- Watch three days of live Stanford Women's Lacrosse practice!
- Learn drills to train your players' to be quick and decisive on their defensive coverage
- Get practice drills to improve your players' stick handling and confidence
- Get your players a lot of touches on ball using 3 player post passing and ground ball drills
with Amy Bokker, Stanford University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
Assistant Coach and Defensive coordinator for the US Women's National Lacrosse team,2x Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year
and Brooke McKenzie, Stanford University Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach;
3x member of the Canadian National Team (scored 12 goals for the 2009 team that finished third in the 2009 World Cup Tournament), Four-year starting attacker at James Madison
Stanford Head Coach Amy Bokker provides three days of Cardinal lacrosse practices including dynamic warm-up exercise drills, stickwork drills, clearing pattern drills, defensive drills and shooting drills.
Coach Bokker and her staff continuously bring their accomplished experience to bear on the development of their players. Not only do they state in clear terms what the drills are intended to accomplish, but continuous coaching and guidance is provided to sharpen each player's efforts to correctly master the skills presented.
One of the best parts of this video is the emphasis on communication. Coach Bokker explains to the players the comprehensive importance of communication. Not simply the on-field communication between players but also the encouragement from the bench to the players on the field.
It is this continued positive reinforcement from each other, not just from the coaches, that will ultimately set the tone for how aggressive and successful your practice will be. By continuously encouraging each other, the team is elevated to a higher level of performance and intensity. By following this example, you can help your team get more out of your practice time and reach your highest potential!
284 minutes (3 DVDs). 2012.
Practice Day 1, Dynamic Warm-up and Stickwork Drills Coach Bokker's staff organizes practice into different segments-focusing on skeleton and team play. Working in a skeleton environment helps develop game-like skills.
- Dynamic warm-up drills are demonstrated to show a sample of how the Stanford Women's Lacrosse team prepares for practice
- Clearing and transition are pivotal to success on the field. Clearing pattern stickwork drills are used to emphasize handling a pressure riding team.
- 3 v 3 v 3 Draw Drill creates a double team situation for all three players trying to maintain pressure in a reduced area of the field for 40 seconds.
- Shooting drills that require dodging, passing and proper cutting and flashing back to the ball for good shots. These drills provide opportunities to work on portions of plays to build shooting and feeding confidence.
- 7 v 7 session with focused formations and defenses to reduce freelancing. The "52" offensive formation is implemented and its effectiveness for game speed play is clearly shown.
Practice Day 2, Transition Drills Follow the team through a series of stickwork drills, their defensive approach & communication drills, and clearing drills. The practice features:
- A series of stickwork drills (Post Drill, Ground Ball, Quick Stick/Over the Shoulder and Ground Ball Away) to develop confidence and stick handling skills.
- A Defensive Approach & Communications drill is used to encourage communication between two defenders and to force the attack players to their weak hand while continuously obstructing the passing lanes with the defender's stick.
- A progressive clearing pattern drill is used to work on successfully working against a pressure riding team. The drill begins with a 3v2 then 4v3, 5v4 and ends with a 7v7 clear. Strategies are presented from both the defensive and offensive points of view, with fundamentals such as spacing and on-ball communication continually stressed.
- A Competitive Ground Ball Drill 2v2 which allows players to work as a team both on offense and defense beginning with a ground ball. The drill moves thro