- Keep your whole team active during practice
- Make your practices more productive by using drills that work multiple skills simultaneously
- Get drills that can be used for practice at any level of play
with Jim Stagnitta, Charlotte Hounds (MLL) Head Coach;
former University of Pennsylvania Assistant Coach;
former Denver Outlaws Head Coach, 2013 MLL Coach of the Year, 2013 MLL Runners-Up;
former Rutgers University Head Coach
Jim Stagnitta's players are always fundamentally sound and in this on-field presentation he takes you through some of his favorite skill development drills. These drills are designed to use with a small number of coaches, to involve every player, and to produce a large amount of repetitions in a short amount of time.
All aspects of the game are included in many of the drills and they require a game like work ethic. These drills will maximize staff and players for an efficient, fast paced and competitive practice.
Concepts and Conditioning Drills
- Moving Target: Works on passing across your body (right and left handed), incorporating the C-cut, getting feet set and moving through the ball
- Over-the-shoulder (Full field): Receiving the ball over the shoulder on the run from the goalie in a game-like situation - can incorporate shooting as well.
- Line Drills: A two-ball drill that forces good communication and field awareness. Works with passing, scooping ground balls.
- 3-on-2: Ground ball situations from four areas (top, left side, right side and behind). Concepts involved are stick work, shooting, communication, finishing, ground balls and playing unsettled defense. Keeps everyone on the team involved and active.
- Live 3-on-2 Ground ball Drill: Forces the offensive players to handle the ball in a pressure situation - both offensively and defensively. Works on reading the situation, collecting the ground ball, finding open player and finishing quickly.
- Continuous 5-on-4 (Full field) Drill: Works on quick clears to outlets, pace of the game, stick work, communication, all unsettled situations and reinforces your offense and defense patterns. Forces the players to play fast, move the ball quickly and make reads. Also fine tunes the communication and rotations the defense will need to make.
- Clearing Drill: A great way to use your whole team. Works on clearing patterns from an outlet, unsettled offense, transitioning from your clear to recognizing and reading an unsettled situation. Includes long passes for the defensemen, over the shoulder break outs off shots and any other aspects of the game you want to include.
- Staggered Start Drill: Transition into 6-on-6 offense as you would in a game. Defense gets in a hole first, and then has to check up. The offense can jump into an unsettled situation, but if it's not there can transition into your 6-on-6 offense.
Stagnitta demonstrates a variety of live drills that add conditioning and competitiveness to your practices. Learning how to use this plethora of drills will help your team have more efficient practices and more successful seasons!
57 minutes. 2010.Lacrosse Videos