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We have developed a system by age group to be able to measure progress of our players that also doubles as a curriculum for our coaches by age group. By the end of each year there are certain skill sets that each player are expected to achieve. We'll be able to track these skills, give players progress reports and tangible things they can work on to achieve these skills. We'll be doing check ups during the year so players can see where they stand and to track progress. We want to emphasize that achieving these skills won't solely be achieved by attending practice. Outside work will be highly encouraged.
5/6 and 7/8 Grade:
Wall ball 4-5 times per week - 15-20 minutes each time - 1000 reps at least - count your reps and the speed of your reps to measure how you're getting better. WALL BALL SHOULDN'T FEEL GOOD!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sKKMHAg4zY&t=8s - wall ball
75-100 Ground balls - proper fundamentals - 4-5 times per week - drop it, put it down, pick it up again, rinse and repeat
Offense (defense you can shoot too!!!!)
Shooting - 200 shots - 3-4 times per week - time and room, hitch, face dodge to inside finish, shooting on the run.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdAv0KNNDFo - shooting on the run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKzSptxn6V0 - time and room
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3rFotiqeJs&t=142s - face dodge/toe drag
Defense (again, do some shooting, work on your stick!)
Footwork drills - 3-4 times per week - ladder work - 40-50 reps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE9K9w6rOmM&feature=youtu.be - can put down tape in a driveway if you don't have speed ladder
Jump rope - 3-4 times per day - work on different technique
Goalie: Drills and 200 shots 3-4 times per week - can use tennis balls!
Face off: - 100 reps - 3-4 times per week
Wall Ball 3-4 times per week - 15-20 minutes each time - 800 reps at least
50 ground balls - 3/4 times per week proper form
Shooting - 100 shots - 2-3 times per week - time and room, hitch, face dodge, shot on the run
Click on videos above!!!
Goalie - 2-3 times per week - drills above
Face-off - 2-3 times per week - drills above
Wall ball - 1-2 times per week 100-200 reps - pick and choose from video above!
Shooting - 1-2 times per week - 50 shots - time and room & shot on the run
Cradling with the ball - 2-3 times per week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpZRzcwZm4 - prefer for players to start cradling a little more vertically - head to the sky, but of the stick to the ground, if they stop cradling it doesn't come out!
Excuses to not do drills:
Problem - I don't have a wall to throw against
Solution - tennis ball against sheetrock in basement or inside your garage works great
Problem - no one to throw with
Solution Sibling or parent - parent can wear a baseball glove if you're not well versed in lacrosse!
Problem - I don't have a goal
Solution - tennis ball against a shed, some cardboard over your garage door
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