September 4, 2008

Sept. 4, 2008


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September 2008

Ain't No Thing
Zac Jungers' 'chicken wing': the last legal hold?

Split to Roll, Finish Off Hip
Outlaws attackman Brendan Mundorf makes moves from 'X'

Ride 'Em Cowboy (PDF)
Two easy-to-install rides for your team

August 2008

Drawing on the Wall
Wall-ball variation develops draw-to-self ability

Stuck in the Middle with You (PDF)
Janine Tucker's drill calls for grace under pressure

July 2008

Clearing: End Line Restart (PDF)
Take advantage of quick whistle; sub wisely

June 2008

A Dodge Best Served 'Hot'
Sonia Judd and Hilary Fratzke split to one hand for maximum extension

Clear Conscience
A goalie's guide for clearing and outlets

10-Man Ride (PDF)
When desperate times call for desperate measures

May 2008

Pivot, Protect Under Pressure
How a good game of keep-away can keep you out of the doghouse

A full-field drill by Rollins College women's coach Dennis Short

April 2008

Heel-to-Toe Relationship
React, retract and reset on low shots by minding your footwork

Full Field Clearing (PDF)
Overload one side to beat a zone ride, athletic opponent

March 2008

Time and Room Shooting
Joe Walters demonstrates how to make the most of an open rip

Double Down
The good, the bad and the ugly of double-team defense

52 "House" Offense (PDF)
Courtesy of Dennis Short, Rollins College women's lacrosse coach

February 2008

Tommy Twist
Around the world and between the legs with Tom Marechek

Think Outside the Box
How cross-training as a boxer can elevate your lacrosse game

Ten-Man Clear (PDF)
Beat the pressure of a 10-man ride

January 2008

Four Pillars of Great Defense
Win one-on-one battles with good positioning, sound fundamentals

Weak Side, Strong Hand
Team USA's Shannon Smith turns weakness into strength

Man-Down Movements (PDF)
Box-and-one from behind the goal

December 2007

Drop Dimes from Deuces
Feeling the 2-2-2 blues? Get a wingman and feed

Shake and Bake
Key, Berger, Carney toe the line and leave defenders in the dust

Full Field Possession Drill (PDF)
Simulate transition under pressure

November 2007

Buggs Prey
Buggs Combs on how to be stealthy off-ball and finish strong

Defense Mechanism
Team USA stars put the 'D' in details

Scramble Drill (PDF)
Courtesy of Lycoming College men's lacrosse coach Brian Anken

October 2007

Carney's Killer Combo
Team USA vet uses backhand shot, bait dodge to outwit opponents

Feed Bag
Wreak havoc, create offense as QB behind the cage

Feed Bag: Drills (PDF)
Courtesy of the US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program

Previous 'Classroom' Articles

Pregame Plumbing: A goalie's pre-game guide

Behind the Back (and In Your Face): Tom Marechek

Causing a Turnover (PDF): Courtesy of Crista Samaras

Get Shorty: Matt Zash's D-Middy Tips

Progression: 2-on-1 to 6-on-6 (PDF): Full-Field Progression

Enjoy the Summer: Offseason Tips

Zone Re-defending (PDF): Courtesy of Chris Sailer

Yoga: Hip Openers: Get in Game Shape

Yoga: Shoulder Openers: Stretch 44 Shoulder Muscles

A Deuces Approach (PDF): Clearing in Pairs

Shooting Gallery with Jay Jalbert: On the Run

Drop It Like It's Hot: Draw Placement

Two Can't Miss Clears (PDF): Courtesy of Janine Tucker

Wrist Wrangler (PDF): Top 10 Wrist Strengtheners

Get Hard Core (PDF): Build Rotational Core

1-3-2 Motion Offense (PDF): Courtesy of Tony Seaman

Post, Seal and Deliver: How to Post Back

Sike!: Duke Trio on Fakes

Four Rules of Fast Breaks (PDF): Courtesy of Liz Robertshaw

Ten Movements in a Tenth of a Second: Tips from Brian Dougherty

Cleaner Knuckles and Pop Secrets: Amy Appelt's Stick Warm-up

Three Drills to Develop Shooters (PDF): Courtesy of Matt Kerwick

Blast From the Past: Kyle Harrison's Jump Shot

Rutgers' Full-Field Passing Drill (PDF): Courtesy of Jim Stagnitta

Six Feet of Rope: Long Poles as Offensive Threats

Wildcats Stick to Stickwork: Sarah Albrecht, Kristen Kjellman and Lindsey Munday

Lefty Loosey? Not on Her Watch: Off-Hand Development

Get Quick: Speed, Agility Drills

Picking the Defense Apart: Screens

Tape Worm: How to Tape Your Stick

Make the Most of the Wall: Wall-Ball Routine

Faceoff Jam Session: Tips from Alex Smith

Back to the Drawing Board: Draw Controls with Natasha Fuchs

Rediscovering a Lost Art: EMO with Kevin Sheehan

Get Them Running: Stick Checks with John Gagliardi

Get the Most of Your Body: Lax-Specific Training Tips

Avoid the Meter Maid: Free Position Tips

Upon Further Examination: Shooting Mechanics

Become an Artful Dodger: Dodges from Mark Millon

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