind the net with a ball and the other starts about 15 yards in front of the net. The player below the goal begins to split dodge. Meanwhile, the midfielder doesn’t clog the corner for the ball carrier and instead works on taking their defender away before cutting up the lane. The player below the goal comes up and passes to the cutting midfielder, who accelerates through the cut with their stick near their ear/face as a vertical target. Once receiving the pass, the midfielder shoots on goal. Do the drill on both sides of the field.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Timing.
2) Set the defender up.
3) Accelerate through the cut.
4) Accurate pass.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Building a 1-3-2 Motion Offense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Mimic Joe Amplo’s NASCAR 1-3-2 Set!

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

A big part of the philosophy for Joe Amplo, Marquette University head coach and U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team assistant coach, is to use drills that mimic game-like situations and actions in practice. For Coach Amplo’s NASCAR 1-3-2 set, he uses the “4-Man Open Heat” drill to simulate long passes and dodges.

4-Man Open Heat

Drill Summary: To begin, a dodger stays tight to the dodge line and passes to an attackman underneath the goal. To get open, the attackman V-cuts out and executes a pull pass to another attackman on the opposite side of the goal. That attackman then passes to the last middie in front of the goal, who shoots at the net.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Dodger stays tight to dodge line.
2) V-cut to get open.
3) Accurate passes.
4) SPEED.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Drills for Mimicking Your Offense: Pairs, 1-3-2 & 1-4-1.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Develop Muscle Memory with a Re-Dodge Drill!

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

Josh Dionne, two time All-American at Duke University and assistant coach at U.S. Naval Academy under Cindy Timchal, explains the “Re-Dodge Drill.” In the drill, players improve their muscle memory in a situation where they get doubled while approaching the net, allowing them to think and play faster during competition.

The Re-Dodge Drill

Drill Summary: Players begin with a ball about 15 yards in front of the goal, just outside either post. One by one, each player runs forward about 8 yards, then re-dodges to the outside to simulate avoiding a double team. Once they’ve gone around a cone or player that represents the double team (depending on how many people you have available), they attack the net and shoot on goal.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Think less, play faster.
2) Recognize a defenseman is sliding to double.
3) Drop shoulder.
4) Good stick protection.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Developing Multi-Dimensional Midfielders.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Dodge Defenders for a Clear Shot on Goal!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dodging is an essential skill for any lacrosse player that wants to become a force on the attack. Scott Tucker, head women’s coach at Limestone College, shows you a drill he teaches his players to help them work on dodging when nearing the goal, then firing an accurate shot.

Dodging Drill

Drill Summary: Set up a pair of cones about 10 yards in front of the net on one side. Every rep needs three players. Start with one player in the middle of the field, one player on the right side, and one player on the left side all 20 yards in front of the goal. The player in the middle starts with the ball, passes to the player on the weak side and cuts through in front of the net. The weak side player then throws a skip pass to the player on the far side, then pinches down to draw in their defender. Finally, the last player catches the ball, attacks the cones, executes a setup move on the cones (which are simulating a defender), then attack the middle and shoot. Coach Tucker recommends using small goals within the goal to give players a better target to aim at.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Use a setup move and attack the defender’s top foot.
2) Get to the middle of the field.
3) Make the skip pass, then pinch.
4) Hit targets on the shot (lower posts).

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Offensive Sets, Motion and Plays.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




Improve Your Player’s Agility by Using Dodging Drills!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Two different and effective dodges are covered in this segment by former collegiate player and current high school coach, Jason Breyo. These drills are great for developing the stick work and cradling needed for long poles. Practice maintaining possession of the ball while executing the dodges and improving your player’s agility. 

Dodging Drills

Drill Essentials 

Goalies can participate in these drills along with the defenders. These dodging drills can be used with Attack and Middie players as well.

Player Movements 

The defenders are in a traditional line drill, facing each other, while Coach Breyo demonstrates how to perform each dodge and then the players practice the moves.

Drill Tips

Don’t expect perfect execution, but with emphasis on the proper principles and techniques, the players’ skills will develop over time.

 

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Defensive Skills & Drills for Youth Lacrosse.” If you’re interested in more Individual Defense drills, click here.




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