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5. Basic Shooting Progressions


- Equipment Needed: Lacrosse Box, Balls, Pylons, Nets, Full Equipment

- This plan can also be dedicated to shooting on the run instead of set-shooting

TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME:

60

MINS

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


    MINS
    - Wall Ball (Variation #2B & #4) – "Pass High" Off Glass (Hips Perpendicular) + Set Shooting Against Boards
    *This drill runs simultaneous to drill #2

  2. Goaltending Drill #2: Goalie "W" Footwork


    MINS
    - Footwork only (left to right & right to left)
    *This drill runs simultaneous to drill #1

  3. Fundamental Skills Analysis:


    MINS
    - Dynamic Stretches - Stationary -
    - Coach leads the group re-establishing the importance of the stretch order
    - Circle-up at centre-floor and briefly discuss the theme of the practice

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


    MINS
    - Semi Circle Shooting (Variation #3) - Side to Side
    *top diagram
    - Water Break = 2 minutes

  5. Stickwork Drill #5A: "Step" & Shoot


    MINS
    - Step & Shoot (Variation #1 & #2)
    – "L-Shot" (Plant Off Outside Foot) = 5 minutes
    *top diagram
    - "Drag Shot" (Plant Off Inside Foot) = 5 minutes each
    *bottom diagram

  6. Stickwork Drill #5B: "Carousel" & Shoot


    MINS
    - Variation #1 Carry High & Shoot (@ Shooter Position)
    *top diagram

  7. Stickwork Drill #6A: Catch & Shoot


    MINS
    - Variation #2A - Shooter to Shooter Pass (Balls On One Side)
    *top diagram (can also advance to bottom diagram)

  8. Stickwork Drill #5B: "Carousel" & Shoot


    MINS
    - Variation #2A - Skip Pass to Shooter (Quick Release)
    *bottom diagram

  9. Cardio Drill #3: Stops & Starts


    MINS
    - Variation #1 - 4 Groups (Forward, Backward, Side-Shuffle & Tracking)

  10. Fundamental Skills Analysis:


    MINS
    - Huddle up at the end (in a circle), ask the players to come up with an appropriate word, as a team, for a team cheer
    - Static Stretches - Have players try to recall the leg stretches from the previous practice (informal)

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