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Practice Picking Up Midfield Attackers!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jack Kaley, German National Team head coach for the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships, presents a practice drill that pits two defenders against three offensive players in a numbers disadvantage situation. Defenders will work on sliding up to stop the ball and rotating accordingly.

Away Drill

Drill Summary: Set up with a goalie in the net, an offensive player and a defensive player five yards in front of the goal, another offensive and defense player 10 yards in front of the goal, and a midfielder at midfield with a ball. On the whistle, the midfielders sprints directly toward the goal. When they’re about 20 yards away, they must choose to go right or left. After the midfielder has chosen a side, the defender closest to the ball must run up and take the ball while the other defender rotates. The midfielder should attempt to throw a pass to the offensive player who’s open, and they try to score the ball.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Top defender picks up ball.
2) Defense needs to rotate.
3) Offense passes to the open man.
4) Defense needs to get in passing lanes, if possible.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Practice Drills for Building Solid Fundamentals.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!

Make the Most of Your Field Hockey Practice with These DVDs!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Nine-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Enza Steele, and two-time state championship coach, Matt Soto, present a variety of skills and drills for field hockey players and coaches! These competitive activities and games will give you ideas on how to get your team in great game condition, as well as add some variety to your practices to make it more enjoyable for your players. See how these Field Hockey DVDs can help you and your team:

Practice Planning & Drills for Field Hockey

  • Plan and execute a more organized, efficient and engaging practice for your program
  • Improve your shooting skills and ball control
  • Discover how you can incorporate a fitness component into each area of your practice

Developing the High School Striker and Midfielder

  • Develop your midfielders on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field
  • Create scoring opportunities for your forwards by improving your elimination skills
  • Learn how to lure defenders and goalkeepers away to create space for teammates to receive a pass
  • Train your players to shoot from both sides to keep defenders guessing on which way they will go

Developing the High School Goalkeeper

  • Learn what it takes to be a great goal keeper and how to keep the ball out of your net!
  • Execute proper kicking technique for accuracy and direction when clearing the ball from the circle
  • Develop footwork and balance to shift with a changing angle of attack
  • Learn various saving techniques such as lunging, cross over kicks, diving and aerial shot saves




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