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    LXD-05310A:

    with Brooke Eubanks,
    University of California-Berkeley Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    former Stanford University Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    3x member of the Canadian National Team; scored 12 goals for the 3rd place 2009 World Cup Tournament team

    As most coaches know, if you can't score you can't win games, and if you don't have players that are confident with the ball in their sticks in the 8/crease then you don't have confident shooters. Additionally, if you have an offense that is stagnant and not free flowing/thinking then it will be easy to defend.

    Brook Eubanks uses a white board to diagram the various aspects of her offense, which helps to clarify points brought up on the field in practice. She breaks down the offense by starting small and building to full field play. She offers up pointers on her offensive philosophy and how to introduce a new offense to your team.

    You'll see seven drills in this video. The drills start small, with stick work in specific areas of the offensive end, and progressively build into live 7v7 play.

    Developing the Offense - A Philosophy

    Coach Eubanks breaks down offensive movement training in stages: stick work, through 2v2 on half, 3v3 behind, and finally to live 7v7. Once the players have gained confidence with their sticks and with where they are supposed to be on the field, then the addition of defense is not as big of a deal.

    Eubanks does a great job in practice sessions of reinforcing proper technique and form. During the flow of the drill, Coach Eubanks does a great job of speaking to what could be the natural progression of the drill, such as changing it from a continuous drill to a shooting drill.

    Stickwork on the Offensive End

    On the offensive end, players need to be able to handle the ball in tight spaces and have a general idea of movement in order to have a successful offense. By breaking things down into segments of the field (behind, right side of the 8, left side of the 8), Eubanks creates a fertile, easy to grasp learning environment. She shows natural progression of the offense, which helps players learn to recognize game-like situation opportunities and learn sound decision -making skills (like drive or pass to an open teammate).

    2 v 2 - Half the 8 Meter / 3 v 3 behind

    By breaking things down onto half the meter and behind, and incorporating defense, Eubanks' drill makes it more game-like and causes players to start thinking 'outside the box' and make decisions for themselves. It also allows players to see things in a smaller space, which is sometimes easier for the players to learn.

    Coach Eubanks does a great job of creating a practice environment to allow skill reinforcement, situation training and 'lacrosse IQ' development so your players will be game-ready the next time they face man defense!

    70 minutes. 2018.



    LXD-05310B:

    with Brooke Eubanks,
    University of California-Berkeley Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    former Stanford University Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    3x member of the Canadian National Team; scored 12 goals for the 3rd place 2009 World Cup Tournament team

    Through a series of four drills, learn to implement an offensive motion concept that is successful against a zone defense. Utilizing a whiteboard and on-field sessions, Brooke Eubanks shows you how to progressively teach the stickwork, movement, and spacing fundamentals to make your team more effective in finding and utilizing the open spaces a zone defense can concede.

    Eubanks breaks down offensive movement training in stages, stickwork, through 2v2 on half, 3v3 behind, and finally to live 7v7 with and without defenders.

    Stickwork and Movement

    One of the keys to breaking a zone defense is effective, efficient, and purposeful ball movement. Concepts covered include:

    • How the "two-pass" and the skip "two-pass" makes defensive adjustments longer and your offense more difficult to defend.
    • How to collapse a defense with a drive and a "two-pass" and how this quick ball movement creates space and opportunity.
    • How properly-timed cuts further facilitate the creation of opportunities.

    Competitive Build Up

    Learn a 3v2 to 5v4 build up drill that enhances the stickwork and movement fundamentals learned by creating a competitive environment. Eubanks show how spacing and ball movement within the formation helps collapse and wear down a defense. You'll learn efficient attack techniques that emphasize keeping space around the defenders and getting into good shot positions while maintaining the space created.

    Attacking the Zone

    Bring the concepts together in a full play 7v7 offense against a zone defense. Eubanks walks through how players need to be able to drive and handle pressure while looking for an open teammate.

    You will also learn to teach your players opposite the ball to best utilize the space created by their teammates making "sacrificial cuts" by getting into areas off-the-goal where the goalie is not likely to defend.

    This video does a great job breaking down offensive movement, starting small and moving through to 7v7, to show how to look for and create offensive opportunities against the zone.

    54 minutes. 2018.




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    with Andrew Fink,
    Mount Ida College Head Coach,
    8x Conference Champions;
    4x NCAA Division III qualifier,
    3x Coach of the Year NAC/GNAC;
    Boston Storm General Manager (UWLX)

    With an aggressive adjacent defense, there is no need to slide from the crease any more!

    More and more teams are using their long pole and defensive middies to create opportunities to score during the transition to the offensive side of the field. In this video, Andrew Fink presents a series of progressive drills that build an attacking adjacent defensive scheme that will lead to turnovers and offensive chances for your long poles.

    Coach Fink takes you through a Mt. Ida practice, giving you a look at not only how he structures practice, but how he uses that structure to build an entire adjacent scheme with simple drills in under two hours. Starting with the Basketball transition drill that gets the defense involved in the offense, Fink progresses through a series of footwork drills that introduce and reinforce the idea of the off-ball defenders supporting the on-ball defender.

    Footwork Drills that Teach Defenders to Support Each Other

    Through a series of footwork drills, Coach Fink emphasizes the importance of off-ball defenders moving in relation to the on-ball defender. Each of these footwork drills add a piece to the entire adjacent-slide defense as the players work toward more game-like drills.

    Putting It All Together

    In an extended teaching session followed by live repetitions in a 6v6 drill, Fink puts the pieces together and demonstrates all of the concepts of an attacking adjacent-slide defense. He explains how he runs his defensive sets of Black (pressure ball), Blue (support from middle) and Darkness (double). He walks through all areas of the field and explains where each player should be positioned and who the slide is.

    Drills

    It's challenging to roll out a new system or scheme without building up the key instructional components and nuances of what you are trying to teach. Coach Fink introduces 13 drills and situational play options. The drills will develop a defensive player who has the skill and confidence to run an adjacent slide defense where they can "hunt" the ground ball down and join the transition to offense creating opportunities to score.

    Each set of drills is designed as a series of layers that ultimately blend together to create an aggressive adjacent-slide defense. The drills are easy to understand and easy to implement. Regardless of the drill Coach Fink covers, his explanations are clear and the drills are run with precision.

    Sample Drill - Mini Box Game

    Presented early on in the video, this drill puts everything together in a small package. Long poles and short stick defensive midfielders play a 3v3 game in a condensed area, giving every defensive player time to not only work on his adjacent slides but also become a more adept offensive player. Played continuously from end to the other, the defenders must work in tandem to support each other and prevent an offensive player from slipping through the defense.

    This drill, like all of the others, is clearly explained by Fink and can be a great drill to later reinforce all of the concepts presented in the video as a part of a part-whole progression.

    This video lays out what you need to do to create a team environment where your defensive players can join the transition to the offensive side of the field to score goals for the team.

    "This is a great video that really focuses on the part-whole method of teaching. Each drill builds on the last one in a way that's easy to understand and makes sense." - Customer Review

    72 minutes. 2018.


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    with John Danowski,
    Duke University Head Coach;
    3x NCAA champions, including back-to-back seasons (2013-14);
    2x NCAA Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year;
    seven ACC regular season titles and four ACC tournament titles; over 375 wins;
    Team USA Head Coach; 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Gold medal)

    Every coach wants to have players that are masters of fundamentals and can perform at a consistently high level. Take this opportunity to go behind the scenes with a top D-I program and get unique insight into how John Danowski designs and delivers his practices to prepare his team to play fast, throw hard, scrap, and play with confidence.

    Coach Danowski walks through each phase of practice: warmups and stickwork, individual drills, small group, half-field, full-field, and end-of-practice drills. You'll see him run his team through two days of practice, covering a variety of fun drills within an organized structure that any coach can emulate.

    Beginning with pre-practice drills on day 1, Coach Danowski presents 22 drills over the course of the two practices. From individual drills to unique variations of full-field 10v10, he demonstrates how a structured, organized practice can be fun, engaging, and promote the development of your players.

    Practice Drills

    Many of Danowski's drills incorporate multiple balls, keeping the action and pace at high levels throughout. You'll watch two early-season practices that focus on one or two major principles in each practice. Skills covered include:

    • Shooting Drills - Positional work to help offensive players attack the cage and master finishing.
    • Ground Balls - Learn to attack loose balls as a team and gain more possessions.
    • Spacing & Exchanging - Develop essential passing and catching skills to maintain possession.
    • 1-on-1 Play - Teaches players to put themselves into position to score.
    • Teammate Play - Improve communication and off-ball movement on offense and defense.
    • Team Play - Shows full-field and half field situations and drills to help with clearing, riding, and transition.

    Coach Danowski demonstrates position work that prepares each athlete mentally and physically, followed by dynamic warm-ups and stick work. Throughout practice, Danowski describes not only the drills themselves, but the thinking and rationale behind them. He provides advice on how to handle player discipline and reinforce fundamentals, such as turning to the outside and scooping a ball with two hands. His thoughtful tips will help you understand the keys to success behind each drill.

    Day One Practice

    Operating within the same basic structure each day, Danowski runs his team through a variety of drills that start by slowly getting players ready for the rigor of the full practice. In the pre-practice phase where fundamentals are emphasized, the team breaks up into smaller groups and works different skills at an easy pace. From there, the entire group stretches while the goalies take shots. Ball handling and shooting drills follow, with more emphasis on the fundamentals. The entire team then takes part in a ground ball drill before breaking up into individual groups based on position. Here, the attackmen run through a variety of moves and finishes unique to their position.

    Alternating between full-field and half-field drills, Danowski demonstrates how the team is able to work on essential skills at game speed while also slowing things down to teach concepts in a skeleton. In a bookend to the pre-practice drills, Danowski runs his team through a series of fun post-practice drills, giving his offensive players an opportunity to take even more shots on goal.

    Day Two Practice

    With a practice structure that has led to three national championships, there's no need to change the format on the second day. After a pre-practice and warmup period, Duke's attackmen are back in individual drills, running a variety of exercises that are a variation of the drills they ran the day prior.

    From there, Danowski jumps into a 3v3 drill where all of the skills and techniques the attackmen had worked on for two days are necessary in order to be successful. A live teaching period follows, where the first teams take on scout teams in a live 6v6, but with plenty of time for instruction. The practice finishes out with a one-shot 10v10 drill, a run through of man-up, and more fun in the post-practice with two unique shooting drills.

    This video from John Danowski will allow you to take a look inside the practices of an elite lacrosse program and implement the same successful drills and concepts into your program!

    74 minutes. 2018.


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    with Acacia Walker Weinstein,
    Boston College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    2017 Division I Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Coach of the Year;
    2017 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Runner-up;
    2018 ACC Regular Season Champions;
    fastest coach in Boston College program history to net 50th career win (did in only 74 games);
    participated in 14 of the last 15 NCAA Tournaments as either a player or a coach;
    former Northwestern Assistant Coach (3 consecutive NCAA National Championships, 2005-08);
    on 2009 World Cup team (Gold medal); collegiate All-American (University of Maryland)

    The faceguard defense is becoming a frequently-used strategy to minimize the offensive threat of an individual player. In this video from Acacia Walker Weinstein, you'll learn how to implement a faceguard motion offense that leverages the faceguard and leads to a highly effective attack. Additionally, you will see how to adapt the concepts of the faceguard offense to the strengths of your players in order to exploit opposing teams.

    Movement, Passing and Picks

    Coach Walker Weinstein explains how to reinforce the fundamental movement and passing required to make the faceguard offense highly effective. You'll learn explosive footwork and dynamic cuts, how to pass into the passing lane (away from the trailing defender) and how to pass out of a double team.

    Through a series of drills, Walker Weinstein demonstrates how to attack a faceguard in the feeding pockets and exploit it to set effective picks.

    You'll see how to:

    • Pick opposite the ball
    • Pick on the same side
    • Pick the ball

    Utilizing the Faceguarded Player

    Learn to take advantage of the faceguard to force the defense into "sweeping slides." Watch as Walker Weinstein moves the faceguard around as an offensive tool to create more 1v1 opportunities in the critical scoring area. She helps you understand how to exploit the faceguard defense and use it to attack the strength of the help defense using various dodges and the "two-man."

    Coach Walker Weinstein explains how "re-directive stickwork" is imperative to the success of a motion offense. You will see why it's critical to teach this stickwork and "zipping the pass" in order to complete perfect passes into passing lanes. Additionally, you'll hear why traditional partner passing creates bad habits, which makes it more difficult to complete high-quality passes.

    The faceguard is a defensive strategy to minimize the effectiveness of an offense by tightly marking individual player(s). In this video, you'll learn how to turn this strategy into a positive for your team so you can dismantle the opposition!

    2018.


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    with Dan Keating,
    St. Joseph's University Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator;
    Back-to-Back undefeated conference regular season marks (2014-15);
    Offense led Northeast Conference in scoring and man-up production in 2015;
    Produced back-to-back NEC offensive players of the year (2014-15)

    Dan Keating is helping turn the St. Joseph's men's lacrosse team into a Northeast Conference power. In 2015, St. Joseph's ranked 12th in the nation in scoring margin and man-up offense, and 24th in scoring offense - which also led the Northeast Conference in all three categories.

    Take advantage of the many opportunities and options created by each dodge position.

    In this two-disc package, Dan Keating goes through the implementation of the 1-3-2 offense, teaching you the part-whole method and building up from small group instruction to a settled 6v6 offense. He covers the different styles and options; then, using principles built into the offense, he has players demonstrate each drill. Finally, he goes over game film and analyzes each principle in action.

    The second disc features 11 drills that create game-like shots out of typical 1-3-2 offensive scenarios. Each drill is explained in a whiteboard segment to detail the game situation that creates it - as well as the individual skills required of not only the shooter, but the dodger/feeder who sets up the shot.

    Disc 1: Key Principles & Drills

    Building from Up Top in 1-3-2

    Coach Keating covers the following options of building the 1-3-2 offense from the top: throwing forward, reversing the ball and turning the corner. Beginning with a split dodge into a step away from an oncoming slide, Coach Keating incorporates supporting players and off-ball motion that help teammates understand how to play off each other's movements. An initial "throw forward" to an X attackman becomes supplemented with a crease J-cut, then a rollback and throwback to a following midfielder. Finally, a secondary dodge by the X attackman occurs as the players above the goal continue their motion patterns.

    Building from Behind the Goal in 1-3-2

    With the 1-3-2 principles in place, Coach Keating translates them to off-ball team play during a dodge from behind the goal. Motion, cutting down the pipeline, and looking for the three midfielders from below goal-line extended are covered. Using drills and motions, off-ball attackmen are taught how and where to clear through and follow. Midfielder play is added to the mix in the form of the aggressive "money cut" for a goal, as well as a rotation of players that create multiple threats for scoring feeds or ball transfers.

    Implementing the Offense

    After reviewing the part-whole building of the 1-3-2 offense, Coach Keating runs through how to practice it as a settled offensive unit, building up to a full six-player offensive skeleton that completes the drill cycle.

    Coach Keating finishes the disc by reviewing game film from the 2014 and 2015 seasons, showing where the principles were followed and missed in the St Joseph's offense.

    Disc 2: Fundamental Shooting Drills for a 1-3-2 Motion Offense

    Level up your team shooting drills with this practice package that emulates not only the shots generated by a 1-3-2 motion offense, but the cuts, dodges and feeds necessary to create them.

    To teach the shooting drills, Coach Keating introduces the key points for shooting, such as entire body movements, hand placement, core strength, and economy of movement. He then takes these strategies and applies them to two warm-up shooting drills:

    • The Kamikaze Drill: emphasizes the split dodge. Coach Keating points out the need to vary speed and direction while keeping your head and eyes up.
    • The 2 Cage Shooting Drill: allows players to focus on their overhand shooting to build the proper fundamentals in shooting over the first cage and down into a second cage.

    Shooting from Up Top in 1-3-2

    Coach Keating builds up the options and principles involved with attacking from up top by drawing on the whiteboard and then using live-field demonstrations with players to show the drills in action.

    • J-Cut Shooting Drill: provides the basics of initiating a dodge and stepping out and hitting a player making a J-Cut on the crease.
    • The Dodge to Follow Shooting Drill: follows a dodger down the alley, rolling away and passing to their teammate following the dodge down the crease.
    • Follow to Fade Shooting Drill: a progression of the offense in the Dodge to Follow drill that hits the fade man off the crease for a shot.
    • Wing Dodge to Crease Pop Shooting Drill, which provides recognition of the defensive slide from the crease on the wing and a rollback pass to the crease man popping open for a shot.

    Shooting from Behind the Goal in 1-3-2

    You'll learn shooting drills initiated from behind the goal as parts of the 1-3-2 motion offense. Coach Keating begins with a whiteboard discussion and progresses to video of players executing the shooting drills:

    • Ball Reversal To Turn the Corner Shooting Drill: begins with a dodge down the alley pass to X, and then dodging around the crease and shooting over a second goal.
    • Step Down Shooting: picks up with a dodge from X stepping out and passing to a follow pass at the top for a shot.

    Coach Keating puts your shooting drills on double-duty, simultaneously teaching the offensive fundamentals your players need to generate their scoring opportunities in addition to how to finish them off in the net.

    139 minutes (2 DVDs). 2016.


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    with Andrew Fink,
    Mount Ida College Head Coach,
    8x Conference Champions;
    4x NCAA Division III qualifier,
    3x Coach of the Year NAC/GNAC;
    Boston Storm General Manager (UWLX)

    Most zone defenses are passive, allowing the offense to get in rhythm and dictate the game's tempo. A pressure zone prevents an offense from running its set plays and allows the defense to take control. The high pressure zone combines the best of man-to-man defense with the slower pace and predictability of a zone. It maintains the defensive structure and unlike a low pressure zone, is sustainable for four quarters.

    Using a progression of defensive practice drills, Andrew Fink demonstrates four concepts for implementing zone defense, such as individual stick-work, group, competition, and team drills and situations. Coach Fink provides in-depth commentary, terminology, and PowerPoint outlines and illustrations to show how your whole team can operate as a unit to lock down scoring options created by the high-pressure zone defense.

    A Sustainable Zone Defense

    Most zone defenses are played to slow down the pace of the game or as a change-up to a man-to-man scheme and are not sustainable for four quarters of play. Coach Fink's schemes are designed to produce possession-changing turnovers to speed up the game and push the pace while providing the security to defend the high scoring areas. Fink walks through the fundamentals of the zone defense on the board and covers the scheme on the field. The videos also provides live 6v6 action with commentary on what to look for during live action.

    Using drills to defend with the zone

    Learn how to use different drills to teach defensive techniques for players involved in the zone defense. Coach Fink explains the teaching points he emphasizes for each of the four types of concepts.

    • Using skills to keep possession or take away possessions such as riding, transition, stick work, and subbing.
    • Working 3v2 and shooting drills that emphasize slow and fast breaks.
    • Working on defensive techniques such as covering perimeters, putting sticks in passing lanes, and backing up slides.
    • The "Zone" option allows your defense to protect the inside and force players into difficult, contested mid-range to outside shots.

    High Pressure Practice Essentials

    Systematically build a high pressure zone by integrating parts of it during practice. With his individual practice segments, Fink begins to reinforce the use of pressure in situations to the offensive players. A major emphasis for his zone defense is to put pressure on the offensive player's hands, having high-intensity and high lacrosse IQ, as well as being competitive.

    Practice progresses into a full 6v6 segment where the entire team defense works on its zone principles. Coach Fink also has players learn how to guard additional offensive tactics, such as:

    • High recovery and pressure
    • Adjusting to situations with White and Brown
    • Never giving up middle of field and forcing outside shots
    • Covering ball screens after a defending a UCLA screen

    Coach Fink gives you everything you need to know to implement and teach high pressure zone defense. You'll learn the technique, player mindset, defensive rotations and system of communication involved in four different defensive strategies that will render your opponents' ball screens useless.

    84 minutes. 2017.


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  • 09/30/18--22:00: Face-off Drills & Techniques
  • with Kevin Reisman,
    Cornell University Assistant Coach;
    4x All-American for Limestone College;
    2x USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award winner as Most Outstanding Division II Lacrosse Player;
    4x All-Conference Carolinas First-Team selection;
    2017 Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year;
    2017 NCAA DII National Championship Game Most Outstanding Player (2017);
    3x Conference Carolinas Tournament Most Outstanding Player;
    2014 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year;
    led the nation in face-off winning percentage for three straight years (2015-17)

    Four-time All-American Kevin Reisman uses a structured instructional approach to deliver a comprehensive training video that any face-off specialist, or coach, can leverage to improve face-off success. He provides an overview of warm-up and practice drills to prepare a player for game day, as well as detailed instruction about various moves, counter moves, and ground ball techniques associated with winning possession in lacrosse.

    Coach Reisman breaks down the fundamentals of the face-off grip, stance, and set-up in an easy to understand manner. He also explains the fundamentals of clamps, pinch and pops, and counter moves.

    Foundation for Every Successful Face-off

    Reisman describes the various stances required for winning face-offs. He explains the proper hand position on the stick and grips. Lastly, Reisman thoroughly covers how to set-up your position for success. These components form the basis of every successful face-off.

    Offensive and Defensive Face-off Fundamentals

    In this section, Coach Reisman describes the clamp as well as offensive and defensive exit strategies to help players get out safely. Additionally, he discusses counters for when a player starts to lose the clamp. You'll see Reisman demonstrate the rake & hook, the lift technique and the jam technique.

    Face Off-Drills and War-Up Routines

    Discover various drills to help your athletes improve their technique and win more face-offs. Reisman explains practice and game warm-up routines as well as activities to improve hand speed and hand/eye coordination. All are important keys to dominating face-offs!

    Coach Reisman is an elite face-off player and coach of the position, and his instruction on standard techniques and counter moves, coupled with drills to hone hand speed and coordination, can help anyone improve overall face-off play!

    62 minutes. 2018.


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    with Acacia Walker Weinstein,
    Boston College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    2017 Division I Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Coach of the Year;
    2017 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Runner-up;
    2018 ACC Regular Season Champions;
    fastest coach in Boston College program history to net 50th career win (did in only 74 games);
    participated in 14 of the last 15 NCAA Tournaments as either a player or a coach;
    former Northwestern Assistant Coach (3 consecutive NCAA National Championships, 2005-08);
    on 2009 World Cup team (Gold medal); collegiate All-American (University of Maryland)

    Running a motion offense is reliant on effective ball and attacker movement to open shooting, passing and dodging lanes to the goal.

    Acacia Walker Weinstein introduces the "7-Star Offense," in which each player is a threat to score by understanding, and executing, their role within the offense. This video will help you learn to create man-up situations in your motion offense and increase your team's scoring opportunities by applying the "7-Star" concepts.

    The "Front Side" of Your Offense

    Learn how to establish the "front side" of your offense and how to run the motion offense from various dodging points around the critical scoring area. Walker Weinstein explains on a whiteboard, and shows on the field, how to attack using the front side of your offense to create man-up opportunities. This is accomplished by utilizing cut-throughs, dodges and "zipping the ball." You'll see how to drill these concepts to build the understanding of each player's role within this system.

    Utilizing the Man-Up

    Walker Weinstein covers the "back side" of the defense and how man-up opportunities are created. She shows how to create a 3v2 situation, as well as 1v1 scenarios on unset defenders and then demonstrates how the concepts of the 7-Star Offense assist in the creation of these situations.

    Re-Directive Stickwork

    In this section you will see how traditional partner passing drills actually build bad habits, and will learn how to teach your players to improve their passing form to be more effective in the 7-Star Offense. Learn a 5v4 Star Drill in which players work on their re-directive passing to the outside hand, as well as two-man flipping.

    This video shows the importance of getting all seven attack players to buy into their responsibilities. You'll see how player movement, accompanied by moving the ball intensely around the perimeter to establish the "front side" attack, opens up the man-up situations desired on the back side. These are concepts you can bring to your team's practice to see immediate results on game day!

    2018.


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    with Seth Tierney, Hofstra University Head Coach;
    Team USA Assistant Coach; 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Gold medal); 4x Colonial Athletic Association Regular Season Champions; four consecutive NCAA Championship berths from 2008 thru 2011;

    As most coaches know, if you don't come to practice with a plan for a theme (offensive play, defensive movement, stick work, ground balls, etc.) your practice is doomed to fail and both you and the players will be frustrated. Additionally, the energy and tone your team starts practice with is going to carry on throughout the rest of the practice.

    Step onto the field with Hofstra's Seth Tierney as he leads his squad through two practice sessions that cover a variety of practice aspects: stick work, skill work, small sided games/situations, man up vs man down situations, small sided games, half field drills, and more!

    Coach Tierney's teaching method lays out each drill on the white board before taking you to the field, allowing you plenty of time to comprehend each drill so you can immediately use them within your team's practice plans.

    Practice One

    You'll get 15 high-paced, challenging drills to get your team ready for the season. The first type of drills he demonstrates focus on individual or small group skills. The second type put together those smaller drills into game-like situations.

    Coach Tierney transitions from small group drills focused on attack/midfielders and defensive players to small group situation play. All of this supports his coaching philosophy of fast paced practices, efficient use of time, and what he terms "Turnpike" mentality.

    Drills include:

    • The Star Drill - A great drill to start with because it sets the tone for players, makes them stay focused and engaged, and emphasizes the most basic aspects of the game. Athletes will work on accurate passing, catching anything thrown their way, and handling their stick in traffic.
    • The Transition Drill - Helps break down scenarios on the field and encourages players to expose the 2v1 man up situations on the offensive end of the field. Athletes must work together to get into spaces where their teammate can find them. It also pushes the defense out of their comfort zone.
    • 3242 Drill - Reinforces Coach Tierney's philosophy of fast paced quick transitions with a competitive edge. This drill has a quick transition from a 3v2 defensive advantage to a 4v3 man down situation and addresses offensive players learning to play a man down while defensive players get a chance to score.
    • Pressure Cooker - This drills breaks the team into defensive and offensive players. The concepts force either the defense or offense to move the ball with a man advantage around the cage, trying to keep it away from the other side for one minute without a turnover.

    Practice Two

    This practice is a continuation of the first practice and includes more game play, followed by skills work.

    You'll see why having good stick skills and empathizing them at the beginning of practice translates to better half/full field play at the end of practice. Each drill can be tailored to fit the skill level of your players. Drills include:

    • The Perimeter/Approach Drill - Allows your defense to work on their positioning without having to think about protecting the goal as well. This drill emphasizes the need to communicate effectively amongst all players.
    • The Full Field Face Off Drill - Players need to know how to translate the small-sided/half field drills to a full field. This drill helps them prepare for a game by starting with a face off and then attacking and defending.

    This extensive look at the practices of four-time NCAA champion head coach Seth Tierney will give you some great ideas to improve the effectiveness of your team's own sessions!

    148 minutes. 2018.


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  • 09/30/18--22:00: 7-Star Motion Offense 2-Pack
  • LXD-05374A:

    with Acacia Walker Weinstein,
    Boston College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    2017 Division I Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Coach of the Year;
    2017 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Runner-up;
    2018 ACC Regular Season Champions;
    fastest coach in Boston College program history to net 50th career win (did in only 74 games);
    participated in 14 of the last 15 NCAA Tournaments as either a player or a coach;
    former Northwestern Assistant Coach (3 consecutive NCAA National Championships, 2005-08);
    on 2009 World Cup team (Gold medal); collegiate All-American (University of Maryland)

    Running a motion offense is reliant on effective ball and attacker movement to open shooting, passing and dodging lanes to the goal.

    Acacia Walker Weinstein introduces the "7-Star Offense," in which each player is a threat to score by understanding, and executing, their role within the offense. This video will help you learn to create man-up situations in your motion offense and increase your team's scoring opportunities by applying the "7-Star" concepts.

    The "Front Side" of Your Offense

    Learn how to establish the "front side" of your offense and how to run the motion offense from various dodging points around the critical scoring area. Walker Weinstein explains on a whiteboard, and shows on the field, how to attack using the front side of your offense to create man-up opportunities. This is accomplished by utilizing cut-throughs, dodges and "zipping the ball." You'll see how to drill these concepts to build the understanding of each player's role within this system.

    Utilizing the Man-Up

    Walker Weinstein covers the "back side" of the defense and how man-up opportunities are created. She shows how to create a 3v2 situation, as well as 1v1 scenarios on unset defenders and then demonstrates how the concepts of the 7-Star Offense assist in the creation of these situations.

    Re-Directive Stickwork

    In this section you will see how traditional partner passing drills actually build bad habits, and will learn how to teach your players to improve their passing form to be more effective in the 7-Star Offense. Learn a 5v4 Star Drill in which players work on their re-directive passing to the outside hand, as well as two-man flipping.

    This video shows the importance of getting all seven attack players to buy into their responsibilities. You'll see how player movement, accompanied by moving the ball intensely around the perimeter to establish the "front side" attack, opens up the man-up situations desired on the back side. These are concepts you can bring to your team's practice to see immediate results on game day!

    2018.



    LXD-05374B:

    with Acacia Walker Weinstein,
    Boston College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    2017 Division I Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Coach of the Year;
    2017 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Runner-up;
    2018 ACC Regular Season Champions;
    fastest coach in Boston College program history to net 50th career win (did in only 74 games);
    participated in 14 of the last 15 NCAA Tournaments as either a player or a coach;
    former Northwestern Assistant Coach (3 consecutive NCAA National Championships, 2005-08);
    on 2009 World Cup team (Gold medal); collegiate All-American (University of Maryland)

    The faceguard defense is becoming a frequently-used strategy to minimize the offensive threat of an individual player. In this video from Acacia Walker Weinstein, you'll learn how to implement a faceguard motion offense that leverages the faceguard and leads to a highly effective attack. Additionally, you will see how to adapt the concepts of the faceguard offense to the strengths of your players in order to exploit opposing teams.

    Movement, Passing and Picks

    Coach Walker Weinstein explains how to reinforce the fundamental movement and passing required to make the faceguard offense highly effective. You'll learn explosive footwork and dynamic cuts, how to pass into the passing lane (away from the trailing defender) and how to pass out of a double team.

    Through a series of drills, Walker Weinstein demonstrates how to attack a faceguard in the feeding pockets and exploit it to set effective picks.

    You'll see how to:

    • Pick opposite the ball
    • Pick on the same side
    • Pick the ball

    Utilizing the Faceguarded Player

    Learn to take advantage of the faceguard to force the defense into "sweeping slides." Watch as Walker Weinstein moves the faceguard around as an offensive tool to create more 1v1 opportunities in the critical scoring area. She helps you understand how to exploit the faceguard defense and use it to attack the strength of the help defense using various dodges and the "two-man."

    Coach Walker Weinstein explains how "re-directive stickwork" is imperative to the success of a motion offense. You will see why it's critical to teach this stickwork and "zipping the pass" in order to complete perfect passes into passing lanes. Additionally, you'll hear why traditional partner passing creates bad habits, which makes it more difficult to complete high-quality passes.

    The faceguard is a defensive strategy to minimize the effectiveness of an offense by tightly marking individual player(s). In this video, you'll learn how to turn this strategy into a positive for your team so you can dismantle the opposition!

    2018.




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  • 10/03/18--22:00: Winning the Draw
  • with Cindy Timchal,
    U.S. Naval Academy Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    8x National Championship Coach at Maryland (seven consecutive),
    2x National Coach of the Year, 400 career victories;
    all-time winningest coach in Division I Lacrosse history

    and Gabby Capuzzi,
    U.S. Naval Academy Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach; All-American at Ohio State University

    Controlling the draw is one of the most important aspects of lacrosse. This video focuses on the importance of selecting the correct personnel for your draw team, then developing proper technique and strategy for both individual and team success.

    Cindy Timchal and her staff simplify the draw technique into four basic types, which are determined by the intended outcome. Individual coaching points and key concepts are first practiced with the players performing the draw. Next, the same techniques are further tested against a partner. Finally, the draw instruction is fine-tuned in a live exercise.

    Individual Techniques and Drills

    Assistant coach, Gabby Capuzzi, identifies the characteristics of an ideal draw specialist and examines four types of draws. Capuzzi then runs through the technique used in draw controls (push or pull) with emphasis on hand position and the movements associated with these two techniques.

    You will learn specific drills and coaching that will develop players' confidence and ability when performing the draw. These drills are intended to develop the reaction time, speed, strength and endurance necessary to be a successful draw artist.

    On the field, Coach Capuzzi shows a series of draw progressions. The series begins with individual reaction drills to improve wrist speed and strength, then moves on to working with a partner to improve technique.

    Team Techniques and Drills

    Winning the draw is a team effort. Each player is responsible for supporting the efforts of the player performing the draw. Emphasis is given to selecting the right personnel for your draw unit, and key concepts for each player are explained in an effort to give the offense the advantage they need.

    The concepts covered include boxing out, being quick off the line, running through the ball and providing outlets. You will learn drills that include 3v3 on the Circle, as well as full field 12v12 to work on outlets and offensive transition off the draw.

    This video is a fantastic resource for coaches of all levels looking to build the skills of their draw player. Through the use of draw calls and adding individual responsibility, this video emphasizes the roll of the team in winning more draws.

    46 minutes. 2015.


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    with Joe Amplo,
    Marquette University Head Coach;
    Team USA Assistant Coach; 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Gold medal);
    Inaugural Coach of Program, 2014 Big East Coach of the Year;
    former Hofstra University Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

    and Stephen Brundage, Marquette University Assistant Coach

    Joe Amplo was named the first head coach in Marquette men's lacrosse history in 2011. In just three years of competition, Ampolo has led Marquette to back-to-back semifinal appearances in the Big East Tournament (2014-15) and ranked as high as 9th in the nation. For his accomplishments he was named the 2014 Big East Coach of the Year. Prior to Marquette, Ampolo served on the staff at Hofstra University, starting out working under then head coach John Danowski.

    Joe Amplo of Marquette University introduces his defensive philosophy, which focuses on the fundamentals of defensemen. Coach Amplo provides insight into what makes his defensemen so successful, and teaches drills and techniques that will shape and mold your defensemen's ability to stop the opposition.

    Individual Skill Work

    Coach Amplo gets on the field with his defensive unit and uses them to demonstrate a variety of drills. He focuses on skill work first, such as approaching the ball and individual technique through his Corner Series. The series of drills works on approaches, backpedaling and shuffling. Next, he moves on to the Footrace Series, working on defensive postures from all angles and protecting the topside of the field.

    You will learn all aspects of defensive play, including how to hold the stick while engaging the ball carrier, where to position your head on slides and how to cover the roll back.

    With each drill, Coach Amplo provides a clear explanation not only of the drill itself, but also the mistakes and defensive issues each drill addresses. This gives you a range of drills that can be used to make improvements with your own defense.

    Team Defense

    The second section of the video moves onto live drills against an offense, starting with 1v1. Coach Amplo builds on more team-oriented defense, such as change of possession, awareness, off-ball positioning, reacting to specific situations and unsettled situations. Having previously worked on the elements of an effective slide, Coach Amplo moves onto the recovery phase. This progresses to 4v4, which show how the individual drills all combine to enable effective team defense.

    Coach Amplo addresses the issue of communication in the defensive cycle, a common problem at all levels of the game. The I-Talk Drill has only one player talking at a time, emphasizing defensive communication and forcing each player to understand the importance of personal communication.

    Coach Amplo's thoughtful approach to defensive concepts and situations has allowed him to build up a brand new program and make it competitive in just three short years.

    56 minutes. 2016.


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    with Jenny Levy,
    U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach;
    University of North Carolina Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    2016 NCAA Women's Champions - 2x NCAA Championship Coach (2013);
    eight NCAA Final Four appearances;
    2x ACC Coach of the Year;
    6th winningest coach in NCAA D1 Women's lacrosse history; National championship winner and two-time All-American as an attacker for the University of Virginia

    See how champions are built in this guided practice from Jenny Levy, head coach of the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Champion University of North Carolina. Coach Levy, one of the sport's all-time greats, guides players through skill-building drills that can be used at every level, intermixed with whiteboard segments and technique presentations by Tar Heel assistants.

    Coach Levy and her assistants take you through a fast-paced, high-energy practice from warm-ups to 7-on-7 play. She shows how to keep everyone moving with lots of one player/one ball drills that simulate game-like competitive situations.

    This DVD set is bursting with three full hours of footage, featuring:

    • Assistant Katrina Dowd, a U.S. National Team member, who makes stick work addictively fun with a fast-paced, partner-passing clinic that incorporates shot fakes, behind-the-back passes, hip-level "Twizzler" throws, and more;
    • Assistant Phil Barnes, who explains the importance of mastering the "J"-shaped defensive approach to control an offensive player without drawing a shooting space violation; Barnes builds individual on- and off-ball techniques that make up a shut-down defense;
    • Fun, high-touch drills like an odd-man ground ball near the boundary technique or a two-on-two attacking and defending around the crease drill designed to challenge a player's ability to analyze and react to game-like situations
    • Whiteboard schematics for North Carolina's transition patterns and how they're used to set up high-percentage two-on-one scoring opportunities.

    Coach Levy's stick work and footwork warm-ups demand precise execution. Careful attention is given to stick position when passing and catching to ensure that each player maintains the"Triple Threat" position. From there, the practice evolves into short, intense drills that simulate game-like situations, building to a half-field settled offense. Combining the advanced techniques taught in partner passing with attack drills, Levy uses 3v2 to allow players to work on timing and shooting at game speed. These concepts are further developed with the 5v4 fast break drill. The 7v7 is demonstrated to teach the motion offense from a 4-2-1 formation. Cutaways illuminate the staff's approach to essential individual technique like marking a cutter, pick play on the crease, and creating good stick protection skills.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the game! Coach Levy's practice is a gold mine for teams at any level and any offensive or defensive philosophy.

    197 minutes (2 DVDs). 2013.


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    with John Danowski, Duke University Head Coach;
    3x NCAA champions, including back-to-back seasons (2013-14); 2x NCAA Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year;
    seven ACC regular season titles and four ACC tournament titles;
    Team USA Head Coach; 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Gold medal)

    Learn critical lacrosse skills from national championship coach John Danowski!

    In this video, Danowski speaks directly to the athlete emphasizing the importance of hard work in practice and on your own.

    Danowski covers a wide variety of concepts, drills and techniques that are vital to developing the ultimate attackman. Danowski shows concepts such as receiving the ball, playing around the crease, protecting the ball, handling ground balls, field positioning, transition, inside shooting, pick plays and playing without the ball.

    Each technique is demonstrated at full speed and shown again in slow motion. Coaches can use this video to model technique to their athletes.

    Executing these technique with speed and precision will help you become a championship attackman.

    45 minutes. 2009.


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    with Brooke Eubanks,
    University of California-Berkeley Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    former Stanford University Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    3x member of the Canadian National Team; scored 12 goals for the 3rd place 2009 World Cup Tournament team

    Through a series of four drills, learn to implement an offensive motion concept that is successful against a zone defense. Utilizing a whiteboard and on-field sessions, Brooke Eubanks shows you how to progressively teach the stickwork, movement, and spacing fundamentals to make your team more effective in finding and utilizing the open spaces a zone defense can concede.

    Eubanks breaks down offensive movement training in stages, stickwork, through 2v2 on half, 3v3 behind, and finally to live 7v7 with and without defenders.

    Stickwork and Movement

    One of the keys to breaking a zone defense is effective, efficient, and purposeful ball movement. Concepts covered include:

    • How the "two-pass" and the skip "two-pass" makes defensive adjustments longer and your offense more difficult to defend.
    • How to collapse a defense with a drive and a "two-pass" and how this quick ball movement creates space and opportunity.
    • How properly-timed cuts further facilitate the creation of opportunities.

    Competitive Build Up

    Learn a 3v2 to 5v4 build up drill that enhances the stickwork and movement fundamentals learned by creating a competitive environment. Eubanks show how spacing and ball movement within the formation helps collapse and wear down a defense. You'll learn efficient attack techniques that emphasize keeping space around the defenders and getting into good shot positions while maintaining the space created.

    Attacking the Zone

    Bring the concepts together in a full play 7v7 offense against a zone defense. Eubanks walks through how players need to be able to drive and handle pressure while looking for an open teammate.

    You will also learn to teach your players opposite the ball to best utilize the space created by their teammates making "sacrificial cuts" by getting into areas off-the-goal where the goalie is not likely to defend.

    This video does a great job breaking down offensive movement, starting small and moving through to 7v7, to show how to look for and create offensive opportunities against the zone.

    54 minutes. 2018.


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    with John Danowski, Duke University Head Coach;
    3x NCAA champions, including back-to-back seasons (2013-14); 2x NCAA Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year;
    seven ACC regular season titles and four ACC tournament titles;
    Team USA Head Coach; 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Gold medal)

    and Matt Danowski, Duke University Assistant Coach;
    member of the Charlotte Hounds (MLL), 6x MLL All-Star and was named to the All-MLL team in 2010 and 2011; 4x All American at Duke, 2007 Consensus NCAA Player of the Year, NCAA All-Time leading scorer

    Going beyond basic attack position techniques, Matt Danowski, the NCAA's all-time leading scorer, teaches the attack standards that he has developed into a proven attack philosophy. Using whiteboard explanations and on-field demonstrations, Coach Danowski explains how to play the attack position using the Duke standards of play. These include receiving the ball under pressure, protecting the ball, dodging with head up while looking to feed, getting open and creating space.

    Coach Danowski gives standards for protecting your stick using footwork and correct hand and body positioning. Focusing on-ball and off-ball movements, the progression of drills presented here, including C-cuts, S-cuts and Fish Hook cuts, will strengthen your players' ability to control the ball. This simple, commonsense approach to playing the attack position provides an easy-to-follow strategy that will greatly improve all aspects of your offense.

    Attacking the goal from behind the net is covered with several options to increase scoring opportunities. These drills will prepare you to successfully react to the actions of the defense. Discover how to play from behind and attack the goal. Know where to carry your stick and create separation. Learn how to read the defender to know when to use a Step Away Shot, Rocker Step, or Inside Roll. Using these methods, your attack will be better prepared to respond to the actions of the defense.

    Coach Danowski discusses how to look inside, look through for the skip pass or look forward all while handling a double team or slide. He then takes the viewer through a series of cuts, explaining how to get open using them and which cut works best with specific dodgers and their position.

    This comprehensive video also covers situational needs. Coach Danowski shows attackers where to line up on face-offs while the ball is in the defensive end and when approaching on the fast break. He then describes and demonstrates how attackers should move on loose ground balls off a face-off, how to follow the defense's slide to the fast break and how to receive the ball in a scoring area. Finally, he discusses how to play the ride and force the defense to throw over the top to delay the clear and increase the chance for mistakes.

    This is a must-have video for any coach or athlete who wants to rise to Duke's successful level of play. Using the drills and methods shown here will provide a foundational balance for your attack men. Working from a standard game plan, your attack will soon develop into an effective, efficient offense.

    59 minutes. 2014.


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  • 10/12/18--22:00: The Backer Zone Defense
  • with Scott Tucker,
    Limestone College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    winningest active coach in NCAA Division II women's lacrosse;
    NCAA DII National Runners-Up (2011, 2013);
    2006 Inside Lacrosse Division II National Coach of the Year;
    13x Conference Carolinas Champions (2004-17);
    11x Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year - including 7 straight honors (2011-17); Team Canada U-19 Assistant Coach - 2011 World Cup Bronze Medal

    Whether you run a man to man or zone The Backer Zone Defense will be a valuable addition to your defensive arsenal.

    In this detailed lacrosse DVD, Scott Tucker goes into great detail in explaining the principles of his highly successful Backer Zone defense. Using whiteboard and on field demonstrations he explains how this high pressure defense can help your team in both man up and man down situations.

    This high pressure defense stops the dodging or isolation offense so popular today. It allows your players to take risks knowing they have the security of a backer in place. This enables your team to force the offense out of its comfort zone and to change their game plan to deal with your defense instead of vice versa.

    Coach Tucker starts by describing the rationale behind this defense and discusses the type of players you should look for to implement the Backer Zone to its full potential. In his whiteboard presentation, Tucker's attention to detail is evident. He goes into each player's responsibilities as on-ball defenders and the proper positioning of off-ball defenders. He also discusses how to deal with offensive players in different positions on the field.

    Moving to the field, Tucker continues to illustrate key points in the Backer Zone. This will allow you to see how the defense is actually run during live exercises. He points out where players should be depending on the ball movement of the offense.

    This defense will be a great addition to any team's arsenal and is a must for any coach looking to gain an advantage on the defensive side of the field.

    42 minutes. 2012.


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    with Mike Faith,
    Franklin & Marshall Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
    Back-to-Back NCAA DIII Final Four appearances (2016-17);
    2x Centennial Conference Champions (2017 & 2015);
    former Elizabethtown College Head Coach,
    2x Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Champs and 2x MAC Coach of the Year;
    Division III All-American midfielder at Salisbury University

    While competing in one of the most competitive lacrosse conferences in Division III and an always challenging non-conference schedule, the Franklin and Marshall women's lacrosse team never seems to have issues finding the back of the net, averaging at least 12 goals per game during the entirety of Mike Faith's tenure. This video offers a unique perspective as to how the Diplomats consistently score goals despite playing against top-tier competition.

    Many offenses quickly become overly complex, causing confusion and frustration. As a result, players fall back to their comfort zone skills and play like seven individual players instead of a team. In this video, Coach Faith teaches two offensive concepts that are simple enough for the beginning player to grasp, yet flexible enough to work at the college level.

    Easy to follow whiteboard explanations followed by clear and well-paced live video will give you the confidence you need to present these offenses to you team. Additionally, a full set of supporting drills will break down the offensive skills your players need to execute effortlessly during games.

    Basic Motion Offense

    This offense highlights your players' athleticism and dodging skills. Coach Faith walks through the concepts of the basic motion offense and shows how to divide the attack unit into groups, and how these groups work with each other. These fundamentals of the offense are worked on in a series of drills that teach and emphasize the movements and passing that will make this offense work for you. See players work on a variety of position-specific movements/dodges that help make them successful in this offense. The understanding of what's presented will enable the development of variations of this basic offense.

    Stacking/Screening Offense

    Coach Faith walks through the concepts of a basic stack, or screening offense. Understand how the implementation of this offense can create congestion and confusion in the attack zone by setting screens and picks both on- and off-ball. Many defenses simply cannot handle that level of confusion and congestion. Through a series of three drills, Faith teaches a few of these movements that will help your team create and capitalize on opportunities. Emphasis is placed on ball movement and spacing to create open looks off feeds.

    Coach Faith outlines two separate, yet complementary offenses that your players can learn and implement quickly, freeing you to move onto teaching the finer points of the game without wasting time putting in complicated and confusing offensive schemes.

    40 minutes. 2017.


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    with Steve Wagner,
    College at Brockport Head Women's Lacrosse Coach; 2016 SUNYAC Coach of the Year

    Fast breaks and well-executed transitions can put your opponent on their heels, but many teams squander this opportunity. With a sound knowledge of spacing and various formations, you can improve your likelihood of scoring off a fast break.

    Brockport head coach Steve Wagner walks you through both white board illustrations and on-field demonstrations of progressive spacing and formation drills. These drills will help you create a 2v1 situation and optimize your fast break transition scoring - while not allowing your opponents to operate in fast break situations.

    Develop a Fast Break Using Game-like Drills

    Utilizing full-field drills involving players at all positions, Coach Wagner demonstrates the need for fast ball movement, faster off-ball movement, and making fast decisions as cornerstones of an effective fast break. All drills emphasize the need to establish proper spacing, use cuts that are timed properly and play effectively away from the ball in order to have the most effective possible fast break.

    The progressive drills in this video allow you to develop and improve your team's transition at an appropriate pace. Wagner's progressive "Spaces" drill teaches players how to position themselves in spaces that allow for various formations, which lead to a 2v1. This drill also allows the defense to perfect their slides, hands on the ball handler, and man-down communication skills. Wagner reviews the drill stages, reinforcing some of the key priorities of each.

    • 2v1 Straight Line - Builds confidence in your attacks and middies with an understanding of basic structure, while defenders and goalies work on forcing a hard pass.
    • 3v2 Triangle - Establishing a triangle on the field will allow your offense to take advantage of the man up situation. Meanwhile, the defense works on slides and stick position.
    • 4v3 Box - Teaches players to look to the open player for the easy pass and then a drive against the sliding defender.
    • 5v4 Dice - Formation establishes an offensive player "occupying space" in the 8M and her teammates in a box formation to take advantage of the open player pass, then a drive to goal scenario.

    Other drills include:

    • One Minute Drill (Speed/Reps) - Wagner utilizes a faster-paced drill that allows for more repetition, yet incorporates the same shapes/ formation principles to help create and find the 2v1 opportunity.
    • Scramble Drill (Game Realistic) - Lastly, Wagner introduces a 6v6 Scramble drill, where all the concepts and formations learned in the more controlled transition drills are executed in a game-like setting.

    Oftentimes, teams practice attacking fast breaks without taking the time to work with a defensive scheme during fast breaks against them. By incorporating defensive personnel into drills, Coach Wagner offers the opportunity to develop fast break defense by emphasizing communication, sliding, and teamwork in order to make a fast break offense work harder to generate shots on goal during a fast break situation.

    71 minutes. 2017.


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