Watch as Kevin Reisman explains and a player demonstrates this clockwork drill. This drill is for preventing a stalemate in a 50-50 face-off. Keep the reps at a fast pace as this is a great […]
Watch as Coach Sarah Kellner explains and players demonstrate this defensive shuttle drill. The drill consists of three attackers and one defender with defensive emphasis on approach and body position. The defender is forcing the […]
By: Don Zimmerman and Peter England Originally Published in: Men’s Lacrosse Provided by: Human Kinetics Picks and posts are screens used by offensive players to block a defender. One offensive player positions his body near […]
Watch as Coach Dan Keating explains and players demonstrate this 3-second drill. This drill emphasizes building offense off ground balls. The ball is swung from the strong side to the weak side, attacking the back […]
Watch as Coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein explains and players demonstrate attacking a face guard with this sweeping slides drill. The drill lengthens and removes the 2nd defender from the dodger.
By: Jack Kaley and Rich Donovan Originally Published in: Lacrosse Essentials Provided by: Human Kinetics Swarming refers to a team concept in which all six offensive players react to all loose balls in their offensive […]
Watch as Kevin Reisman explains and a player demonstrates this ball placement face-off drill. The purpose is to get the ball out quickly and on target.
Watch as Coach Aly Messinger explains and players demonstrate this curl shooting drill. The drill emphasizes feeding and cutting with the cutter moving in the direction of the feeder before turning the hips and shoulder […]
By: Don Zimmerman and Peter England Originally Published in: Men’s Lacrosse Provided by: Human Kinetics A cutter is an off-ball opponent who uses change of direction and change of speed to create space, to break […]
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.