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Train the Footwork of Long Stick Midfielders!

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

Lehigh University assistant coach, Chad Surman, played on National Championship teams at Salisbury University and Onondaga Community College. In this clip, Coach Surman presents a footwork drill for long stick midfielders that has positioning and conditioning secondary benefits.

Four Corner Footwork

Drill Summary: Set up five cones: one cone in the center of the field about 15 yards in front of the goal and four more around the first cone in a square with about 10 yards between the center cone and the outer cones. The outside cones must each be given a number.

Have the midfielder begin the drill at the middle cone.  The coach yells out a number corresponding to one of the outside cones and the midfielder must approach that cone, break down and then recover back to the middle cone. Players should focus on staying on their toes and keeping their stick in front of their body. The coach can call out anywhere from 4-10 different cones, depending on how long they want the player to do the rep. Cones can also be called out in any order.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Individual Skill Development for Long Stick Midfielders.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Develop Straight Up Approach Technique!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The approach is an essential part of individual defense and preventing opposing players from getting where they want to go. Jon Torpey, head coach High Point University, uses the “V-Footwork” drill to get his athletes tons of reps that will help them be ready to execute an approach during a game.

V-Footwork

Drill Summary: Set up with a single line of players. In front of the line about 5-7 yards away at a 45 degree angle on both sides is a cone. Athletes alternate taking off and executing a straight up approach on the cones. When approaching, players should come out hard, chop their feet, plant their foot at the cone and take an aggressive step back. After that, chop feet again, gather and go wide outside. The drill is used to simulate forcing a dodger to their weak hand and initiating a contact check afterwards.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Individual and Team Defense Drills & Techniques.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!






Enhance Your Footwork and Movement!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Joe Amplo, Marquette University head coach and U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team assistant coach, believes playing the defensive back position is almost like playing defensive midfield. In this footwork routine, you’ll learn a few drills designed to improve posture, movement and agility.

Footwork Drills

Drill Summary: Athletes start in a horizontal line (three players at a time, about 3-5 yards between each player) about 15 yards in front of a coach. On the whistle, players run forward until the coach points a certain direction. Whichever way the coach points, that’s where the defenders slide to while maintaining good defensive posture.

Another drill in the video involves defending a cone. Players line up in a single file line and the first person in the line steps forward to guard the second player in line. On the whistle, the defender works to keep the offensive player from reaching a cone behind them by using good defensive fundamentals.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Start and finish in good posture.
2) Hands at hip height.
3) Butts low.
4) Head up entire time.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Fixing Common Defensive Mistakes.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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