Watch as Coach John Danowski explains and players demonstrate these warm-up shooting drills. Turn the corner, step away, rocker step, and inside roll are highlighted. Each drill is executed from the right and left with […]
Watch as Coach Sarah Kellner explains and players demonstrate this house passing drill. Players are asked to move the ball high to low and low to high to try and get the defense to turn […]
By: Tom Howley Originally Published in: Complete Conditioning for Lacrosse Provided by: Human Kinetics The mental and psychological demands of lacrosse are extensive. Mental focus, consistency, and communication are essential components of success and are […]
Watch as Coach Andrew Fink explains and players demonstrate this warm up line drill with an emphasis on stick skills. This is a “playing fast” drill with multiple reps and touches for the players.
Watch as Coach Jen Muston explains and players demonstrate this shooting from the top drill, front door cut. The ball is passed to the wing and the passer runs at an angle away from the […]
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Effective coaches devote considerable time to identifying and creating training activities for their athletes. But even the most creative and engaging […]
The following guidelines are from the “Defenseman’s Bible,” courtesy of The USILA Coaches Kit. 1. Keep body and feet moving. 2. Keep stick on stick side of offensive player. 3. Use your field sense to identify the areas that are most…
Watch as Coach JB Clarke explains and midfielders demonstrate this angry scoring drill.
Watch as Coach Ron Caputo explains and players demonstrate this hitch and go shooting drill. The player catches the ball and hitches (fakes a shot) and then drives to the goal for a shot.
Watch as an assistant coach explains and players demonstrate this footwork and ground ball drill. Defenders must shuffle through the cones and attack the ground ball. To make it more competitive, two defenders go at […]
By: Jack Kaley and Rich Donovon Originally Published in: Lacrosse Essentials Provided by: Human Kinetics A defensive set some teams use against the 3-3 set is the box and one. In this defense, one man, […]
The following drills are geared specifically toward the motion offense. Some of the drills can be run in separate position triangles. You can work the attack triangle without opposition to learn timing and gain…
Watch as Coach Lars Tiffany explains and players demonstrate this Outlets – Upfield Breakouts Drill.
Watch as Coach Mike Morgan explains and players demonstrate this meat grinder drill that works on both the interior offense and defense.
Watch as Coach Remington Steele explains and defenders demonstrate this rapid checking drill. Aim for the top outside area of the opponents stick when checking to dislodge the ball.
By: Don Zimmerman and Peter England Originally Published in: Men’s Lacrosse Provided by: Human Kinetics Cutting strategy revolves around three key issues: timing, field position, and techniques for cutting near the crease. Cutting requires proper […]
Watch as Coach J.B. Clarke explains and players demonstrate this triangle stickwork drill emphasizing communication and focus.
Watch as Coach Dan Keating explains and midfielders demonstrate this money cut drill. This ball behind-the-net drill prevents one defender from covering two offensive players.
By: Tom Howley Originally Published in: Complete Conditioning for Lacrosse Provided by: Human Kinetics MEDICINE BALL OVERHEAD TOSS Upper-body strength and power are essential for ball control, stick handling, and contact. Purpose This exercise develops […]
The box jump is a great tool for working on double-leg explosiveness. Training with box jumps improves the vertical and broad jumps and helps improve on-field speed by simulating the sudden burst of speed from a stationary…
Watch as Coach JB Clarke explains and players demonstrate the Clemens Stickwork Drill.
Watch as Coach Lars Tiffany explains and players demonstrate this defensive holds drill. This drill is focused on maintaining good defensive position while working on fist holds vs righty and lefty offensive players.
Watch as players execute this 3-man full field ground ball drill. This transition drill emphasizes stick work, passing and communication.
Coaching With an Appropriate Leadership Style By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Leadership is generally defined as a process of influence. A coach’s leadership style, then, comprises […]
Of all of the major sports played in this country, none features so many quick and multi-directional movements as lacrosse. Basketball is similar…
Watch as Coach Mike Faith explains and players demonstrate these one on one dodge drills from behind the net and up top.
Watch as Coach Andrew Fink explains and players demonstrate this adjacent sliding concepts defensive T-Drill that emphasizes position and communication.
Lacrosse is by nature an explosive sport. When you’re training to improve your explosiveness, it’s not strength in terms of pure numbers that’s truly important.
When my 9-year old son, Matthew, asked me if I would replace the image of Paul Rabil that had taken up residence as the screensaver on my phone for the…
Watch as this box shooting drill is explained with emphasis on spacing and cutting.