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Splitting the Field: Important Concept in Defense

Splitting the Field: Important Concept in Defense

Special thanks to UVA assistant coach Jessy Morgan.

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3v2 West Genny Drill

3v2 West Genny Drill

Special thanks to Winthrop University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach John Sung

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Early Season Practices and What to Focus On

Early Season Practices and What to Focus On

I wrote this article a few years ago and wanted to share it as it still contains some valuable ideas about what coaches should be focused on during the early part of their seasons Early season practices- Habits of great coaches In our discussions with MIAA coaches, the number one mistake they see youth league [...]

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Teach Your Lacrosse Players How to Beat a Zone Defense by Applying Concepts from Basketball

Teach Your Lacrosse Players How to Beat a Zone Defense by Applying Concepts from Basketball

     By applying the same principles used to beat zone defenses in basketball, offenses in lacrosse can benefit and better attack the zone defense. Good basketball coaches, instead of running set plays against a zone defense, should be teaching the players HOW to beat a zone defense. Gap, Distort and Destroy are three very easy [...]

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How Do You Define Yourself as a Coach?

How Do You Define Yourself as a Coach?

     One year while I was teaching we had one of those forced guest-speakers at a faculty meeting under the guise of professional development. As each teacher introduced themselves as, “I teach 5th grade math” or, “I teach 6th grade history”, I was feeling pretty cynical. So when it got to me, I blurted out, [...]

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Man Down Defense in Girls Lacrosse: Box Drill

Man Down Defense in Girls Lacrosse: Box Drill

Special thanks to UVA assistant coach Jessy Morgan

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Defending the 1v1 in Girls Lacrosse

Defending the 1v1 in Girls Lacrosse

Special thanks to Winthrop University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach John Sung

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More Best Practices to Running Great Practices

More Best Practices to Running Great Practices

Last week we went through some of the best methods and strategies to getting the most out of each practice. Many thanks t our basketball guru, Coach Randy Brown for providing some  more best practices which I have tweaked to appeal to the lacrosse coaches. 1) Develop a specific focus for each practice. Ask yourself, [...]

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