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Improve Basic Draw Reaction Technique!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Gabby Capuzzi, assistant coach to Cindy Timchal at the U.S. Naval Academy, runs her draw specialists through “Whistles” to help them react quicker to the whistle and train their hands to execute the proper movements. With this drill, you’ll be winning more draws in no time!

Whistles

Drill Summary: Players line up and work on pushing and pulling for the draw off the whistle. Work on single hand pushing and pulling (bottom or top hand only) and also using both hands.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Hand motion.
2) Reaction time.
3) Quick release.
4) Get in the stance you’d use for a draw.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Winning the Draw.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




Develop Two Man Passing Chemistry!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lehigh University head coach, Kevin Cassese, shows you how to help your athletes gain a step on their defenders and clear their hands for an open pass. In the clip, you’ll see how to execute a pass pick and a pass slip – two effective moves to get players into an attacking situation.

Pass Series

Drill Summary: Two players start 15 yards apart on the field. Begin the drill by having one player pass a ball to the other, then prepare to dodge and get to the top of the box. After the first player gets to the top of the box, the other player splits, passes back to the other player, and sets a pick. Following the pick, the player comes off wide and the pick man makes them self available. Alternatively, for the slip action, the pick man simply slips instead of setting a pick, then receives a pass from the other player.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Come hard off a pick.
2) Pick man becomes available.
3) Sell the pick before slipping.
4) Pass to off-ball man after the slip.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Kick Start Your Offense with the Two-Man Game.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




Get Better at Shooting with Momentum Near the Goal!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

In the Duke offense, players often start on one side of the field, cut across to receive a pass, then step down to take a shot. Ron Caputo, assistant coach for the Blue Devils, trains players to mimic this crossing motion in the “Step Down Shots” drill to help prepare them for games.

Step Down Shots

Drill Summary: Form a line of players about five yards from the side of the goal, and form another line about 10 yards in front of the goal on the opposite side. One at a time, players in front of the goal take a banana cut and receive a pass from the player at the front of the other line. After receiving the pass, fire a shot at the far side post. Be sure to switch lines after passing and shooting.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Take a banana cut. Don’t run straight across the field.
2) Catch and shoot the ball with your momentum going toward the goal.
3) Aim for the far side post.
4) It’s okay to miss wide – focus on instincts, not on accuracy.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “15 Drills for Building a Successful Shooting Program.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




Shut Down Your Opponent in a Fast Break!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Training your players to find the ball when the opponent breaks out on the attack can be a difficult task. With the “Basketball Drill” from Franklin & Marshall head coach, Mike Faith, you’ll be able to teach your defenders to adapt and make quick decisions when the opposing team’s offense is bearing down.

Basketball Drill

Drill Summary: To set up, place a line of cones ten yards in front of the restraining line, and have four defenders line up on the restraining line (facing the goal). Three yards behind the defenders, have four offensive players line up. To begin the drill, the coach gives the ball to one of the four offensive players and blows the whistle. Everyone begins running toward the goal, but the defense isn’t allowed to turn around until they get to the cones. Play is live, with the offense trying to score a quick goal and the defense trying to stop them.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Locate the ball.
2) Play the passing lanes.
3) Cut off the ball.
4) Communication.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Individual & Team Practice Drills for Women’s Lacrosse.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!






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