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Defensive Drills to Develop the Individual & Team

with Casey Brodersen,
Bryant University Associate Head Coach;
has helped lead the Bulldogs to 5 Northeast Conference titles, 4 NCAA Tournament appearances, and the 2014 NCAA Tournament quarterfinals;
2009 team captain and MVP as a player at Keene State College

This video featuring Bryant University associate head coach Casey Brodersen includes 11 drills to improve individual and team defensive skills. Coach Brodersen's drills focus on improving footwork, on-ball defensive technique, communication and anticipation to breakout for faster transitions.

Once you've taken in all of the drills that Brodersen has to offer, he includes a segment at the end that breaks down game film. In this section, you'll see how the practice drills translate directly to game situations - which can be extremely helpful, especially for coaches who don't have much experience making adjustments and training areas of weakness in-season.

Defensive Drills

Coach Brodersen presents multiple drills that will help your team build into transition after a shot. You'll get five drills that work on situation play to read transition breakout opportunities. Additionally, Brodersen shows how to get defenders into position to make a quick outlet pass in order to create odd man rush opportunities.

The "Tennis Ball Over the Top" drill is especially valuable because it teaches how to get your players used to the concept of a breakout after a shot is delivered. Brodersen prefers to use tennis balls in this drill because it reduces the risk of injury to goalies and allows the focus of the drill to be on the breakout as opposed to the save. In all, the drill gives your team:

  • Multiple reps for goalies clearing the ball
  • Work on all aspects of actions after a shot, including the run out by defenders low and the breakout from the defender covering the shooter
  • Great conditioning work

Film Review

Finally, listen to Coach Brodersen break down actual game film on how each of his drills relate directly to transition breakouts in games. This is an excellent teaching technique you can use with your own players during film sessions to help them better understand the "what" and "why" behind each drill.

This is a quality video covering the defensive portion of the game. Coach Brodersen lays out all his drills in a clear, concise manner that's easy to understand so you can immediately take his drills and incorporate them into your practice plans.

112 minutes. 2019.

DVD
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Face-Off Foundations

with Casey Brodersen,
Bryant University Associate Head Coach;
has helped lead the Bulldogs to 5x Northeast Conference titles, 4x NCAA Tournament appearances, and the 2014 NCAA Tournament quarterfinals;
was team captain and MVP at Keene State College (2009)

Under the tutelage of Bryant's Associate Head Coach Casey Brodersen, face-off specialist Kevin Massa finished his college career in 2015 holding seven NCAA records. Among those records: the all-time Division I leader for career ground balls, ground balls per game, and face-off wins.

Possessing a face-off specialist of that caliber can be a massive weapon for any lacrosse team, and in this video, Coach Brodersen provides many of the drills and skills he used to propel Massa to such a high level of achievement. You'll get a variety of exercises that focus on the small details that can win your squad a higher percentage of face-offs.

A total of 10 drills/concepts are included in this video and build from basic techniques to full-fledged game situations. Each drill can be tailored to fit the skill level of your players. Brodersen's drills use common items (folding tables, for example) that wouldn't require spending money on extra items to make the drill work.

The Clamp

Face-offs are very technique-oriented, and Brodersen breaks down the clamp in a way that is easily replicated in practices. He presents each step slowly and gradually works up to game pace. You'll also see how to build on the technique as your athlete increases in ability, strength and speed. Brodersen also details the right and wrong way to perform the associated footwork and stickwork. Game footage is provided and will allow you to relate the practice technique to a live game scenario.

Pop With Cones

Brodersen shows how you can incorporate cones to make technique work more game-like. In this drill, the player must stay fully engaged because as they are rotating, the coach calls out directions and selects a specific colored cone. This corresponds to the cone the athlete must exit to as they also perform the rotation and pop technique.

Bench Press Walks

This segment incorporates many of the techniques that are taught during the clamp section, while also incorporating items to make sure the players stay low to the ground and maintain proper technique. As players move through the tables, the coach calls out a direction for them to pull, making the athletes think and react instead of just going through the motions.

The added utilization of still shots and game film adds another dimension to this video that makes it more relatable to live situations. Coach Brodersen does a great job pointing out things to look for as a coach and how to correct common errors, all while providing you with ideas on how to make sure your players are utilizing proper technique. This all-encompassing video provides the insights, and answers, to the question:"how can I win more face-offs?"

80 minutes. 2019.

DVD
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ChampCoach Lacrosse Membership

Featuring over 150 full-length lacrosse coaching videos from an amazing collection of Hall of Fame, NCAA, National Team and High School Championship-winning coaches such as: Jim Berkman, Dom Starsia, John Danowski, Cindy Timchal, John Nostrant, Gary Gait, Jack Kaley,Dave Pietramala, Tony Seaman, John Desko, Jenny Levy and many, many more!

Every Topic Covered!

Whether you're looking for adjustments to a new offensive or defensive system or scheme, tweaks to your players' skills and technique or in-depth ideas for practice planning and drills, ChampCoach contains all the valuable X&O's you need!

From the Unrivaled, Award-Winning Championship Productions Studios in Ames, Iowa!

If you are familiar with lacrosse coaching videos, then you are familiar with Championship Productions!
Championship Productions invented the instructional sport video in the 1970s and has been on the cutting-edge, featuring the most successful coaches on film, ever since! As wehave transitioned from VHS to DVD to instant stream videos, hundreds of thousands of lacrosse coaches all over the world have benefitted from the skills instruction, from in-depth demonstrations of systems, technique, drills and position-training concepts, and, from seeing how the best coaches in the world run their practices and enjoy consistent, hard-earned success.

Championship Productions has been long recognized as the world's leader in sport instructional videos and has been showered with numerous Telly Awards (the highest award in video programming) but most importantly, with praise and gratitude from coaches of lacrosse teams, atall levels of play, for all that we have allowed them to learn and subsequently, teach, to their teams for the past 40 years!


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Developing Offensive Tenets

with John Galloway,
University of Jacksonville Head Coach; former Providence College Assistant Coach;
Team USA Co-Captain; Goalie - 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Gold medal);
Dallas Rattlers Goalie (2011 - present); 3x Goaltender of the Year Award (2014, 2016 & in 2018 shared the award with Niko Amato):
2x First Team All-American Goalie at Syracuse University, Goalie on 2008 & 2009 NCAA Championship teams (Syracuse);
2x Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award winner (nation's best goalkeeper), Galloway is the second goalkeeper in history to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy; recorded most wins for a goalie in NCAA history (59), ranks seventh in the NCAA history in goals against average (7.33)

Before an offense can start a season, it needs to have a set of tenets, or offensive principles, in place that allow its players to be creative on the field, while still having a set of guidelines to fall back on.

John Galloway, Jacksonville's head coach, takes you into the classroom and onto the field as he teaches you how to build the foundation of an offense. In the classroom, he introduces Jacksonville's fundamental offensive concepts and then discusses the science behind their offense, plus how he puts together an offense from year-to-year based on his personnel. Then, Coach Galloway takes you on the field where he presents 15 drills designed around Jacksonville's offensive tenets and rooted in science; these drills include a progressive series of seven shooting drills that simulate game situations from specific areas of the field.

Offensive Principles

Before an offense can take the field, it needs to have in place its offensive tenets: a set of guiding principles that would allow anyone to step onto the field with Galloway's team and understand what they were trying to accomplish on offense. In this section, Galloway presents the foundation of his offense that gives the players and coaches something to fall back on if the offense starts to break down. These tenets include:

  • Being a threat to score anywhere on the field
  • 'Gassing your cuts'
  • Six men with one voice

Science of an Offense

With these principles always in mind, Coach Galloway teaches you how to create an offense that has a solid foundation that can remain adaptable based on your personnel. The science of any offense has four pillars you can always rely on:

  • Using dodges to eliminate on-ball defenders
  • Being sneaky and lively off-ball to eliminate defenders
  • Shooting efficiently with proper overhand form
  • Dictating the pace of the game by letting the ball do the work with precision passing

On the Field

Next, Galloway moves from the classroom to the practice field, where he presents 15 drills, including a progressive series of shooting drills, all designed with Jacksonville's offensive tenets in mind. He runs his players through a series of drills that improve dodging, overhand shooting and off-ball movement, all of which can be adapted to fit your offensive needs and personnel.

Drag vs. Dice

In this featured drill, the ball carrier's goal is simple - eliminate their defender. Dodging skinny with their shoulders, the ball carrier does everything they can to make their defender's job difficult and draw a slide. When the slide comes, the ball carrier has to escape to the sideline with their feet, roll away and find the open man, all the while keeping in mind that if they bail on the dodge too early, the defense will have too much time to recover. This drill toggles between a dodge up top and from behind the cage. As a bonus component, your defenders can work on effective double teams by turning the ball carrier back to a specific spot on the field with a ready slide.

After spending 20 years watching offenses try to score on his defense, Coach Galloway has learned what works on offense and what doesn't. What he presen

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Drills to Develop A Complete Goaltender

with John Galloway,
University of Jacksonville Head Coach; former Providence College Assistant Coach;
Team USA Co-Captain; Goalie - 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men's World Championship (Gold medal);
Dallas Rattlers Goalie (2011 - present); 3x Goaltender of the Year Award (2014, 2016 & in 2018 shared the award with Niko Amato):
2x First Team All-American Goalie at Syracuse University, Goalie on 2008 & 2009 NCAA Championship teams (Syracuse);
2x Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award winner (nation's best goalkeeper), Galloway is the second goalkeeper in history to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy; recorded most wins for a goalie in NCAA history (59), ranks seventh in the NCAA history in goals against average (7.33)

In today's game, a successful goaltender needs to do more than just stop shots. They need to initiate the clearing game, become an offensive trigger and even step out as a seventh defensive player.

This video featuring Jacksonville's head coach John Galloway takes you right onto the field and begins building up the skills required to become a 60-minute goaltender. He begins literally from the ground up, introducing the foundations of a proper stance, from the goaltender's feet to their hands. From there, Galloway shifts to an extensive warm-up routine that does so much more than just get a goaltender's body ready for a game.

Through a progressive series of drills Galloway develops all of the skills necessary to become an elite goaltender, from making kick saves to suffocating the ball and controlling rebounds. Not content with just a shot-stopping goaltender, Coach Galloway introduces a drill designed to turn a goaltender into a seventh defender who jumps into passing lanes and ends possessions before a shot is even taken.

Building a Foundation

Warming up a goalie isn't as simple as calling out a corner and taking a shot. Through a series of 10 drills, Coach Galloway teaches you how to not only properly warm up a goaltender, but also build up their skill and technique along the way.

Starting with Footie, a drill designed to teach a goalie to get their hips through a save in order to control the ball, Galloway begins every warm-up below the goaltender's waist, first rolling balls at the feet and then shooting low corners in the Corners drill. Each drill in the warm-up period is designed to get a different part of the goaltender's body prepared to make a save, ultimately working in unison.

Footwork and Mobility

Of course, for the goaltender to be able to explode to the ball, make the save and control the rebound, they must have excellent footwork and hip mobility. This next series of drills is all about explosiveness and preparing the body to reset before each shot and then explode to the ball, first with the hands, then the feet, and then the hips. Each drill is designed to eliminate false steps and help the goaltender learn to attack the ball.

More Than Just a Shot Stopper

Finally, recognizing the potential for the goaltender to be an aggressive and disruptive force, Coach Galloway demonstrates how a goaltender can become another defender and shut down an offense before it can even take a shot. Acknowledging the risk but appreciating the potential reward, he teaches a goaltender how to determine whether a ball carrier intends to shoot or pass and then jump out into pass lanes when appropriate to stymie the opponent's attack.

This video from Coach Galloway will teach you exactly what it takes to become a championship goaltender as well as how to train elite goalies yourself!

56 minutes. 2019.

DVD
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