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Create a Strong, Cohesive Defense with Bill Tierney’s Sliding Scheme!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

University of Denver Head Coach, Bill Tierney, explains one of the most well known defensive methods: the “slide if you must” defense.  This defense is popular due to its flexibility and ability to make adjustments with ease.  This defensive method allows a coach to make simple game time adjustments, vary his defenses slide scheme, and find advantages within individual match ups.

“SLIDE IF YOU MUST” DEFENSE

Tierney shares the major adjustments that would be effective responses to common offensive strategies.  Defensive skills usually seen in this defense would include shutting off, early slides, on-ball aggressiveness, and fake sliding. Coach Tierney will then give more detailed explanations of this defense against different offenses.

This excerpt came from Championship Productions lacrosse video, Adjusting Your Multiple Defensive System to Win!  To view more instructional lacrosse videos, click here!




Learn the Essentials to Win the Face-Off!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tony Seaman, the Denver Outlaws General Manager, takes you through the basics of the face-off.  From the type of stickhead that is good for facing off to proper positioning of your hands, each aspect of the face-off is both discussed and explained in detail.

This excerpt came from Championship Productions’ lacrosse video, The Complete Guide to the Face-Off.  To view more instructional lacrosse videos, click here!




Utilize “Ground Ball Limbo” to Improve Your Scooping!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Former Robert Morris Head Coach, Kenneth (Bear) Davis, shares the Ground Ball Limbo drill that forces players to get low when scooping through ground balls.  Davis uses the catch phrase “two butts down” to emphasize getting their butt and the butt of their stick low to the ground in order to scoop the ground ball.

Ground Ball Limbo

The coach in the drill will place a ball near his feet and hold his stick out. The first player in line has to run and scoop the ground ball while getting lower than the coaches stick, which is intended to ensure that the player gets low to the ground to get the ball.

This simple drill is done with a line of players starting 10 yards away from the coach who has a pile of balls. You could have another coach 10 -15 yards further down field for the players to pass to after picking up the ground ball or you could have a goal for the players to shoot into. As the player runs and scoops the ball, Coach Davis instructs the players to “kiss their stick’, which means to bring the head of their stick up to their face. This is to minimize the opportunity of an opposing player to check them and create a turnover.

This excerpt was taken from Championship Productions’ lacrosse video, Go-To Practice Drills for Youth Lacrosse.  To view more instructional lacrosse videos, click here!




Create Game-Like Situations with the Split Dodge/ Shooting Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

University of Virginia Assistant Coach, Marc Van Arsdale, presents a shooting drill that works on practical patterns that would be used in a game.  This is an excellent drill that will provide your team with game-like situations and show how the defense will react to your movement.

Split Dodge – Shot on the Run Down the Middle

The players begin about 20 yards above the cage and about 10-15 yards outside the cage pipe. The player begins with a ball, runs forward, and makes a split dodge, then runs towards the middle of the field and across the front of the goal. It is then that they take a shot across their body with a hard overhand shot.

This drill is an excellent opportunity for coaches to teach the players about running across the goal so that the entire cage is available to them. The players can then understand how a goalie is moving as they are running across the front of the goal and you can reinforce where the players could be aiming.

This excerpt was taken from Championship Productions’ lacrosse video, 20 Drills to Develop Stick-Handling and Shooting.  To view more shooting instruction, click here.




Make the Most of Opportunities on Goal with this Shooting Drill!

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

Ricky Fried, Georgetown University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, has Assistant Coach Lauren Moten walk the attack unit through a shooting drill. Coach Moten focuses on keeping sticks up and open toward the goal and using the wrists to throw fakes. 

Attack Shooting Drill

Athlete Movement: This drill is run with two lines simultaneously to maximize reps. One line starts from up top while a second line attacks from behind the goal.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Open Practice with Ricky Fried.” View the latest videos on Practice Organization for Lacrosse.




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