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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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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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Learning to Anticipate Where to Pass Before Receiving the Ball.

Learning to Anticipate Where to Pass Before Receiving the Ball.

Being able to anticipate where you want to pass a ball before the ball is in your possession is one of those factors that separates  average players with elite players. I was reminded this morning of this after I received my weekly newsletter from CoachRB. Great shooters prepare two passes ahead. Average shooters just one pass ahead. [...]

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Top 3 Reasons Why Your Practices Suck

Having experienced the thrill of coaching thousands of practices and watching others do the same, here are the top reasons why some practices fail while others are very successful. 1) No one told me about avoiding the 3 L’s Ask any veteran coach and this will be the first piece of advice they give rookies. [...]

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A Few Thoughts on 2015 US Lacrosse Convention

A Few Thoughts on 2015 US Lacrosse Convention

The lacrosse community descended on Baltimore this past weekend for the annual convention. I attended both Friday and Saturday, took part in many of the speaker talks as well as visited the exhibit hall. For the first time in a few years, Kudda was not a vendor as the exhibiting fee has increased so much [...]

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Top 4 Skills Needed for Lacrosse?

Top 4 Skills Needed for Lacrosse?

  In a recent post, I wrote about the importance of the 80/20 Rule. In a nutshell, the 80/20 Rule states that coaches should spend 80% of their time on the top 3-5 skills for their sport. In other words, focus on the most important skills and become GREAT at those skills. Do we really [...]

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90 for 90. 90 Programs in 90 Days

90 for 90. 90 Programs in 90 Days

     Kudda’s mission is to help coaches become GREAT coaches. We feel that the impact a GREAT coach has on the players is exponential. A coach will impact 15 players a season or possibly 40 players a year. Over the coach’s lifetime over 500 players may be positively impacted. We want to help coaches [...]

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Follow-up to McCormick Article on Skill Development

Follow-up to McCormick Article on Skill Development

     In yesterday’s post Brian McCormick asks why are kids not learning basic skills in basketball. He points out that teams will run lots of plays and defenses but that the players don’t see HOW to play. He comments that kids also have zero athletic skills and can’t do basics like pushups and skipping.     Brian [...]

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