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Create More Opportunities to Score with the “Jump Cuts” Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jenny Levy, University of North Carolina Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, has the team work on perfecting a “jump cut” which consists of a player driving around their defender’s blindside, and down the left or right sides of the goal to receive a pass and get a shot on goal.

Jump Cuts

Drill Setup: There are four lines of players: one at the top of the 12 meter arch, one line on each wing, and one line behind the net on the end-line. A goalie is optional. Balls are placed at both wing lines. A cone is placed at each wing line and at the line behind the net. Additionally, 3 cones forming a line are placed on both sides of the goal, and 4-5 cones in a line are positioned between the 12 and 8 meter arch.

Athlete Movement: The drill starts with a pass from one of the wing lines to the line behind the net. The new ball carrier will drive to the opposite side of the goal, break down at goal line extended, and begin to fade or “pull” away towards the nearside corner of the field. During that “pull”, the jump cut player at the top of the 12 meter arch will drive down towards the ball carrier, receive the ball on the run and shoot. This drill will repeat itself; alternating from each side of the field per repetition.

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




Learn the Individual Skills to Build a Strong Defense!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A defender’s individual approach and body positioning are key skills for a strong team defense. Phil Barnes is the Assistant Coach on the University of North Carolina Women’s Lacrosse team, led by Head Coach Jenny Levy. In this segment Coach Barnes has his players work to improve their approach. 

Roof J Drill

Drill Setup: This drill is setup with 2 players, a defender and an attacker, a goal and 3 cones that form a large triangle or the “roof of the defense.” This roof, helps the defender follow a path to force the ball carrier away from the middle of the 8m and 12m arch, and down the wing to a less threatening area.

Athlete Movement: To start the drill, the attacker will receive the ball and the defender will perform a “J” to gain good positioning on the ball carrier. The ball carrier will then attempt to work their way to the front of the goal challenging the defender. With good positioning, the defender forces the ball carrier around the 3 cones or “over the top of the roof” and down to a less threatening area. The ball carrier has the option to change direction a few times to challenge the defender’s stance.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Championship Practice Drills for Women’s Lacrosse.” View the latest videos on Lacrosse Defense.




Improve Catching and Passing with These Fast Pace Drills!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

These high tempo drills from 2013 National Championship coach, Jenny Levy, will help players improve their passing and catching skills while being challenged by full speed running and multiple types of passes. These are great drills for players to complete many repetitions in a short amount of time. It helps players improve their muscle memory for catching, cradling and passing while moving at full speed. 

Perfect Passing

Drill Setup: These passing line drills require 2 cones spaced 20 to 25 yards apart. The players are divided evenly among the cones so there are at least 5 players per passing line. One player will be at cone #1 while another player from that group will be at cone #2 forming a line.

Athlete Movements:

The first drill is a “give and go” pass where a player will begin running to receive a pass from cone #1. That player will then come to a slow down, pass the ball back to cone #1 and return to the end of the line. Each player will complete a repetition of the pass until the drill is ended.

The second passing line drill contains more passes. With the same setup of cones and players, the goal of this drill is to get the players completing passes at different distances. To begin the drill, a player from cone #2 will run full speed to the player at cone #1, go around the player and run back to cone #2. While running to the player at cone #1, a long, then short, and then close quarter pass must be completed. As the athlete returns to cone #2, they will receive an over the shoulder pass, which will then be passed to the next person in line and the next repetition begins.

Teaching Points:

  • Spread the cones based on your team’s athletic ability.
  • Faster tempo adds pressure on the players.
  • Set a controlled yet challenging pace.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Championship Practice Drills for Women’s Lacrosse.” View the latest video selections on Women’s Lacrosse.




Learn an Effective Attacking Drill from 2013 NCAA Champ, Jenny Levy!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Head Coach for the 2013 National Championship UNC Women’s Lacrosse team, Jenny Levy, gives you a great drill for building technique on finding or creating cutting lanes, taking a shot, and learning to take advantage of a defender’s positioning. It teaches players to be aggressive in their attack and to use their vision to find scoring opportunities.

The Fish Hook Drill

A defensive player is optional, as seen in the video, since the focus of the drill is the fish hook motion and the cut. An additional option for the drill is to have the feeder looking for an option to shoot on goal as well.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Championship Practice Drills for Women’s Lacrosse.” To view the latest video selections on Women’s Lacrosse, click here.




New Lacrosse Instruction from a 2013 NCAA Champion!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

See how champions are built in this video from Jenny Levy, Head Coach of the 2013 NCAA Division I Champion University of North Carolina. You will see Coach Levy, one of the sport’s all-time greats, guides players through skill-building drills that can be used at every level, intermixed with whiteboard segments and technique presentations by Tar Heel assistants.

Championship Practice Drills for Women’s Lacrosse

Championship Practice Drills for Women's Lacrosse

  • Learn how to isolate essential skills using 14 individual and small-side practice drills 

  • Learn high pressure, small group/small area drills for developing fundamental offensive and defensive concepts 

  • Discover a complete loop of high-speed partner passing variations to improve passing techniques 

  • Learn how to use the “2v2 game” to defend and score goals from behind the cage

 

 

 More best-selling instruction featuring the North Carolina coaching staff:

6-Minute Competitive Drills for LacrosseProgressive Skill Development Warm-Up for Goalies

 




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