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Develop Better Individual Defense with this 1 vs. 1 Activity!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jason Breyo, Lambert (GA) High School Assistant Coach, shows you a 1 vs. 1 defensive drill that will help athletes learn the basics of playing good individual defense. This will also lead to developing the skills needed to play good team defense. Coach Breyo begins by teaching the developing defenders the importance of quick footwork in order to play solid defense. 

1 vs. 1 Defense

Player Movements: This drill begins by having a defensive player take on an attackman without using the long pole. As the drill progresses and the player now uses the D-pole. The defenders are instructed again on proper positioning, using an effective poke check, staying on the attackman’s hands, and keeping the stick in front of the man.

Drill Essentials: For the attackman, emphasize the importance of beginning a drive with their off-hand, switching hands, and roll dodging. For the defender, focus on proper stance, direction that he wants to drive the offensive player, use of the drop step, shuffling his feet, and effective pushing.

Drill Tips: The defender should work on cutting across the crease to get a better angle on the attacker and keep them from getting closer to the goal.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Defensive Skills & Drills for Youth Lacrosse.” If you’re interested in more Individual Defense videos, click here.




Encourage Better Passing and Communication in Youth Players!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, November 8, 2013

Long time youth volleyball coach and president of the Eastside Volleyball Club, Tim Vande Schraaf, helps young athletes with passing techniques and encourages them to call for the ball. Parents can get involved in this drill which develops their understanding of the game too.

Bump Machine

Because the players are young, expectations are not high based on their developing abilities so methods of moving the drill along are discussed. The drill should be run in both directions so players get accustomed to moving both ways. A variation on the drill can use overhead passing.

View an additional clip from the video: Tips, Techniques & Drills for Teaching Young Kids Volleyball.  Also, view other Youth Volleyball Coaching videos from our massive Volleyball collection!






New Lacrosse Video for Your Youth Team!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, October 25, 2013

Ken “Bear” Davis has coached at the youth, high school and NCAA Division I levels and has also led a professional team. Using whiteboard diagrams and on-field demonstrations, Coach Davis teaches lacrosse fundamentals by utilizing concepts that may be familiar to young players from their experiences with other sports, playground activities and party games.

Championship Practice Drills for Womens Lacrosse

  • Learn how to use concepts from other sports to introduce and teach lacrosse skills

 

  • Learn how to keep young athletes interested and engaged in practice

 

  • Discover techniques that parents and new coaches can use to develop lacrosse fundamentals

 

 

More Lacrosse Instruction Featuring Kenneth (Bear) Davis:

25 Game Speed Shooting Drills for Lacrosse

 

 

 




New Baseball Video: 7-Cycle High Octane Drills!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In this innovative approach to practice organization, Rob Warnock shows you how one coach can run a full team practice efficiently and effectively providing his players with as many position-related reps as possible in the least amount of time. High numbers of practice reps are crucial for players to reach their potential.

Introduction to Swing Offense

 

  • This 7-cycle high octane defensive drill generates 850 reps in 35 minutes!

 

  • Maximize practice reps with a limited number of coaches – or only one coach

 

  • Learn how to immediately implement this proven practice template or modify it to fit your team and your philosophy 

 

 

 

iPracticeBuilder is a revolutionary iPad app that allows baseball coaches to build, store and share practice plans.

iPracticeBuilder App Build a Practice Plan in Munutes!




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