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React and Shoot Quickly in Front of the Net!

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

Ann Elliott, head women’s coach at the University of Colorado, uses this shooting drill to teach her players to make a quick decision when shooting in front of the goal. In this drill, players will not only learn to shoot quicker, but also with more accuracy.

Shooting Drill

Drill Summary: A goalie begins in the net, the drilling player begins five yards in front of the net, and six players space out evenly with one ball each, 10 yards in front of the net. On the coach’s whistle, the first player with a ball feeds the drilling player, who must quickly face the net and attempt to sneak a ball past the goalie. Continue down the line, feeding balls to the drilling player until they’ve had six attempts. Set a time limit (coach Elliott recommends about 35 seconds) to prevent players from taking too long. Keep track of how many shots each player makes, then rotate.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Quick decisions.
2) Clean receptions.
3) Accurate shots.
4) Fake out the goalie.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Stickwork & Shooting Drills for Women’s Lacrosse.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!

“Swat the Fly” to Become a Better Shooter!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ron Caputo, Duke University assistant coach, runs his players through this drill to discourage cradling the ball when shooting. In addition to learning to not cradle the ball, players will also learn to properly exchange their weight when making a shot on goal.

Swat the Fly

Drill Summary: Players form a single file line facing the sideline about 6-7 yards in front of the goal. A coach stands roughly five yards in front of the line with a bunch of balls. To begin, the first player in line steps up and gets in a position similar to a tennis player when they serve the ball, with the arm back over their head and only one hand on the stick. The coach lobs a ball up to where the player can easily catch it, and the player immediately fires a shot into the goal using one hand. Coach Caputo usually gives each player 2-4 reps at a time so they can develop muscle memory.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Don’t cradle the ball.
2) Good weight shift.
3) Focus on form, not accuracy.
4) Hand position on the stick.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “15 Drills for Building a Successful Shooting Program.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!


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