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Score an Easy Goal with a Give ‘n Go

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Former Robert Morris Head Coach, Kenneth (Bear) Davis, takes you through the best play in lacrosse: the Give ‘n Go.  This drill really teaches your players to move and be active off the ball.  The Give ‘n Go is a great play that keeps your players aggressive and looking to score, often scoring a quick goal as a defender may get lazy when the offensive player gives up the ball.

Give ‘n Go Drill

How it works:

This drill is made up of players in a line about 20 yards directly out in front of the goal. You then position one coach about 10 yards out in front of the goal and 10 yards outside of the pipe. If you want, you can have two coaches one on each side of the cage so that you can have players working on both their left and right hands. The first player in line passes the ball to a coach. As soon as he passes, he makes a back cut and then runs towards the goal, receives the ball back from the coach, and then runs and shoots on the goal. Make sure that the player demands the ball right back and has their stick up in a position to catch the ball. You can either have an empty goal or put out cones that designate where the players have to shoot from in order to protect your goalie.

This excerpt came from Championship Productions’ lacrosse video, Go-To Practice Drills for Youth Lacrosse!  To view more instructional lacrosse videos, click here!




Move the Ball Up the Field Using the “Give ‘n Go!”

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Expert youth lacrosse coach, Kenneth “Bear” Davis, goes over the simplicity yet effectiveness of what he calls the best play in lacrosse, the “Give ‘n Go”.  This play is great because an offensive player is able to take advantage of an opponent’s tendency to relax after the offensive player has passed the ball to a teammate. He also goes over a great move for the more advanced player.

Best Play in Lacrosse: Give ‘n Go

Drill Setup: Coach Davis goes through a simple whiteboard illustration of the drill concept.

Teaching Points:

  • Stay active off the ball, in order to be a threat to the defense
  • Communication, demanding the ball right back after the initial pass

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Go-To Practice Drills for Youth Lacrosse.” View the latest video selections on Coaching Youth Lacrosse.




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