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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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Disrupt Passing Lanes with a Knockdown Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lars Tiffany, Brown University head men’s lacrosse coach and two time Ivy League champion, shows you a drill that will help defensemen knock down more passes in front of the goal. Coach Tiffany’s exercise forces defensemen to jump to the ball and recover as they attempt to disrupt passing lanes.

3 vs. 1 Knockdown Drill

Drill Summary: Set up in a triangle formation with an offensive player about 15 yards in front of the net, another about 10 yards toward the sideline from the first player, and one just in front of the goal on the same side. Meanwhile, a defensive player steps into the skip lane between the first and third offensive player. Offensive players pass a ball between each other while the defenseman jumps to each pass. The goal is for the defensive player to knock down passes. Make sure offensive players take some chances to work on game-like situations for the defenseman.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Quick passes.
2) Defenseman jumps to the ball.
3) Use the stick to intercept and deflect balls.
4) Stay in a good stance.

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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Mimic Joe Amplo’s NASCAR 1-3-2 Set!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A big part of the philosophy for Joe Amplo, Marquette University head coach and U.S. Men’s Lacrosse National Team assistant coach, is to use drills that mimic game-like situations and actions in practice. For Coach Amplo’s NASCAR 1-3-2 set, he uses the “4-Man Open Heat” drill to simulate long passes and dodges.

4-Man Open Heat

Drill Summary: To begin, a dodger stays tight to the dodge line and passes to an attackman underneath the goal. To get open, the attackman V-cuts out and executes a pull pass to another attackman on the opposite side of the goal. That attackman then passes to the last middie in front of the goal, who shoots at the net.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Dodger stays tight to dodge line.
2) V-cut to get open.
3) Accurate passes.
4) SPEED.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Drills for Mimicking Your Offense: Pairs, 1-3-2 & 1-4-1.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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