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Brand New All Access Lacrosse DVD featuring Kelly Amonte Hiller!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This is our latest Lacrosse DVD which features Kelly Amonte Hiller.  She is the Northwestern University Head Coach and 6x National Coach of the Year.  The title of the new Lacrosse DVD release is:

All Access Northwestern Lacrosse Practice with Kelly Amonte Hiller

  • Features Kelly Amonte Hiller: 6x NCAA Championships and 95% win percentage in seven seasons (2005-11).
  • Get comprehensive skill and physical development that reach beyond lacrosse fundamentals
  • Learn drills designed to simulate specific game experiences for both player and team development
  • See how to use simultaneous station drills to effectively increase player participation and build teamwork

If you like this DVD, check out other items from Kelly Amonte Hiller:

Kelly Amonte Hiller’s Skills of a Champion: The Basics
Winning Women’s Lacrosse

Learn from the 2011 Women’s NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Coaches!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Championship Productions would like to congratulate all the teams who qualified for the 2011 Women’s NCAA Lacrosse Tournament! Championship Productions is proud to say it has partnered with 2011 Women’s NCAA Lacrosse Tournament  Coaches on various Lacrosse DVD projects.  Learn the systems, tips, techniques, and drills that these outstanding coaches implemented within their programs…taking them to the top!

Navy (Cindy Timchal)

North Carolina (Ricky Fried)

Northwestern (Kelly Amonte Hiller)

Girls Lacrosse: Shooting Tips and Key Concepts

By adam.warner - Last updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kelly Amonte Hiller and the powerhouse Northwestern women’s lacrosse program place a major emphasis on practicing basic lacrosse skills every day. It’s not only key to a team’s progress, but it’s especially important for young players so they develop and continue to get better.

One of those fundamental areas that needs repeated practice is shooting. With Hiller as your guide, check out these dynamic shooting tips and learn about the three types of shots that can pay major dividends for your team.

When it comes to shooting, there are six key areas to focus on and remember: Be sure to keep an angle on the stick, remember to drop the top hand, keep the head of the stick facing your target, have a loose grip but not too loose, wrists should be relaxed and flexible, and arms should always be away from your body. A dynamic player and shooter must also learn to play with both hands. This will help you become a double threat out on the field.

3 Key Things to Remember about Shooting

1) Think about where your target is

Most players think that they should aim for the corners of the net, but we need to add more to it in order to maximize the chances of scoring. When shooting for the corners, there’s a higher margin of error as many shots will go outside of the net. Instead, pick a spot 6-8 inches inside the net. This is still out of the goalie’s range and now the margin of error is still inside the net. Pick a target and drive the ball there. Remember, if you miss the net, you definitely won’t score.

2) Know your opposing goalie

This makes a big difference in terms of where you place your shots. Are they a righty or a lefty? If a righty, it’s best to place shots on the offside hip where the goalie has to carry her stick all the way around to make a tough save. Or consider going offside low. Remember to pick a spot and focus on it. Drive the ball right to it and follow through.

3) Make it count

You may only get one, two or three shots in a game, so make them count. Be deceptive each time that you step up to the net.


3 Types of Shots

1) Inside Shot

An inside shot is difficult because of the limited room available to execute. Plus, there’s added pressure from the defense and goalie. Instead of taking a big torso twist to wind up, take more of a snap shot with just the wrists while keeping the stick close to the body. Sometimes, we recommend that shooters choke up with the bottom hands to provide maximum protection.

Remember that most goalies are taught to step out on these shots. Often, you will see players come around the crease and try to fire it by, but the goalie will make that save 9 out of 10 times. Therefore, with an inside shot, it’s key to remember to make a fake and move the goalie. Then, you can fake high and drive the ball low.

It’s common for players to rush and shoot quickly because of defensive pressure. But be sure to take an extra second to give a quick fake and drive it home. Head fakes and stick fakes will work frequently, but remember to keep the stick between your shoulders and you’ll know the ball will be protected.

2) Outside Shot

With an outside shot, it’s important to have some power, but not too much power or else you’ll lose control. Find that balance to have a controlled shot on net but with enough power to get it by the goalie.

Start with your feet to the side and your arms away from the body. Take a shuffle step, create torque by turning the hips first and then have the arms follow through. Drive the shot down. Your body will often naturally rise up, and so does the goalie. Therefore, drop your shoulders and drive the ball into the corner. If you’re missing the net a lot, check your form and make sure to take some steam off your shots so the ball goes in the net.

3) Shooting on the move

This is probably the easiest shot because deception is built in. But it’s the most difficult to be accurate and get on net. Here, your body movement is naturally deceptive for the goalie. The goalie must move with the shooter to take away the angle of the net. It’s helpful here to throw a stick fake to throw off the goalie’s body movement. Then place the ball on the offside of the body. The faster you move your feet, the faster the goalie must make an adjustment in the net. Here, you are using speed as your deception.


The following shooting tips can be seen on the Championship Productions’ video “Kelly Amonte Hiller’s Skills of a Champion: The Basics.” To check out our exclusive girls’ lacrosse catalog, click here.

Championship Authors Advance to the Semifinals of the 2010 Lacrosse Championships!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Eight lacrosse programs are still alive and will compete in the semifinal rounds of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on May 28 and 289th.  The semifnal matchups include:

Men’s Lacrosse Tournament
Virginia (Coached by Dominic Starsia) vs. Duke (Coached by John Danowski)
Notre Dame (Coached by Kevin Corrigan) vs. Cornell

Women’s Lacrosse Tournament
Maryland vs. Syracuse (Coached by Gary Gait)
North Carolina vs. Northwestern (Coached by Kelly Amonte Hiller)

Of the eight remaining programs, five head coaches have produced instructional lacrosse DVDs.  This is your opportunity to learn from America’s best coaches at one low cost!

Maryland Ranked #1 in IWLCA Lacrosse Rankings

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, May 3, 2010

The IWLCA Division I Women’s Rankings were released earlier today.  Maryland is currently 17-1 and is ranked #1, receiving 15 first place votes.  Northwestern is ranked #2 with a 15-1 overall record, and received 5 first place votes.  The complete rankings are below, which include authors who have produced instructional lacrosse DVDs with Championship Productions:

1.  Maryland
2.  Northwestern (Coached by Kelly Amonte Hiller)
3.  North Carolina
4.  Virginia
5.  Duke
6.  Penn
7.  James Madison
8.  Towson
9.  Georgetown
10.  Vanderbilt
11.  Syracuse (Coached by Gary Gait)
12.  Dartmouth
13.  Loyola (Md.)
14.  Notre Dame
15.  Stanford
16. Hofstra
17.  Penn State
18. Rutgers
19.  Albany (NY)
20.  Johns Hopkins


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