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Get Athletes to Protect the Ball and Survey the Field!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ann Elliott, head women’s coach at the University of Colorado, teaches her players to read the defense and exploit its vulnerabilities. The “Offensive Stickwork & Defensive Footwork” drill does a great job of training players to protect the ball from the defense while keeping their eyes up to spot attacking opportunities.

Offensive Stickwork & Defensive Footwork

Drill Summary: Set up a line of cones across the field with five yards between each cone. A coach stands near the end of the line of cones, while the players line up at the beginning in pairs of offense and defense. Each pair of players goes up the field. The offensive player carries a ball and does a “stop and go” or “rocker dodge” at every cone. The defensive player shuffles their feet, throws checks and focuses on staying balanced. While this is happening, the coach at the end of the cones holds up different numbers with their hands every few seconds. The offensive players must shout out which number the coach is holding up. Do this exercise down and back on the field.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Shuffle feet on defense.
2) Throw checks on defense.
3) Do “stop and go” and “rocker dodge” at cones on offense.
4) Stay balanced on defense.

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

Help Your Blockers Read the Attack with This Vision Drill!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, December 6, 2013

Former high school coach and 2x Olympian, Kim Oden has her players run through a ‘Vision Drill’ which helps blockers recognize the direction of the attacking hit. Have your blockers focus on the positioning of the attacker’s shoulders throughout this sequence.

Vision Drill

Use three different types of tosses and hits to challenge your blockers.

View an additional clip from the video: The Complete Guide to Blocking: Technique, Tactics & Drills.  Also, view other Blocking videos from our massive Volleyball collection!


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