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8. Intro To Body Contact


Equipment Needed: Lacrosse Box, Balls, Nets, Pylons, Full Equipment, Checking Pads/Gym Mats/Pool Noodles)

TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME:

90

MINS

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


    MINS
    - Huddle up at centre-floor and discuss the theme of the practice
    - Demo (2 min): Athletic Position, Slashing, Cross Checking, Body Checking
    - (Variation #1) - Stationary Push-Check/Cross-Check/Body-Check (+ Blocking a Cross-Check/Slashing With A Partner

  2. Cradling Drill #1: "Stationary/Dynamic" Cradling


    MINS
    - (Variation #3) – Partner Ball Protection
    *not shown in diagram

  3. Cradling Drill #3: Cradling "Traffic" Shuttle


    MINS
    - Dodge Player In The Other Line (Make A Move) - face dodge/roll dodge
    *top diagram

  4. Fundamental Skills Analysis:


    MINS
    - Dynamic Stretches - Active Dynamic Routine
    - Water Break = 2 minutes

  5. Cradling Drill #6: The Gauntlet ("Ball Protection")


    MINS
    - (Variation #1 & #2) - Without Ball/With Ball

  6. Cradling Drill #2: Cradling/Dodging Around Pylons ("Side-to-Side")


    MINS
    - (Variation #2) – Make A Move (Coach With Checking Pad/Gym Mat/Pool Noodle) - Face Dodge & Roll Dodge

  7. Cradling Drill #4: "Open Floor" Cradling & Checking


    MINS
    - (Variation #3) – Footwork + Ball Carrier + Checking (Timing)
    - Water Break = 2 minutes

  8. Loose Ball Drill #8: Loose Ball With "Pressure"


    MINS
    - (Variation #1 & #2) – In the Corner/With Support
    - Water Break = 2 minutes

  9. Defense Drill #6A: 4 Corner Checking ("Top-Side Defense")


    MINS
    - Demo (2 min): Top-Side Defense (Hips To The boards, Deny Top-Side, Force Underneath)
    - (Variation #1A) - Stick Upside Down (1 Corner At A Time)
    *top diagram

  10. Defense Drill #5A: Rollies Partner "Box Out" Drill


    MINS
    - Demo (2 min): Boxing Out
    - (Variation #1 & #2) - Stick Upside-Down/Stick Normal

  11. Defense Drill #6A: 4 Corner Checking ("Top-Side Defense")


    MINS
    - Sticks Normal (1 Corner At A Time) - No Rebounds!
    *top diagram

  12. Cardio Drill #5: Linds' Compete Drills


    MINS
    - (Variation #1) - Defensive Head Start
    *top diagram

  13. Fundamental Skills Analysis:


    MINS
    - Huddle up at centre-floor, ask the players to come up with an appropriate word, as a team, for a team cheer
    - Remind players to perform Static Stretches on their own time (ask who did them next practice)

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