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A Series of Manup Plays for Boys Lacrosse

A Series of Manup Plays for Boys Lacrosse

Check out these man-up plays. To see the videos of these plays as explained by the Kudda coaches, log into your account or join Kudda today. Series of Man-up Plays for Boys Lacrosse from jrice81

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A Series of Passing Drills for Girls Lacrosse

A Series of Passing Drills for Girls Lacrosse

Looking for new passing drills for your lax practice? Check out these drills from the Kudda video library. Passing and Stickwork Drills for Girls Lacrosse from jrice81

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Using the Invert in Boys Lacrosse

Using the Invert in Boys Lacrosse

Coaches, if you are looking for ways to make the defense uncomfortable, to change their slide packages and to make the defensive middies have to play from behind their goal, consider using an invert style offense. For more specifics see the following slides as well as logging into your Kudda account to see the videos [...]

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Why Games Are Lost: Coaches Don’t Teach Shooting

Why Games Are Lost: Coaches Don’t Teach Shooting

     One of the most important skills in sports is the ability to shoot. Being able to hit those three-pointers and shots from the outside in basketball, or beating the goalie in soccer, lacrosse or hockey is what determines the outcomes in games. Some will argue that defense determines the outcomes but if you can’t [...]

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The Poisonous Culture of Youth Sports

The Poisonous Culture of Youth Sports

     Two articles came out this week that really go after the poisonous culture that has evolved in youth sports. The focus of both is how the youth sports have become controlled by adults and how this is causing The Race to Nowhere as coined by one of the authors, John O’Sullivan. The added pressures, [...]

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Do you Practice SKILLS or Game SITUATIONS?

Do you Practice SKILLS or Game SITUATIONS?

Do you practice skills or game situations?      As I continue to look at the practice plans of coaches, I notice that most coaches focus on practicing Game Situations. Their practices are the ones that jump from one situation to another situation. For basketball, they may go from a transition drill to a defensive rebounding [...]

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How to Create Great Pre and Post Game Talks

How to Create Great Pre and Post Game Talks

How and What to say to your team before and after games. Please remember that EVERYTHING you say and do w/ your team should have a purpose. Coach K and Dean Smith both wrote about how every interaction was pre-planned. The message, location and tone were all thought out ahead of time to maximize the [...]

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Number 1 Coaching Strategy to Winning More Games

Number 1 Coaching Strategy to Winning More Games

     Imagine a seasoned HS varsity team playing against a very skilled team of 11-12 year olds. The younger players can all dodge but they are not going to beat the older players 1v1. They can pass the ball all they want but they won’t be able to penetrate the varsity defense. The varsity players [...]

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