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2. Basic Fundamentals - Lesson #2


- Equipment Needed: Empty Garbage Can, Lacrosse Box, Lacrosse Balls, Nets, Helmets & Gloves, Pinnies, Pylons

Optional Ball Progressions (For First-Timers):  do drills using dodgeballs, volleyballs, or basketballs, whiffle balls (using bare hand or top-hand only), high density foam balls (using bare hand or top hand only), SWAX balls (using bare hand or top-hand only), real balls (using bare hand or top hand only - incorporate bounce passes)

Pre-Practice: (20 min - Optional):
- Demo Stick Stringing - How To Create And Maintain A Usable Stick – 20 Minutes Prior To Practice

TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME:

60

MINS

  1. Fundamental Skills Analysis:


    MINS
    Huddle (Circle at Centre-Floor):
    - Lacrosse: Hard Work
    - Re-Hash: Skills Learned In Previous Week
    - Come up with an appropriate word, as a team, for a team cheer
    - Warm-Up (2 min):
    - Run around the side/end boards with sticks/balls; two-handed cradling (both directions) – no passing

  2. Defense Drill #1: Athletic Position ("Balance" & "Footwork")


    MINS
    - (Variation #3B) – Follow The Stick (With Ball)
    *bottom diagram

  3. Loose Ball Drill #2: Rolling ("Attacking") A Ball With A Partner


    MINS
    Demo: Attacking A Loose Ball
    - (Variation #1 & #2) – Rolling Loose Ball (10m apart) + Cradle Around Partner

  4. Stickwork Drill #2: "Partner Passing"


    MINS
    - (Variation #1) - "Stationary Passing" - 5-10m Away (Move Progressively Farther)
    *top diagram

  5. Stickwork Drill #2: "Partner Passing"


    MINS
    - (Variation #3) – "Dynamic Pass" - Short Run (15m Away)
    *bottom diagram

  6. Stickwork Drill #2: "Partner Passing"


    MINS
    - (Variation #4) – "Face Away"
    - Water Break = 2 minutes
    *top digram

  7. Stickwork Drill #1: Passing Against The Boards "Wall Ball"


    MINS
    - Demo: Set Shooting (Time & Space, Crow Hop)
    - (Variation #4) - "Set Shot" (15 Metres Away)

  8. Warm-Up Drill #5: Semi-Circle ("Horseshoe") Shooting


    MINS
    - Demo: Prime Scoring Area, Proper Floor Sides, Wrong Floor Side
    - (Variation #1A) – All Players Shoot At Once (Game) - "Hit The Net"
    *top diagram

  9. Warm-Up Drill #5: Semi-Circle ("Horseshoe") Shooting


    MINS
    - (Variation #4) - Shot On-The-Run
    *top diagram
    - Water Break: 2 min

  10. Games Drill #4: Cradling Relay (North-South)


    MINS
    - (Variation #1) – Weave Through Pylons (Touch Far-End Boards)
    *left-side of diagram

  11. Games Drill #12: Shot-On-The-Run Relay


    MINS
    - Relay - Balls at Centre-Floor (Lines in Both Corners)
    - Keep Going Until You Score (Shoot From Behind The Pylon)
    *top diagram

  12. Games Drill #7: Lax Darts


    MINS
    - (Variation #1) – Garbage Can at Centre-Floor

  13. Cardio Drill #1: Rabbit Run


    MINS
    - Discussion:  The Importance of Fitness/Cardio in Lacrosse
    - (Variation #1A) - Single Line; No Balls (Switch Directions Halfway)
    *top diagram

  14. Fundamental Skills Analysis:


    MINS
    - Circle at centre-floor
    - Static Stretches - Have players demonstrate ones that they know; group led discussion

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