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Becoming a Champion Lacrosse Player with Gary Gait

Becoming a Champion Lacrosse Player with Gary Gait

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Arguably the greatest lacrosse player ever, Gary Gait's long list of accolades includes:
  • 1st team All-America (three times)
  • USILA player of the year honors (twice)
  • Lead Syracuse to National Championships in '88, '89 and '90.
  • Is Syracuse's all-time leading goal scorer (192 goals)
  • Gait holds numerous NCAA records, including: Goals scored in a tournament game (9) and single tournament (15).
  • He played for the Canadian National Team in the ILF World Championships in '90, '94 and '98, (And earned a place on the All-World Team each year!)
  • Gait is a 15X All-Pro and 6X MVP of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), as well as 'Rookie of the Year' (1991).
  • He ranks as the NLL's all-time leading goal and points scorer.

Gait joined the Major League Lacrosse at its inception in 2001, helping the Baltimore Bayhawks to League Championships in 2002 and 2005 as a player-coach. Prior to that, Gait played for more than 10 years in the USCLA, winning its MVP award four times and its Championship twice. Gait served as an assistant coach on the University of Maryland women's teams that won seven consecutive NCAA championships in the 1990s and early 2000s. Lacrosse Magazine named him to its 'All-20th Century Team' and the NCAA named him to its '25th Anniversary Team'.

Becoming a Champion Lacrosse Player with Gary Gait: Shooting Techniques & Drills
with Gary Gait,Syracuse University Women's Head Lacrosse Coach;
former Colorado Mammoth (NLL) Head Coach,
NLL Champions (2006);
member of the United States Lacrosse National Hall of Fame (2005)
and the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame

Shooting is more complex than just throwing the ball at the goal. It involves body mechanics, using the stick, deception and developing different shots around the field. Focusing on push-pull, lacrosse legend Gary Gait begins with the basic shot. The same basic form can be aided by different release points, demonstrated by the game's greatest player. From a basic position, the player can accurately change the direction of the shot. Deception is another big part of developing skill as a shooter, and Gait shows proper body position for high and low shots. Gait clearly details the mechanics and teaching points used in deceptive shooting. Gait's next focus is to share different shots from the outside. Three main shots demonstrated are the sidearm crank shot, sweeping and on the run shots; most of your shots will come from these two types of shots. These shots rely on coiling the body, dipping and side to side deception. Gait teaches his players to telegraph the fake but not the shot. Gait concludes with his infamous 'trick' shots that only he can teach. These shots include behind the back, twister, change up, the elevator and the handle slam. This DVD is a great 'one-on-one training session' with the greatest lacrosse player of all time! 44 minutes. 2007. DVD.

Becoming a Champion Lacrosse Player with Gary Gait: Stick Tricks & Dodging
with Gary Gait,Syracuse University Women's Head Lacrosse Coach;
former Colorado Mammoth (NLL) Head Coach,
NLL Champions (2006);
member of the United States Lacrosse National Hall of Fame (2005)
and the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame

In this one-of-a-kind DVD, lacrosse legend Gary Gait demonstrates the skills that has earned him the distinction of being called the greatest lacrosse player of all time. Starting with the lacrosse stick, Gait carefully details the stick and the pocket. The basic cradle is dictated by the roll of your wrist and hand. Both the one- and two-hand cradle are demonstrated. Techniques for catching and protecting the ball are highlighted, as well as several different stick flips. Gait teaches throwing in two distinct parts; first, he concentrates on the hands and the arms away from the body. Learning to isolate the hands and arms develops control and the ability to throw in any direction, regardless of body position. When the body becomes involved, powerful shots and pinpoint passes can be made. Stick tricks include the 'behind the back' pass and the 'around the world' or 'reverse behind the back' pass. The 'handle slam' is another tricky maneuver demonstrated. Gait closes with the art of dodging. The bull, face and roll dodge are necessary dodging skills for all players and is completely broken down by Gait. 52 minutes. 2007. DVD.

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