Protect the Ball with Good Body Positioning and Stick Skills!

Northwestern University Head Women’s Coach, Kelly Amonte Hiller, gives guidance on stick protection and cradling. She explains how a player can use good body positioning and stick skills to protect the ball in their stick while still being a threat to their opponent. Stick Protection And Cradling Coach Hiller gives an assortment of tips on how to […]

Improve Ball Handling with the Winningest Coach in NCAA Tournament History!

Kelly Amonte Hiller, Head Coach of the Northwestern University women’s lacrosse program, will show you a basic quick stick drill using a rebounder or “punch back.” This drill, with its ability to produce a large number of repetitions, helps players build excellent muscle memory, hand-eye coordination, and flexibility. Punch Back Passing: Quick Stick Drill Setup: The drill involves […]

Work on Cradling Techniques and Build Your Field Awareness!

Winningest Coach in NCAA Tournament History, Kelly Amonte Hiller, has players perform a partner passing drill while under pressure. This drill involves two players partner passing while two additional players are standing behind them acting as the opponent. The goal here is for players to build their cradling and awareness skills while throwing or receiving a pass. Stick Protection Passing […]

Behind the Scenes With Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse: Double Teams & Recovery

In this exclusive behind-the scenes-glimpse, we visit Evanston, Illinois for a look inside a Northwestern University women’s lacrosse practice. Watch as head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller leads her squad through a variety of team drills and situational segments, including “Double Teams and Recovery.” Shuffling Partner Pass In this first drill, players work in partners shuffling […]

All Access Northwestern Lacrosse: Training Workouts and Feeding Drills

In this week’s edition of All Access, we take you back to Evanston, Illinois for a behind-the-scenes look at a Northwestern University women’s lacrosse practice.  Follow along as the Wildcats begin with a high-intensity training session in the gym that includes rapid-fire agility moves and boxing. The practice finishes up on the lacrosse field as […]