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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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5 Factors to Consider When Developing Your Practice

5 Factors to Consider When Developing Your Practice

80/20 Rule This simple rule states that coaches should spend 80% of their time working on the top 20% of the most important skills. In other words, become great at the most important skills. Determine what those skills are and spend most of your time focused on improving those skills.   Skills vs Game Situations [...]

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What College Lacrosse Coaches Say and What They Should Say

What College Lacrosse Coaches Say and What They Should Say

Quotes we hear from college lacrosse coaches… “We play an up-tempo, transition fast paced offense with high pressure defense” Every single lacrosse coach who presented at US Lacrosse Convention said this as part of their introduction Really? Then why did the men’s game have to institute a shot clock? What they should all really say… [...]

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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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Coaches: Control the “Controllables”

Coaches: Control the “Controllables”

                  What do you, as a coach, control? Effort Heart Preparation Passion Pace of play Reactions What we don’t control: Weather Bad calls Lucky shots, and a hot opponent Stronger opponents Difficult playing conditions Injuries

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Video Drill: Lacrosse 1v1 to a 4v4 Buildup

Video Drill: Lacrosse 1v1 to a 4v4 Buildup

This is a great drill to get players building a progression starting with a 1v1, then a 2v2, to a 3v3 and then to a 4v4. The drill starts with a 1v1 in the corner and it is simply mano to mano. Offense is focused on beating the defender and going to goal. The defender [...]

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