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Improve Your Players’ 1-on-1 Skills!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

University of Colorado head women’s coach, Ann Elliott, realizes the importance of having players who can defend well in one on one situations. In this drill, your athletes will be forced to use great body positioning and field awareness to keep offensive players from scoring easily around the net.

Simple 1 on 1 Drill

Drill Summary: Begin with a goalie in the net, an offensive player guarded by a defensive player just behind the net, another offensive player waiting out top and a coach with a pile of balls. To start, the coach throws a ball to the offensive player behind the net and the defensive player works to force the offense out. After the offensive player shoots, another ball is thrown to the offensive player out top and the defensive player must close out and force them down the wing.


Finally, after that offensive player shoots, a ground ball is rolled onto the field and the defensive player must scoop it up to complete the drill. The defense gets points for stops. Body positioning is paramount for success on defense in one on one situations!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Drill Progressions for Developing Team Defense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Develop Defenseman Awareness on the Field!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Chris Gabrielli, Providence College head men’s coach and former Duke University assistant coach, details the awareness required to become a great defenseman. Coach Gabrielli also explains the three main questions that defensemen should be thinking about when they’re on the field.

Awareness

Drill Summary: Whenever a defenseman is in the game, they should be thinking three things:

  1. Where am I on the field?
  2. What is the ball carrier trying to accomplish?
  3. How can I defer the ball carrier from being successful?

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Becoming a Champion: The Defenseman.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Get a Great Communication Drill for Lacrosse!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bucknell University head women’s coach, Randall Goldsborough, showcases a drill that will help your players improve their recognition and on-field talking. The “Circle Drill” is designed to force athletes to navigate around until they find a teammate to pass to, encouraging great vision and communication.

Circle Drill

Drill Summary: Split the entire team into two equal groups. Begin with one group inside the center draw circle and the other group in a big circle that expands about 10-15 yards past the draw circle. Players on the outside each have a ball. To begin the drill, the players on the outside pass a ball to a player inside the circle. The players on the inside of the circle receive the pass and throw the ball back to the player they received it from. After making their return pass, the players on the inside of the circle must turn and go receive a pass from someone else on the outside circle. The rule is that no passes to an adjacent outside player (from the previous passer) are allowed. Switch groups from the outer and inner circles every minute and work on different shuttles.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Team Tempo Drills for Lacrosse Practice.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Disrupt Passing Lanes with a Knockdown Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lars Tiffany, Brown University head men’s lacrosse coach and two time Ivy League champion, shows you a drill that will help defensemen knock down more passes in front of the goal. Coach Tiffany’s exercise forces defensemen to jump to the ball and recover as they attempt to disrupt passing lanes.

3 vs. 1 Knockdown Drill

Drill Summary: Set up in a triangle formation with an offensive player about 15 yards in front of the net, another about 10 yards toward the sideline from the first player, and one just in front of the goal on the same side. Meanwhile, a defensive player steps into the skip lane between the first and third offensive player. Offensive players pass a ball between each other while the defenseman jumps to each pass. The goal is for the defensive player to knock down passes. Make sure offensive players take some chances to work on game-like situations for the defenseman.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Quick passes.
2) Defenseman jumps to the ball.
3) Use the stick to intercept and deflect balls.
4) Stay in a good stance.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Basic & Advanced Man Down Defense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Split Dodge and Find a Cutting Midfielder!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

St. Joseph’s University associate head coach and offensive coordinator, Dan Keating, has helped lead the school to back-to-back undefeated conference seasons in 2014 and 2015. In this clip, Coach Keating demonstrates a drill that works on dodging and passing to a cutter for a shot close to the goal.

Money Cut Drill

Drill Summary: One player begins behind the net with a ball and the other starts about 15 yards in front of the net. The player below the goal begins to split dodge. Meanwhile, the midfielder doesn’t clog the corner for the ball carrier and instead works on taking their defender away before cutting up the lane. The player below the goal comes up and passes to the cutting midfielder, who accelerates through the cut with their stick near their ear/face as a vertical target. Once receiving the pass, the midfielder shoots on goal. Do the drill on both sides of the field.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Timing.
2) Set the defender up.
3) Accelerate through the cut.
4) Accurate pass.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Building a 1-3-2 Motion Offense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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