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Lacrosse Ball Passing

Over the years Lacrosse has been becoming an increasingly more popular sport across America. However, I feel like people aren’t getting a good understanding of the sports basics before they hit the field. So I thought I would do something about that, thus this article. I just wanted to go over some basics so people would stop making fools of them.

 

Lacrosse has been popular on the east coast for many years, and has slowly made its way across America and has become popular all over the states. Over the last several years there has been a huge jump in the number of people playing lacrosse. From the west to the east and everywhere in between lacrosse seems to be popping up everywhere.

 

Just like every other sports every person needs to have a strong understanding for the sport and all its fundamentals. Let’s start off with the real basics and that all begins with simple passing of the lacrosse ball.

 

Proper handling of a Lacrosse stick is the first thing that one must learn.  Watching lacrosse players play will help you understand that the throwing motion should be fluid and will often have to take place on the run.

 

When running you will also have to make sure that you can cradle the ball through instinct or muscle memory.  This can take some time and is definitely a skill that you will have to start cultivating.

 

As you hold the lacrosse stick you will want to make sure that the stick is across your body.  The pocket should be near your ear and you want to make sure that your top hand is holding the equipment right above your shoulder.

 

Your opposite hand will be at the bottom of the stick.  The order of your hands will depend on which hand is your dominant hand and you should be sure that you understand in what order to hold your hands.

 

Your feet should never be even with each other when you are throwing a lacrosse body.  You should make sure that your feet are staggered so that you are able to put more power into the throw and you are also able to have the balance that you need for the throw.

 

When you are throwing the ball you will have to move your body to transfer the weight from your back foot to your front.  This transition of weight and the momentum that you are using to push the ball forward will help you have a lot of force behind your throw.

Cade Lennox is a fitness and health expert who writes articles about exercise, nutrition and more. He has also authored hundreds of treadmill reviews and treadmill ratings.

Soccer Golf – Great Soccer Drill For Coaches – Soccer Practice Activity to Improve Passing Accuracy

There are times during the season when it’s nice to change up the practice routine, put away the traditional drills, and have some fun while still working on some key skills. In this article, I will describe a great activity that combines soccer with golf.

Soccer Golf

Soccer golf is a great drill that will help players improve passing accuracy, touch, and leg strength.

To get started, you first want to select several objects to use as “holes” on your golf course. Objects can include things such as goal posts, trash cans, cones, light poles, trees, fences, and so on. You don’t need to limit yourself to the soccer field.

After you have determined your targets, you want to set up a course. You want to create holes of varying length and difficulty. Use your imagination and creativity. For example, I’ve made par 5 “doglegs” where players needed to chip the ball over a fence and navigate around a tree before reaching the target. I’ve had par 3 holes where players had to lob the ball over an imaginary lake before reaching the hole.

Now that you have the course set up, give the players a walk-through of each hole, explaining how they should proceed. You can also establish a par for each hole at this time depending on its length and difficulty. Pars in golf usually range from 3 to 5 strokes but your holes can be as long or as short as you want.

Once the players are familiar with the holes, have them proceed through the course. You can either have each player go individually or you can send them off in pairs, having them take turns on each shot. Each touch of the ball is worth a stroke and the players should keep track of their own scores.

This is a great activity that your players will really enjoy. My teams actually create their own score cards and players now have an active role in developing new holes and courses.

Soccer Golf is an activity that can be used at any point of a practice, but I find it works particularly well as a cool-down activity towards the end.

Perry is high-school soccer coach and former player. He writes on a variety of topics. Please see his websites Gas Powered RC Cars and Gas Powered RC Boats.

Basketball Coaching – Passing drills

If you have several good shooters on your team, that’s certainly good news. The bad news, though, is that if their teammates can’t deliver the ball to them when they’re open, your number of scoring chances will plummet. The following drills work to sharpen those all-important passing skills and put some sizzle in your team’s “offensive” play.

Pressure passes

Players who can spot open teammates and deliver accurate passes, all while being pestered by aggressive defenders, make playing defense difficult for your opposition. The pressure passes drill helps your players stay cool under pressure and deliver accurate passes to teammates on the move.

What you need: Groups of three players. One ball for each group.

How it works: Break your team into groups of three, make two of them offensive players and one a defensive player, and move to one end of the court. One of the offensive players begins in the corner along the baseline and holds the ball. His offensive partner begins above the key (at the top of the free-throw circle), with the defensive player between him and the basket.

1. On your whistle, the player with the ball delivers a chest pass to his partner.

2. After he delivers the pass, he cuts to the basket. As soon as the other offensive player catches the ball, the defender begins guarding him closely, trying to deny another pass.

3. If he can, the offensive player passes the ball to his cutting partner for a lay-up. If a passing lane isn’t available, the ball handler begins dribbling to his left or right until he can create an opening to pass the ball.

4. Have the ball handler use pass fakes and attack the feet of the defender (step around him) until he can pass the ball to his partner. From the point where the cutting player catches the return pass, he dribbles in for a lay-up.

Coaching pointers: You can run this drill on both sides of the basket and at each end of the court, as long as you alternate between groups at one end. This makes for very little standing-around time, because 12 kids can easily be involved in this drill at one time. Encourage defenders to attack the ball handlers and remain on the balls of their feet so they can make quick reactions and disrupt what the players are attempting to do.

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