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Off Season Lacrosse Training Program [ARTICLE]

by Sports Fitness Advisor on

You could argue that off season training is the most important phase of any sport-specific conditioning plan. Not only will it help the athlete to recover...... Continue

Speed and Agility Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Purpose: This drill helps develop short-distance lateral speed, balance, and body control. It can also be used to test agility skill. Setup: Place...... Continue

Lacrosse Agility Tests [ARTICLE]

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Agility is the ability to perform multi-directional movement patterns without a decrease in speed and reactivity to external stimuli (either fixed or dynamic). This requires the synthesis of the neurological system and...... Continue

32 Box Drill [ARTICLE]

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Purpose: Emphasize moving to the ball (offense) and on ball and recovery techniques (defense). Setup: Set up cones 10 to 12 yards apart to form a box. Three offensive players stand at three corners of the box, and two defensive men...... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once had. ... Continue

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