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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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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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Sideways 3v2 Lacrosse Drill

Sideways 3v2 Lacrosse Drill

This is a great drill to get a lot of reps while teaching some great concepts. Not all 3v2′s are from the middle of the field. Often, there’s a unbalanced situation originating from the side and this drills mimics those moments. Some offensive concepts to stress: Draw and Dish- never allow 1 defender to play [...]

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“There’s No Shaking Hands In Baseball”

“There’s No Shaking Hands In Baseball”

 OK, so maybe Tom Hanks’ character didn’t really say this in “League of Their Own”, but he would’ve been right if he had. The post game handshake. Symbolic of good sportsmanship and the understanding that it was only a game. Throughout youth sports, we teach our players that at the end of the game, we [...]

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