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Small Group Games for Rapid Player Development

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with Dennis Short, Rollins College Head Women's Lacrosse Coach; Took Rollins from startup program to Division II Final Four in just five years

Dennis Short packs more lacrosse into a one-hour practice than some teams manage all week. In this live - and intense - Rollins College practice, every player gets a "built-in" conditioning workout while she gets hundreds of touches on the ball.

Coach Short demonstrates several fast paced drills that will change the way you practice. In this DVD you will see:
Progressive Multi-Partner Stick Drills
Guaranteed Game Speed 1 v 1
Aggressive Defensive Techniques
Effective Doubling Strategies
Fast Offensive Ball Movement
This DVD features a practice plan worth of small-sided drills you can use to multiply your players' game-speed reps. In addition to seeing the nationally-ranked Rollins College team execute these drills in a real-time, live practice, Coach Short whiteboards each drill and explains its purpose and key coaching points.Nine drills are presented that can be tailored to accommodate different levels of experience. For example, through the application of a basic four corner box drill, Short has elevated the ordinary Line and Shuttle Drills to be so much more. His drills go far beyond building simple stick skills.

The "Three on One" and "Three Around One" drills will help players develop field awareness, footwork and communication, reinforce "give and go" passing and quick decision making, and build player proficiency in stick passing and catching. Coaches can apply the framework of these two drills to more efficiently exercise the skills you currently practice in line and shuttle drills.

Through well structured drills Coach Short easily creates a competitive atmosphere. Players push themselves at game speed in an effort to best their opponents. Fast and strategic ball movement is pitted against aggressive defensive techniques that call on defenders to double the ball in certain situations and use the goalie as an added defender in a manner that creates a surprising number of turnovers.

The entire practice series is suitable for players of any age, experience level, or scheme, and can be easily incorporated into your existing practice plan. Coach Short's philosophy of fast-paced drills and coaching "on the fly" creates high-tempo, competitive practices. Your players will never know what hit them when you implement these intense practice drills - and neither will your competition! 78 minutes. 2013. DVD.

Product Summary: These fast-paces drills and small group games for lacrosse incorporate skills like doubling, offensive ball movement, defensive techniques and more. Find out how to get the most our of your players and foster team play.

Editorial Review: This lacrosse coaching dvd contains team drills to help players develop their skills in a fast-paced practice. Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5. Sports Nation Video Sales Rank: 5 out of 92 for the category Lacrosse Coaching DVDs.

About Coach Short: Short successfully led the inaugural team in 2008 through an series of firsts, writing history along the way for the program, school, and state of Florida as Rollins became the first ever collegiate institution in the state to offer both varsity men's and women's lacrosse. In 2009, Short continued to produce success as he introduced a team that exploded into the national rankings and finished with an overall record of 12-3, just narrowly missing out on a bid to a post-season appearance.

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