By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Mark Petrone coaches alongside highly successful Haverford School Head Coach, John Nostrant. This is a fast-paced shooting drill that gets the players a high number of shots on goal in a short amount of time. This drill reinforces technique and is a great way to work on placement.
Warm Up Shooting Drill
How it Works: Form two lines of players, five yards outside each pipe and 20 yards out from the cage. One player passes to the other side, who catches and then takes a shot. The player who passed, receives the next pass from the other side for the next shot. And it continues in that fashion at a high pace.
Know where you want to place the ball before you get it
Show your back to the goalie, then follow through with your shoulders
Shoot hard and overhand, and point where you want the shot to go
To increase the challenge, give your players a defined area to shoot at such as a lower corner, far side pipe, high corner. This same drill can also be done from different distances from the front of the cage.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Assistant Coach Mark Petrone of The Haverford School, has his team work for plays initiating from behind the cage. The Island Curl incorporates dodging, change of direction, quick release, and a mid-range shot.
How it Works: The drill begins with a passer (with a pile of balls) 20 yards above the cage and the others at X. A player at X with the ball initiates a dodge, runs up to the five and five (5 yds outside and 5 yds above the goal), rolls and takes a quick shot. He then rolls outside at the ten and ten, receives a pass and takes an outside shot at the goal.
Drill Tips: It is a great drill for Attackmen, but is also good for Middies for conditioning and shooting in tight space. The players standing at X need to be paying attention to shots that are off the mark.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Mark Petrone was part of the coaching staff that led The Haverford School to a 2011 LaxPower High School Boys Lacrosse National Championship title. Coach Petrone develops his players’ shooting and the team’s offense. Using this drill will reinforce correct player and ball movement.
There are two separate lines of players, each twenty yards above GLE and on the hash marks (five to ten yards outside of the pipes) with another player closer to the goal – approximately five to ten yards above the right pipe and at the hash marks.
To begin, the top player on the right passes to the top player on the left who dodges towards the cage. He turns and passes back to the initial feeder who has moved towards the middle (between the two hash lines). He then passes the ball down to the player that began closer to the cage for a shot. This drill incorporates dodging and then reversing the ball from one side of the cage to the other by passing back to the top player.
Remind the dodger and the player closer to the cage to stay wide in order to spread the defense and create space for shooting.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Mark Petrone, Assistant Coach at the Haverford School, puts the team through a great pre-game warm-up drill to tune up the sticks. This drill is intended to strengthen shooting fundamentals, passing, and shooting with constant motion. Here you will get a fast-paced shooting drill that is easy on the legs due to limited running.
3 Man Shooting Drill
Player Movements: Divide the players into three spots in the shape of a triangle above the cage. The passing order is right-side to middle and then left-side to the right-side (you pass and then you get a shot).
Drill Essentials: This drill relies heavily upon proper player movement and rotation. By rotating positions, the players get the opportunity to work on shooting with both hands.
Drill Tips: Remind the players to get the shot off quickly.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Assistant Coach Mark Petrone of The Haverford School puts the team through a warm up drill. This exercise is intended to strengthen shooting fundamentals and shooting with constant motion. This warm-up isn’t very strenuous on the players, but allows them to achieve a high number of shots in a short period of time.
Warm Up Drill: Fake High, Shoot Low
Player Movements: Split the shooters into two lines, each five yards above GLE and 10 yards off the pipes. The first player passes to the other line and that player runs to the island in front of the cage, fakes high and then shoots low to a corner. The player that made the first pass is now the receiver and takes his turn shooting.
Drill Essentials: The players should call for the ball, make the fake high and snap the ball down hard.
Drill Tips: The key to this drill is for the players to be in constant motion and to keep both lines moving at a quick pace.