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Learn Backer Options within a Zone Defense!

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

The backer zone defense has been one of the staples of Scott Tucker’s defense during his time as head coach of the Limestone College women’s lacrosse team. In this clip, you’ll see some of the rotations and options that backers have within the defense and how to defend against certain offensive actions.

Backer Options

Drill Summary: Set up in a basic backer zone defense formation (goalie, a player just outside each post, a player on the points of the 8-meter arc, a player on each side of the top of the 8-meter arc, and a player at the top of the 12-meter fan). Next, add an offense. Let the offense pass the ball around the perimeter and cut players through the middle. The backer’s duty is to only double if the ball is inside the 12 meter fan. Let the perimeter players handle the outside offensive players, and only have the backer step up to guard the ball if the perimeter player gets beat. Call out cutters and rotate as the ball is passed around.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Backer only doubles if ball is inside the 12.
2) Rotate opposite the ball.
3) Call out cutters.
4) Recover after rotations.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The Backer Zone Defense.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!

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See How Your Team Can Shutdown the Opponent’s Offense!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In this insightful clip, 6x NCAA Championship Coach, Bill Tierney, guides you through defending carry roll-offs and overloads. Coach Tierney provides excellent explanation on team defensive systems that will shutdown your opponent’s attempts to score. You will learn simple descriptions that any coach can reiterate to their own players to make them smarter athletes.

Zone Defense

Teaching Points: 

Defending Roll-Offs

  • Be more stick aggressive
  • Shut off the roll-off man

Defending Overloads

  • Press out on both adjacents on offense
  • Don’t let the ball move to the other side quickly

The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Adjusting Your Multiple Defensive System to Win!.” View the latest videos on Team Defense.

Learn How to Implement & Beat a Zone Defense!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, November 7, 2013

With the new rule changes, you may be forced to play zone defense to keep out of foul trouble. On the flip side, you’ll need to learn how to beat the zone as well. And for these two topics, we have got you covered! Browse our large collection of zone offense and zone defense instruction from our best selling authors. 


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