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Excerpts — Lacrosse Essentials

Stick Handling and Ground Balls

Mastering fundamental lacrosse skills is vital to keeping your team in the game. All are skills a team can control and none requires special athletic skills. This chapter covers stick handling and ground balls.

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Clearing Drills

To gain knowledge of the crease area, the goalie should use all 4 seconds available to scan the field, read, and choose an option. His first choice should be an outlet pass up top to the defender who is playing the shooter.

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Offensive and Defensive Drills

During a man-down defense because of a penalty, use your best six offensive players in an extra-man offense (EMO). Each must have a high lacrosse IQ, which enables them to read the defense and learn to take what the defense gives them.

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