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Enhance Your Footwork and Movement!

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

Joe Amplo, Marquette University head coach and U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team assistant coach, believes playing the defensive back position is almost like playing defensive midfield. In this footwork routine, you’ll learn a few drills designed to improve posture, movement and agility.

Footwork Drills

Drill Summary: Athletes start in a horizontal line (three players at a time, about 3-5 yards between each player) about 15 yards in front of a coach. On the whistle, players run forward until the coach points a certain direction. Whichever way the coach points, that’s where the defenders slide to while maintaining good defensive posture.

Another drill in the video involves defending a cone. Players line up in a single file line and the first person in the line steps forward to guard the second player in line. On the whistle, the defender works to keep the offensive player from reaching a cone behind them by using good defensive fundamentals.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Start and finish in good posture.
2) Hands at hip height.
3) Butts low.
4) Head up entire time.

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

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Learn an Effective Attacking Drill from 2013 NCAA Champ, Jenny Levy!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Head Coach for the 2013 National Championship UNC Women’s Lacrosse team, Jenny Levy, gives you a great drill for building technique on finding or creating cutting lanes, taking a shot, and learning to take advantage of a defender’s positioning. It teaches players to be aggressive in their attack and to use their vision to find scoring opportunities.

The Fish Hook Drill

A defensive player is optional, as seen in the video, since the focus of the drill is the fish hook motion and the cut. An additional option for the drill is to have the feeder looking for an option to shoot on goal as well.

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Championship Practice Drills for Women’s Lacrosse.” To view the latest video selections on Women’s Lacrosse, click here.






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