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Shut Down Your Opponent in a Fast Break!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Training your players to find the ball when the opponent breaks out on the attack can be a difficult task. With the “Basketball Drill” from Franklin & Marshall head coach, Mike Faith, you’ll be able to teach your defenders to adapt and make quick decisions when the opposing team’s offense is bearing down.

Basketball Drill

Drill Summary: To set up, place a line of cones ten yards in front of the restraining line, and have four defenders line up on the restraining line (facing the goal). Three yards behind the defenders, have four offensive players line up. To begin the drill, the coach gives the ball to one of the four offensive players and blows the whistle. Everyone begins running toward the goal, but the defense isn’t allowed to turn around until they get to the cones. Play is live, with the offense trying to score a quick goal and the defense trying to stop them.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Locate the ball.
2) Play the passing lanes.
3) Cut off the ball.
4) Communication.

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


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