- Learn how to use concepts from other sports to introduce and teach lacrosse skills
- Learn how to keep young athletes interested and engaged in practice
- Discover techniques that parents and new coaches can use to develop lacrosse fundamentals
with Kenneth "Bear" Davis, Ohio Machine (MLL) Head Coach;
former Archbishop (MD) Spalding Head Boys Lacrosse Coach; former Robert Morris Head Coach, led the nation in scoring in back-to-back seasons (2010-11); former assistant coach for the Czech Republic Men's National Lacrosse Team, where he helped coach the team in the 2002 Prague Cup as well as the 2002 ILF World Games in Australia
Ken "Bear" Davis has coached at the youth, high school and NCAA Division I levels and has also led a professional team. Using whiteboard diagrams and on-field demonstrations, Coach Davis teaches lacrosse fundamentals by utilizing concepts that may be familiar to young players from their experiences with other sports, playground activities and party games. These fun yet competitive drills focus on:
- ground balls
- stick skills
- basic offensive "Give and Go"
- defensive fundamentals
This video is intended to teach the fundamentals of lacrosse to beginning and less experienced players. Coach Davis utilizes drills that are commonly used in other sports, and then applies the characteristics of those drills to lacrosse in a creative way that will keep young players interested as they develop their fundamental skills.
The basics of lacrosse are covered using exercises that players will have fun performing. Drills can be customized to fit the specific and ever-changing needs of athletes. Coach Davis' methodology includes learning important concepts by teaching fun and memorable "catch phrases." Key terms are introduced to help players remember proper skill execution. For example, the catch phrase "keep your nose behind your toes" describes proper positioning for defense. One of the ground ball catch phrase is "two butts down." Simple and fun phrases like these make it easier for beginning players to remember the finer details of the skills they are working to develop.
Individual defensive dodging and other fundamental lacrosse skills are covered in the 11 drills included in this video. There are multiple drills as well as games that can be implemented to develop fundamental lacrosse skills.
Many of the activities have been designed to include goalies; the video also features an exciting drill especially for athletes who play in this key position.
This video is a fantastic resource that will help even experienced coaches build a comprehensive practice program guaranteed to keep younger players engaged and highly motivated. Players will have fun and grow with each practice.
76 minutes. 2013.Lacrosse Videos