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Rotate Correctly within a Man-Down Defense!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A fundamental aspect of running a successful man-down defense is being able to rotate correctly. Lars Tiffany, Brown University head men’s coach and two-time Ivy League Champion, shows you a drill that gets a coach in the middle of the action as players work on being two passes away.

Coach in the Middle

Drill Summary: Set up with an offense in a 1-3-2 set around the goal, with a coach standing as the middle of that set. Next, add a five-man defense. As the offense passes a ball around the perimeter of their formation, the defense must jump to the correct position on every pass. Someone should always be guarding the ball, two people should always be one pass away and two people should always be two passes away. The defenders who are two passes away must touch the coach to let the coach know they’re in the correct position.

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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Run Offense Against a Shut-Off!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jim Berkman, Salisbury University head coach and 10-time D-III National Championship winner, gives you his philosophies behind what to do when a defense shuts off individual players. Coach Berkman maintains that you can still run a 1-4-1 offense during a shut-off as long as your team communicates.

Shut-Offs

Drill Summary: In the drill, begin with a full 1-4-1 offense and a single defender. Have the defender switch which offensive player to shut-off every 10-15 seconds. As the defender shuts off an offensive player, the offense must communicate with each other and practice playing each position on the field.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Man-Up Progressions & Practice Implementation.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Train the Footwork of Long Stick Midfielders!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lehigh University assistant coach, Chad Surman, played on National Championship teams at Salisbury University and Onondaga Community College. In this clip, Coach Surman presents a footwork drill for long stick midfielders that has positioning and conditioning secondary benefits.

Four Corner Footwork

Drill Summary: Set up five cones: one cone in the center of the field about 15 yards in front of the goal and four more around the first cone in a square with about 10 yards between the center cone and the outer cones. The outside cones must each be given a number.

Have the midfielder begin the drill at the middle cone.  The coach yells out a number corresponding to one of the outside cones and the midfielder must approach that cone, break down and then recover back to the middle cone. Players should focus on staying on their toes and keeping their stick in front of their body. The coach can call out anywhere from 4-10 different cones, depending on how long they want the player to do the rep. Cones can also be called out in any order.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Individual Skill Development for Long Stick Midfielders.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Move the Ball Within the Man Up Offense!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sean Kirwan, Brown University assistant coach, helps his players work on their ball movement abilities within the “Loaded Passing” drill. The drill trains athletes to catch a ball loaded and be ready to score, before passing to an open teammate who has a better chance to get the team a point.

Loaded Passing

Drill Summary: Set up with five players in a circle of 15-20 yards in diameter. In the middle of the circle, place a ball bag or some other object. On the coach’s command, players pass the ball around the circle, working on quick ball movement and calling out “one more” to simulate a game situation where you’re trying to beat the defense’s rotation. The progression of the drill is to add one step after catching each ball to mimic the desire to attack the goal. Have each player’s toe point directly at the ball bag in the center of the circle on their step.

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

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Be in the Correct Position on Defense!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Marquette University head coach and U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team assistant coach, Joe Amplo, shows you a drill for positioning on defense. To keep offensive players from gaining an advantage, being in the right spot on the field depending on the location of the ball is crucial for a team’s success.

Live Approach Drill

Drill Summary: This drill is designed to work on a defender’s approach off of two passes. Set up with a single defender five yards in front of the goal (landmark position), an offensive player 10 yards behind the cage, an offensive player on the wing and one more out front. When the ball is with the offensive player out front, the defender should be in landmark position. As it’s passed to the wing, the defender should begin their approach and get to roughly halfway between landmark and their man (the player behind the cage). If the ball is passed to the player behind the cage, the defender completes their approach while staying in a good stance. During the drill, pass the ball between the offensive players at full speed and have the defender work on their positioning.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Fixing Common Defensive Mistakes.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!




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