Get drills that directly support, enhance and maximize your offensive sets
- Coach a wide range of shooting drills that mimic the types of shots players get in specific offensive sets
- Get drills that build skills such as fading, picking, bailing and re-dodging to attack the defense
- Incorporate execution and positioning in your shooting drills, which will help your players in more complex team play
with Joe Amplo,
US Naval Academy Head Coach;
former Marquette University Head Coach;
Team USA Assistant Coach; 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Gold medal);
Inaugural Coach of Marquette Program, 2014 Big East Coach of the Year, 2016, 2017 Big East Tournament Champions;
2016 Howdy Myers 'Man of the Year' Award ;
former Hofstra University Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
and Stephen Brundage, Marquette University Associate Head Coach
Joe Amplo was named the first head coach in Marquette men's lacrosse history in 2011.Since then, Ampolo has led Marquette to semifinal appearances in the Big East Tournament annually, back-to-back Big East Tournament Championships ('16, '17) and ranked as high as 9th in the nation and couple of NCAA berths. For his accomplishments he was named the 2014 Big East Coach of the Year, and, in 2016, was given the prestigious Howdy Myers 'Man of the Year' Award. Prior to Marquette, Ampolo served on the staff at Hofstra University, starting out working under then head coach John Danowski.
Rather than running standard shooting drills, Amplo has given considerable thought to how his shooting drills can mimic, and therefore maximize the potential, of his team's offensive sets. Coach Amplo and innovative, offensive-minded Coach Stephen Brundage introduce several drills to help mimic offensive sets and situations in the two man, 1-3-2 and 1-4-1 sets.
Building an Offense
Brundage provides insight into how to build offenses through the part-whole method, working in smaller groups and eventually building into offensive sets. He covers the Fade Series, a four part series of shooting drills that trains players on how to shoot on the run in their unique backpedal movement pattern. From fades, it adds three progressions: split, "Canadian quick" and hitch. The coaches add variation and subtle differences in each of the shooting drills to match the level of variation that players will see in the game.
Small Groups and Sets
The team breaks up into smaller groups, such as 45 and 32 to goal, to change where the ball is coming from and give another look for the top side of the offense. You will learn skill work such as setting picks, flashers, slips, bail, throwback, double up picks with an outlet, seals, backdoor cuts, pops, and re-dodges through two-man and three man series drills. Various sets are also shown, with 4-man open sets, rollbacks, and finally 1-4-1 and 2-3-1 sets in settled 6v6 situations.
This video is a great way to build a potent and fundamentally sound offense that takes advantage of various skills and tactics to break down the opposition and win more games.
49 minutes. 2016.Lacrosse Videos