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Work on a Variety of Lacrosse Skills in One Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Director of Team ONE lacrosse and former head coach of the Chicago Machine, John Combs, teaches his youth players a variety of skills at one time in the All-In-One drill. Players will learn to field ground balls, pass the ball, make J-turns and make over-the-shoulder passes.

All-In-One Drill

Drill Summary: This is a three player drill. Begin with two players on the sideline with one player facing them, about 15 yards away. To begin, one player on the sideline rolls a ball out and the other sideline player must run out and scoop it up. After retrieving the ball, the player passes it to the third person in the drill. That player must then quickly return the ball to the person who just passed it to them, then run back toward the sideline before receiving a pass over their shoulder. Finally, the receiver passes back to the player on the sideline, who passes back to the thrower and the whole process is repeated.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Accurate throws.
2) Scooping ability.
3) Good cuts and turns.
4) Call out names on passes.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Fundamental Skills and Drills for Youth Lacrosse.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!










Encourage Your Youth Lacrosse Players to Pass the Ball!

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

In this drill aimed at the youth lacrosse player, head coach Kenneth “Bear” Davis of the Ohio Machine (MLL) teaches young athletes that assists can be fun too. Davis calls assists “apples,” which makes sharing the apples a rewarding experience for kids.

Apples are Unselfish

Drill Summary: If you have a player or two on your team that are great at splitting and ripping, they need to be able to pass if the defense starts keying in on them. To set up this drill, have the drilling player stand about twenty yards in front of the goal with the coach about halfway between. To begin, the coach tosses a ball to the player, who must catch the ball with a left handed grip. After catching the ball, the player runs at the coach, splits just before getting to the coach, attacks the goal, then passes off to another player who is standing on the other side of the goal for an assist. Make sure to switch directions after awhile so players can work on both hands.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Work on using both hands.
2) Make it look like you’re going to shoot before passing.
3) Switch with the ball facing you (to protect it).
4) Keep your eyes up.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Stick Handling & Shooting Drills for Youth Lacrosse.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!




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