Watch as Coach Erik Adamson explains, diagrams, then shows video of this extra-man offense stickwork drill. There are 3 key points of emphasis for the drill: body language (or hunting the ball), stick positioning, and […]
Kate Leavell explains that fear is a powerful tool that works as a short-term motivational tool but requires more and more overtime to be effective. Eventually fear does not work, as the recipient tunes it […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Keep the discussion with your athlete and parents alive, but never forget that you are the coach, and you have your own […]
Watch as Coach discusses the 656 Drill by showing diagrams and aerial footage of practice video. The drill starts with a 6v6 with ball movement and no shots. A coach will call out a defensive […]
Watch as Coach discusses film analysis and where to start for scouting an opponent or a self-scout. He recommends if you see something you think is significant, clip it whether you use it or not. […]
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Coaching Better Every Season – a lofty standard indeed, yet a very attainable one. The time-tested principles and strategies of quality […]
Watch as Coach Brian Phipps plays with his heel on top of the pipe as he wants to stay athletic and keep everything the same. His rib cage touches the pipe and he also has […]
Watch as Coaches Merrick Thomson and Scott Marr discuss, and players demonstrate this laker shooting drill that incorporates passing and pick play.
If you want to be a good individual coach, then you should be a good “team” coach with your peers and other coaches. Coach Tierney encourages other coaches to share ideas but be respectful of […]
Watch as Coach explains and shows video of this 4v4 box defensive focus drill. The drill involves defending a large area with less people, making it more challenging as there is more ground to cover […]
Watch as Dr. Dale discusses how to establish credibility with athletes. Preparedness, empathy, and honesty are all keys to success. Dr. Dale also explains the importance of giving kids a purpose on the team. Like […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. AlanSteinJr.com I try to build my success, brick by brick, and aim to get a little better every day. One of my focal points is improving my leadership. The words ‘coach’ […]
Watch as Coach Francis and Coach Harren explain and demonstrate this limbo GB faceoff drill. The player wants to get low, sink the hips and get their nose over the ball while almost scraping their […]
Watch as Coach explains and shows practice clips of this deep catch and shoot drill. The player will catch the ball deep and step down making sure to keep balanced. The 2nd part of the […]
Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning by Coach Mickey Marley I made this statement earlier, but I think it bears repeating. I often would ask my players this question: ‘How many […]
Coach explains that the USA Drill is her team’s favorite drill. Always start with 2 defenders as the drill begins as 3v2, goes to 4v3 and eventually 5v4. The offense is working on their shape […]
Change speeds entering and exiting a dodge. Going into a dodge you want to be at 75 MPH and coming out at 100 MPH as this creates maximum separation from the defender.
Watch as Coach Jay Mauro discusses this wolf clearing drill for the entire team that promotes communication and defensive stick skills.
Watch as Coach discusses issues and fixes for goalie play. Dropping the hands is common and he suggests starting the hands lower and dropping the hips. With false steps, make sure the goalie has the […]
Watch as Jeff explains how kids can start to ‘check out’ if their expectations are not met and how this can make it hard for them to demonstrate leadership. He discusses that kids need to […]
By: Jack Kaley and Rich Donovan Originally Published in: Lacrosse Essentials Provided by: Human Kinetics Incorporate extra-man offense against man-down defense during practice while other team members work on specific skills, settled offense, half-field transition […]
Watch as Coach explains, and a player demonstrates this statue shooting drill for midfielders. Since shooting on the run is difficult, this drill teaches the last piece necessary by isolating the movement and focusing on […]
Watch as Coach explains, and players demonstrate this backhand protection ground ball drill. The offensive player must field the ground ball and protect the backhand with their body. The trailing defender is trying to dig […]
By: John Klessinger, Head Wrestling Coach – South River HS (MD) Dear High School Athlete, I am going to discuss the valuable lessons we learn from playing high school sports and how you should approach […]
Post your practice plan daily. Communicating with your players is more important than ever as everyone wants to know information now. Besides the practice plan you should post the depth chart, scouting reports, and game […]
Make your highlight reel short and to the point. Coach explains that time is always a factor so a recruit’s best highlights should be at the beginning of the reel. Also present some edited game […]
Watch as Coach Joe Alberici discusses this 2v2 to 3v2 progression called ‘The 29 Drill’ that promotes quick passing and off-ball movement.
Watch as Coach discusses scouting your opponents and developing a scouting report. He has developed a scout/exchange schedule that allows him to film opponents or have a film exchange. This allows for a 2-page scouting […]
Watch as Coach explains that whatever base the goalie plays, they should use that base on the pipes. They should be comfortable and save-ready, keeping the inside hand on the post and tracking the ball […]
By: Lee Green, J.D. Provided by: NFHS: High School Today Chisholm v. St. Mary’s City School District In a highly unusual ruling based on an atypical analysis of the legal boundaries governing the motivational language […]