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Team Tempo Drills for Lacrosse Practice

Team Tempo Drills for Lacrosse Practice

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with Randall Goldsborough, Bucknell University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach; former assistant coach at Stanford, Maryland and North Carolina, member of the back-to-back National Championship Teams at Maryland (1995-96); member of the US National Team (1994-2006) including the 2001 US World Cup Championship Team

Former US National Team member and World Cup gold medalist Randall Goldsborough has created an exciting and fast-paced series of drills. These drills will challenge your players to apply the fundamental skills they already know to comprehensive, advanced small game exercises. In this DVD, Coach Goldsborough demonstrates exciting and progressive ways to teach:
Progressive Shuttle and Line Drills
Midfield Passing and Catching
Ground Balls
Transition and Clearing
Fast Breaks

This DVD is not intended to teach fundamental lacrosse skills. The fundamental skills that you have already taught your players are expanded upon and expressed on a larger scale. The tactics shown differ from traditional drills in that they utilize more players, game speed concepts and strategic, individual thinking. Additionally, Coach Goldsborough has infused a higher standard of conditioning to help players gain the advantage of endurance over their opponents.

Each drill is first explained on a white board and then demonstrated on the field by Coach Goldsborough's players. All of the drills shown utilize multiple concepts and continuous motion. The scope of these drills goes beyond two or three steps resulting in an expected outcome. Instead, certain guidelines are proposed that allow the players to react to ever-changing circumstances resulting from the reaction of the other participants. The outcome of each drill is determined by the decisions each player makes. The structure of the drills not only encourages, but ensures that the players are making decisions that will advance them through the drill.

Players are not just going through the motions of a drill, they are making game-speed decisions in an effort to be successful and satisfy their competitive spirit.

Coach Goldsborough exercises incorporate "team tempo drills." An example of her innovation is the Circle Drill. This drill transforms line and shuttle drills from the typical two players, single concept activity to an exercise that engages the entire team in multiple concepts. The Circle Drill efficiently challenges player's physically while additionally encouraging them to think outside of the box. The format of the circle drill, as well as many of the other drills shown, is flexible enough to allow coaches to customize the components and concepts to best fit their team needs.

With multiple players and concepts added to a lot of movement Coach Goldsborough is able to replicate the `chaos' of game situations, ensuring that each drill is directly beneficial come game-time.

Many of the drills Coach Goldsborough demonstrates introduce concepts and strategies that are easily applicable to any team's game plan. For example, in explaining the 8-Meter Clearing Drill, Ground Ball Outlet and USA Fast Break drills, advanced strategies are revealed that can be directly applicable to any team's strategy.

Designed for varsity high school teams and above, these these drills are better suited for experienced players. More importantly, by implementing the concepts shown such as clearing the ball, transition play and fast breaks, you will be able to create players who perform better in games simply because they have been challenged to a higher standard in practice. 102 minutes. 2013. DVD.

Product Summary: Learn the drills used by a champion coach to develop skills such as clearing, transition and fast breaks.  

Editorial Review: This lacrosse instructional video provides drills and instruction that coaches can use for experienced players. Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Sports Nation Video Sales Rank: 2 out of 92 for the category Lacrosse Coaching DVDs.

About Coach Goldsborough: In her first two seasons at Bucknell, Goldsborough coached back-to-back Patriot League Offensive Players of the Year in Suzanne Raffaele and Meredith Wright, as well as a PL Defensive Player of the Year in goalie Nicole Kallis. The Bison finished 8-8 in 2003 and 8-7 in 2004, and in 2003 they defeated Colgate in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals to reach the championship game for the first time in program history.

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