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Limit Your Opponent’s Scoring with Zone Pressure Defense

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In 2012, Dennis Short helped his team at Rollins College become the #2 Scoring Offense and #4 Scoring Defense in the country. Coach Short’s 4v3 Drill on zone pressure is a great small sided defensive drill that can be used to progress to other various zone pressure drills. Watching this video clip will give you an understanding of how to improve triangle defensive slides and communication.

4v3 Drill – Zone Pressure Defense

Player Movements: This drill begins with 4 attackers set up in a box around the 8 meter mark and 3 defenders, the defense is matched up against the ball at the top and on the 2 low attackers who are behind.

Drill Essentials: The attacking aspect of the drill is learning to play poised against high pressure defense. As for the defense, the focus is on forcing the ball to your help from the start, playing aggressive defense to take away the passing lane, and being aware that the goalie can serve as a 4th defender.

Drill Tips: Coach Short’s tip for this drill is to use names!!! And be directive. Zone defensive play requires a high amount of directive communication to be successful.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Installing a High Pressure Defense.” If you’re interested in more Team Defense videos, click here.

Install a High Pressure Defense & Use Small Group Games to Get Better Today!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013

We have just come out with two new Lacrosse DVDs featuring Dennis Short, Rollins College Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. He took Rollins from a startup program to the Division II Final Four in just five years! Discover new small sided games that you can use in practice. Also, develop a solid high pressure defense that will prevent the opponent from creating a strong attack.

Small Group Games for Rapid Player Development

  • Develop your players’ skills with fast-paced drills and game-intense reps that will maximize your practice time
  • Build your conditioning right into your practice drills
  • Effectively mirror game situations attackers and defenders will face when playing around the cage

Small Group Games for Rapid Player Development

Installing a High Pressure Defense

  • Create significantly more turnovers and greatly reduce your opponents’ shots on goal
  • Disrupt the settled attack used by many teams
  • Stop reacting to your opponent’s offense and start dictating play with your defense

Installing a High Pressure Defense

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