teaching youth lacrosse with coach gorman

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March 20th, 2013
Coaching instructional class
TEACHING YOUTH LACROSSE
WITH COACH GORMAN
COACH GORMAN BIO
• Current head coach Chicago Outlaws
• Finished H.S. career with 11 scoring records.
Only lacrosse player in H.S. Hall of Fame
• Captained Irish national indoor team
• Captained Chicago outlaws indoor team
• Director of lacrosse Cary Grove Youth lacrosse
• High School career record of 96-12 over 7
seasons
CARY GROVE YOUTH LACROSSE
PHILOSHOPY
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To introduce our young athletes to a new and exciting sport
that is still very new to Illinois
To create a safe and fun environment that is enjoyable to
both our players and parents
To compete in the NWCYLF and represent our community
with pride and respect
To become the premier youth program in the state through
instruction, administration,and reputation
Honor the roots and history of the game
Coaching Lacrosse
• Are you qualified?- You don't have to be a good player to be a
good coach!
• Create a philosophy
• Establish goals
• Build your team
• Make it fun
• Stress positive reinforcement
• Every kid plays
• Teach teamwork
• Promote sportsmanship - only sport you meet and shake
hands before the game
Coaching Lacrosse (part 2 )
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Promote Sportsmanship
Teach discipline
Stress fundamentals
Effort is the measure of performance
Honor the game
Engage the parents
Teaching Fundamentals
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Teach correct grip of stick
Hand placement
Stance
Motion
Pointers to aid- u9 38" u11 38.5-39 u13/u15 39" beauty of
electric tape
• Suggested drills wall ball, partner passing, 3 man passing
Teaching Defense
• Teach the stance
• Teach positioning - you always stay between your man and
the goal, feet first stick second,always protect the hole
• Teach stick checking - otherwise they see it as swinging their
sticks slap,poke, lift
• Teach boxing out not taking out
• Man to man versus zone defense
• How to help 1&2 slides
• No Threat D box to box
Teaching Offense
• Teach players to REACT instead of REMEMBER
• Teach players formations and explain why they need to be in a
formation
• The goal of an offensive formation is to create opportunies to
score
• Teach motion - the average player has the ball for a total of 3
min, focus on the other 57 min
• Formations 1-3-2 1-4-1 2-2-2
• Keys to motion - dodge,clear, show, replace, stress curls and
fades
• Teach 2 plays based on motion
OFFENSIVE STRATEGY
• Off ball movement
• Pick and rolls - I have taken a new approach to this that has
been highly successful
• Slip, fade, replace
• How to use X properly - good place to slow down ,re group,
sub
• Red, Yellow, Green - on the fly
Dodging
• Teach - fundamentals and reason for dodging
• Emphasis stick placement
• Different dodges - Bull dodge, face dodge, split
dodge, roll dodge, inside roll, swim, rocker
dodge,
• Teach the art of CHANGE changing speed and
direction
Clears
• Clearing the ball is extremely difficult in youth lax, teach a live
and a set clear
• Teach the importance of space
• Invert - middies most likely better handlers
• Demonstrate a standard , inverted, 4 across clear
Rides
• When teaching rides MAKE IT FUN! this is the attacks only
change to play Defense
• Have a standard and a back up ride
• Examples "Bird" ( or 33 ) "Blackjack" ( 21 )
• The objective is to force a turnover on your offensive side of
the field.
• Our goal is to create 2-3 double teams better the opponent
gets to midline
• Stress to importance of no threat D once the opponent passes
midfield ( most mistakes occur at this point )
Drill Bank
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Progressive partner passing - stationary, string, all in one
3 man passing - stack,triangle, loop
Box passing- great build up drill
Star passing - great build up drill
1V1 ground ball -scoop , scoop & feed, scoop & shoot
2V2 ground ball - same
Drill Bank part 2
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4V3 fast break
3V2 Basketball
4 cone shooting
Bucket shooting
Box shooting
Tunnel shooting
C curl shooting
Baseline 2V1 3V2 4V3
5 point 1V1 2V2
Drill Bank part 3
• Half field 4v3, 4v4, 6v5, 6v6
• 1v1 dodging - top center and X
RESOURCES
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ME!
www.uslacrosse.org
www.Kudda.com
www.weplay.com
www.laxstars.com
www.simplylacrosse.com

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