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Improve Your Shooting in Lacrosse by Following This Simple Concept

Improve Your Shooting in Lacrosse by Following This Simple Concept

Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed A few months ago I posted an article about practicing Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed…link to article. I came across a video I made this summer of a lacrosse practice where the players are taking Game Shots and Game Spots at Game Speed. This [...]

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Secrets to Better Practice Plans

Secrets to Better Practice Plans

     In my recent presentation to the Massachusetts PE teaches, the MAPHERD convention, I focused on how we can create better practice plans that actually taught instead of just keeping players busy. The great John Wooden said, “Never mistake activity for achievement.”      The problem that was addressed was the common scenario of [...]

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Using Kudda Games to Help Teach Lacrosse

Using Kudda Games to Help Teach Lacrosse

Over the past few years we have heard from countless coaches throughout the country comment on how they use the Kudda Game of the Week to help teach various facets of the game to their players. It is an excellent way to see how the drills and offenses that teams work on in practice are [...]

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Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed

Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed

“Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed” What a wonderful concise message to send to our players during practice when they are shooting around. This goes for all sports. How many times do we see kids arriving to practice early and taking shots that they will never take during a game? In basketball it’s [...]

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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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A Great 2v1 Drill to Get Your Practices Started

A Great 2v1 Drill to Get Your Practices Started

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

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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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