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One-On-One Defensive Drill [ARTICLE]

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Purpose: To learn proper body position when defending against a dodger. Setup: A coach or teammate is positioned on the end line, facing the back of the goal, with a stick and a ball; the player is five yards...... Continue

Transition Defense - Types of Breaks [ARTICLE]

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The defensive transition game involves defending various types of breaks: 6v5, 5v4, 4v3, 3v2, and 2v1. The defense wants to compress the area that they have to defend by getting back into the hole...... Continue

Drills For Timing The Bow Tie [ARTICLE]

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The following drills, shown in figures 3.7 to 3.9, are competitive drills with active defenders. Each drill follows the same setup and execution. All these drills isolate important parts of the offense. Once players master the individual...... Continue

Motion Offense - Teaching the Triangles [ARTICLE]

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Progression 1: Motion Offense-Teaching the Triangle. To teach motion offense and its concepts, begin with one triangle at a time. Attack Triangle (3V3)...... Continue

Five Cone Cutting Drill [ARTICLE]

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PURPOSE - To learn how to cut to the feeder. SETUP - Five cones are arranged in a Y shape out in front of the goal. The player is positioned at cone 1. A coach or teammate is behind the goal (at the apex) with a ball.... Continue

Dodging Strategy [ARTICLE]

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The strategy for dodging is based on the concept that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line (when you dodge north-south, this is a straight line). In basketball, you can shoot over the defender. But in lacrosse, you can't...... Continue

Team Offensive Play [ARTICLE]

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Individual offense begins with a single ball carrier and a single defender. Team offense begins with two-man plays, and it progresses to three-man plays and 6v6 offensive sets. This section...... Continue

Line Drills [ARTICLE]

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Proper passing and catching techniques are vital and must be practiced every day. College and some high school teams have been moving away from practicing line drills, which is probably the reason so many of the best programs in the country...... Continue

Creating Offensive Opportunities During The Transition Period [ARTICLE]

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The transition pattern requires the defense to adjust quickly within the restraining line. It is advantageous to attack the goal before the opposing team gets settled into its team defensive scheme. The skill level of the offensive...... Continue

Three-Cone Pick Timing Drill [ARTICLE]

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PURPOSE: To learn how to properly time a pick. SETUP: Three cones are spread out in a linear fashion. ... Continue

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