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Cover: early-season passing, stickwork & conditioning exercises
Early-Season Passing, Stickwork & Conditioning Exercises

with John Sung,
Virginia Tech Head Women's Coach;
led VT to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018;
former Winthrop University Head Women's Coach;
2x Big South regular season and Tournament champions ('15, '16);
2x Big South Coach of the Year ('15, '16);
former NCAA Division I Lacrosse Committee chair;
member of the U.S. Lacrosse Convention Education Committee

If your players are unable to keep up with a conditioned team or a team that is comfortable possessing the ball, you won't win many games!

The drills included in this video from Virginia Tech's John Sung show you various ways to condition your team. You'll also get exercises that will improve your goalies' hand-eye coordination and footwork, your athletes' shooting abilities, the stick work skills of all of your players and defensive footwork reps to keep your team engaged and interested.

Conditioning & Skill Drills

The 'Manchester Run' helps stress the importance of pacing yourself as a player and actively recovering when you are fatigued. This will allow your athletes to make good decisions even if they are tired and also allows them to perform late in games when that extra burst of speed/energy is needed to secure a win.

Coach Sung shows a shooting progression drill that emphasizes good technique, body control, hand placement and shot placement without the extra added pressure of having a player on defense. If a player is comfortable shooting, it becomes muscle memory and will allow them to perform under pressure when facing an active defense. Finally, when the shooting progression moves to bump contact shooting, your players will get comfortable with feeling contact and pressure from defenders while still being able to get off a successful move/shot.

Next, you'll see the Army Line drill, which is a passing exercise that encourages quick feet with explosive cutting and footwork. Additionally, the drill calls for communication, quick hands, quick releases and efficiency of movement. Establishing these basics will help your team move the ball efficiently up the field, as well as in and around the goal circle.

What You'll Get

Sung and his assistants offer feedback to their players throughout the video, which is helpful because you'll observe areas of improvement that are needed for each player and how the staff approaches teaching them. A total of 22 drills are included, covering:

  • Conditioning
  • Goalie work
  • Stick skills
  • Shooting
  • Defensive basics

Coach Sung provides several drills that work on the building blocks of individual and full field play. His drills help show how to keep players engaged at practice while stressing the use of great technique and skill execution. Coaches at all levels of play would benefit from watching this video.

74 minutes. 2020.

DVD
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Cover: janine tucker's offense and defense 2-pack
Janine Tucker's Offense and Defense 2-Pack
LXD-05681A:

with Janine Tucker,
Johns Hopkins University Head Women's Coach;
Director of Tucker Lacrosse;
5x IWLCA Regional Coach of the Year;
10x NCAA Tournament appearances (6x Division I, 4x Division III);
all-time winningest coach in Johns Hopkins history;
in 2016, became the ninth coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 250 career wins;
member of the Positive Coaching Alliance National Board of Advisors;
member of the Collegiate Officials Association (COA);
member of the U.S. Lacrosse Long-term Lacrosse Athlete Development Model Committee

Individual offensive skills are required to build and improve any team offense. This video featuring Johns Hopkins' Janine Tucker teaches the techniques you'll need to build elite attackers. Coach Tucker walks you through a series of drills her team uses to build a world-class offense and provides plenty of coaching tips to help you get the most out of her exercises.

Offensive + Shooting Drills

Tucker begins with the "True North Drill" that contains a 3v2 to 4v3 format. She loves using this drill because everyone gets the chance to play everywhere, it promotes over-communication, and players have to think fast in order to succeed. Next, you'll see the "Inside Out Hard Corners" exercise that incorporates a curl out, split dodge, and ball reversal to train better stickwork.

Coach Tucker provides four separate shooting drills, each with different wrinkles to improve your team. The drills include:

  • 4 Line 2 Cage Criss-Cross Drill
  • 3 Line 2 Cage Flip Drill
  • 2 Cage Cut, Pick, Flash
  • 2v2 to 3v2 Throwback

These drills will put players through many reps and test their ability to score the ball.

Clearing & Competitive Drills

The "Charles Street Clearing" drill works offensive players and defenders and will help your team get better at making decisions under pressure, getting open, and taking away clearing opportunities. Tucker's "BC Clearing" is another great exercise that emphasizes her desire to have her defenders start their offense, with the middies and attackers finishing the job on the other end of the field.

Lastly, Tucker includes three competitive drills that will ramp up the intensity of your practices: Gonzaga, Pre-Game Ground Ball, and Half Field Draw to Scramble.

Coach Tucker's expertise shines in this video and your team will be sure to benefit from her shooting, stickwork, feeding, clearing and competitive drills. Increase your squad's offensive abilities today!

85 minutes. 2020.



LXD-05681B:

with Janine Tucker,
Johns Hopkins University Head Women's Coach;
Director of Tucker Lacrosse;
5x IWLCA Regional Coach of the Year;
10x NCAA Tournament appearances (6x Division I, 4x Division III);
all-time winningest coach in Johns Hopkins history;
in 2016, became the ninth coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 250 career wins;
member of the Positive Coaching Alliance National Board of Advisors;
member of the Collegiate Officials Association (COA);
member of the U.S. Lacrosse Long-term Lacrosse Athlete Development Model Committee

Janine Tucker, head women's lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins University and one of the winningest coaches in NCAA Division I history, brings you into her method of developing defenders at Johns Hopkins. With a focus on improving footwork, developing a strong mindset, and increasing communication, Coach Tucker shows you how to develop a cohesive helping defense as well as one that is instrumental in starting your offense.

Footwork and Stickwork

An important defensive focus at Johns Hopkins is footwork. Coach Tucker makes the point that "your stickwork is only as good as your footwork" and through a series of three drills demonstrates how she teaches these skills together to her team.

Help Defense Awareness and Communication

Communication is another defensive focus for Coach Tucker

DVD
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Cover: john sung's lacrosse 2-pack
John Sung's Lacrosse 2-Pack
LXD-05661A:

with John Sung,
Virginia Tech Head Women's Coach;
led VT to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018;
former Winthrop University Head Women's Coach;
2x Big South regular season and Tournament champions ('15, '16);
2x Big South Coach of the Year ('15, '16);
former NCAA Division I Lacrosse Committee chair;
member of the U.S. Lacrosse Convention Education Committee

If your players are unable to keep up with a conditioned team or a team that is comfortable possessing the ball, you won't win many games!

The drills included in this video from Virginia Tech's John Sung show you various ways to condition your team. You'll also get exercises that will improve your goalies' hand-eye coordination and footwork, your athletes' shooting abilities, the stick work skills of all of your players and defensive footwork reps to keep your team engaged and interested.

Conditioning & Skill Drills

The 'Manchester Run' helps stress the importance of pacing yourself as a player and actively recovering when you are fatigued. This will allow your athletes to make good decisions even if they are tired and also allows them to perform late in games when that extra burst of speed/energy is needed to secure a win.

Coach Sung shows a shooting progression drill that emphasizes good technique, body control, hand placement and shot placement without the extra added pressure of having a player on defense. If a player is comfortable shooting, it becomes muscle memory and will allow them to perform under pressure when facing an active defense. Finally, when the shooting progression moves to bump contact shooting, your players will get comfortable with feeling contact and pressure from defenders while still being able to get off a successful move/shot.

Next, you'll see the Army Line drill, which is a passing exercise that encourages quick feet with explosive cutting and footwork. Additionally, the drill calls for communication, quick hands, quick releases and efficiency of movement. Establishing these basics will help your team move the ball efficiently up the field, as well as in and around the goal circle.

What You'll Get

Sung and his assistants offer feedback to their players throughout the video, which is helpful because you'll observe areas of improvement that are needed for each player and how the staff approaches teaching them. A total of 22 drills are included, covering:

  • Conditioning
  • Goalie work
  • Stick skills
  • Shooting
  • Defensive basics

Coach Sung provides several drills that work on the building blocks of individual and full field play. His drills help show how to keep players engaged at practice while stressing the use of great technique and skill execution. Coaches at all levels of play would benefit from watching this video.

74 minutes. 2020.



LXD-05661B:

with John Sung,
Virginia Tech Head Women's Coach;
led VT to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018;
former Winthrop University Head Women's Coach;
2x Big South regular season and Tournament champions ('15, '16);
2x Big South Coach of the Year ('15, '16);
former NCAA Division I Lacrosse Committee chair;
member of the U.S. Lacrosse Convention Education Committee

If you establish good fundamentals with your team, your program will have a higher baseline of success. This video from Virginia Tech's John Sung provides several drills that will give your players the opportunity to work on their fundamentals both offensively and defensively. Sung's drills progress from individual play, to small sided play, to larger full field concepts. Sung demands good footwork and stick work from his players, both of which are essential building blocks to having a successful offense and defense.

Drill Work

The Teamwork 1v1 drill, and variations thereof, provide several opportunities to work on skills that are essential to the game of lacrosse. The

DVD
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Cover: offensive framework: a dynamic alternative to set plays
Offensive Framework: A Dynamic Alternative to Set Plays

with Ricky Fried,
Georgetown University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
winningest coach in program history; US Women's National Team Head Coach, 2009-2017;
Coached the US Women's National Team to 3 Gold medals

  • in 2013, at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario;
  • in 2017, at the FIL World Cup in Guildford, England;
  • in 2017, at the X World Games in Wroclaw, Poland;
2009 FIL World Cup Gold medal as Assistant Coach in Prague, Czech Republic;
2010 Big East Coach of the Year;
7x Big East Champions;
Philadelphia Fire Head Coach (WPLL)

Utilizing whiteboard instruction and on-field practices, Georgetown University's Ricky Fried shares his offensive philosophy on how to run a motion offense from top to bottom.

You'll get Coach Fried's advice on a number of topics relating to offense, including:

  • Running a pattern as opposed to a set play
  • Read and react framework
  • Understanding your options in the framework you're using
  • Staying focused for the entire possession
  • Spacing, timing and awareness on the field
  • Shuffling and filling vs. running and cutting

All of these add up to one jam-packed instructional video!

Whiteboard Breakdown

Coach Fried begins with an extensive whiteboard session in which he reviews the concepts and strategies on the set he calls "New York." During this segment, he covers all aspects of how players should keep the ball moving and finding space and time to be a threat. After mastering this framework, your team will know when to execute a 1v1, give & go, backdoor cut, or reverse course based on how the defense reacts.

On-Field Practice

On the field, Fried runs his offensive with coaching points throughout the session. A few keys that he covers are:

  • Focusing on speed and being effective with the ball
  • Talking when shuffling inside
  • Depth and how it relates to dodging
  • Timing cuts to receive a pass
  • Echoing calls made to the rest of the team

Another base offensive framework that Coach Fried covers is his "Iowa" set. This is another formation motion offense that starts with the ball up top, driving to the goal for a shot. In this framework, the top player must be decisive and your team must always look to reverse the field.

Fried also covers how to stall or hold the ball near the end of a close game. The keys to this strategy include spacing, the ability for every player to play every position, field awareness, and knowing where the double is coming from.

Teaching your players offensive frameworks instead of set plays allows them to create more scoring opportunities. Instead of forcing a set play, your players will be skilled at reading and reacting to the defense shown. Any coach that purchases this video will see instant improvement in their team's on-field play, intelligence, and confidence.

99 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: zone defense with a rover
Zone Defense with a Rover

with Ricky Fried,
Georgetown University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach;
winningest coach in program history, US Women's National Team Head Coach, 2009-2017;
Coached the US Women's National Team to 3 Gold medals

  • in 2013, at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario;
  • in 2017, at the FIL World Cup in Guildford, England;
  • in 2017, at the X World Games in Wroclaw, Poland;
2009 FIL World Cup Gold medal as Assistant Coach in Prague, Czech Republic;
2010 Big East Coach of the Year;
7x Big East Champions;
Philadelphia Fire Head Coach (WPLL)

Georgetown University head women's coach Ricky Fried relays his approach to zone defense, including drills and philosophy, in this instructional video. Coach Fried covers approaching attacking players with the ball outside the 8-meter arc, double technique in critical areas of the field, where to drive attacking players, and communication to run a successful zone defense.

Chalk Talk

Fried starts with a chalkboard session centered around his zone defense. You'll learn why you want to force players to specific locations on the field and how your help defense should approach the ball. Learning and mastering these basic concepts will exponentially improve your defense in a short amount of time.

Practice On the Field

Next, Coach Fried discusses how your zone defense should react based on whether the offense has one, two, or three players behind. You'll learn both the "where" and "why" related to player positioning. Using these principles will allow your athletes to understand each other's roles so they can communicate when to hold and/or switch.

One of the best drills Coach Fried covers is a 1v1 drill. In the drill, individual defenders work on the technique required to play within an effective zone defense. Athletes are trained to be aggressive at the 10-meter mark to drive their attacker into a specific area. This is a great drill to evaluate individual defenders' technique (competitive play, footwork, defensive IQ, conditioning) so you can make adjustments in your system.

As a bonus, Fried covers his "Red" and "Black" defensive approaches. In Red, players put pressure on a specific person or spot on the field. Meanwhile, Black focuses specifically on getting the ball out of an opposing athlete's hands. Using the same methodology, you can work out how your defense should react to similar scenarios.

This video will help you learn where each player should be, and why, within a zone defense. You can use these principles to determine for yourself where your athletes should be for any offensive situation you'll see during a game. This will lead to fewer defensive breakdowns and ultimately more turnovers for your team.

106 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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