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We're thrilled to collaborate with Mass Elite Lacrosse to offer the following courses. All courses are virtual from 6:30-8:00p and requre a $20 fee at registration. 

Register for one or more courses athttp://www.leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=119530&org=fgll.org 

Introduction to Coaching Girl’s Lacrosse (Jan 27 & Feb 24)

  • Positions and field set up
    • 12 players on the field for Grades 5-8
    • 7 or 8 players on the field for Grades 1-4
  • Rules
    • Playing area 
    • Free movement and self-starts
    • Major and minor fouls
  • Basic skills
    • Cradling/switching
    • Throwing/catching
    • Dodging
    • Shooting/faking
    • Defensive positioning/checking
  • Breakout sessions
    • Grades 1-4 
      • Rules
        • 3-Pass Rule
        • Offensive 3 Seconds (Good Defense) 
        • No checking
      • Basic Skills
        • Breakdown of dodges
      • Drills
        • Simon Says
        • Cone Zig Zag (footwork and cradling)
        • 2-Stick Quicksticks
        • Center Circle Ground Balls
        • “Mine” Shooting Drill
        • Suicide running or partner passing with footwork/conditioning or relay races
    • Grades 5-8 
      • Rules
        • Modified/full checking
      • Basic Skills
        • Advanced stickwork
        • Stickwork on the move
      • Drills
        • Ladder/cone shuttles
        • Partner passing
        • 3-person Post Passing
        • 4-person Post Passing (w/attack and defender in the middle)
        • Cone Zig Zag (footwork and cradling)
        • 2-Stick Quicksticks
        • Northwestern Warm Up Shooting Drill
        • 3 Line Shooting Comp
Settled Offense (Feb 3)
 
  • 1v1 Attacking
    • Space, Speed
    • Stick protection
    • Handling pressure
  • Spacing and off-ball movement
    • Spacing/formation
    • Cutting, passing/moving
  • Cutting, passing/moving
    • Engage defenders
    • Create space
    • Support the ball 
  • Breakout sessions
    • Grades 1-4 
      • Settled Offense
        • Working together
        • Quick ball movement
      • Free position shooting
      • Drills
        • Cone Zig Zag 1v1
        • Dartmouth 2 Dodge 1v0, 1v1, 1v2
        • Linear 1v1 to 4v4 w/ground ball 
        • 1v1 to 5v5 around the 8M
        • Dodge, Pass, Pass Shooting Drill
        • Dodge, Fade, Feed Shooting Drill
    • Grades 5-8 > Drills; Cutting/feeding, picks, man-up offense, free position shooting
      • Settled Offense 
        • Cutting, feeding, setting picks 
        • Quick ball movement
        • Ending each possession with a good shot opportunity 
      • Man-up offense 
      • Free position shooting
      • Drills
        • Dartmouth 2 Dodge 1v0, 1v1, 1v2
        • 1v1 Feed, Shot, Defend
        • Balls Out 1v1 to 4v4
        • Bogey’s Drill 1v1 to 6v6
        • 2v2 Alternating
        • Man-Up Alternating (1v0, 1v1, 2v1, 2v2, 3v2, 3v3)
        • Pass, Pick Away Shooting Drill
        • Harvard Pick Shooting to 4v4

Settled Defense (Feb 10)

  • 1v1 Defense
    • ABCDs
    • Checking
  • Off-ball positioning
    • On-ball
    • Help
    • Slide
  • Communication
    • Vocabulary
    • Listening
    • Action
  • Breakout sessions
    • Grades 1-4 
      • Settled Defense
        • Doubling and crashing
      • Drills
        • Musical defenders
        • Princess drill
        • Cat and mouse / bucket drill
        • Ladder double team drill
        • Flip 3v3 or 3v2
        • Lane Drills 
    • Grades 5-8 
      • Settled Defense
        • Sliding and forcing
        • Double Teams
        • Covering cutters
      • Man-down defense
      • Drills
        • Pressure Box
        • Flip 3v3/3v2
        • 3 Man Weave into 1v2
        • Red Rover
        • 2 Man Bump/Crisscross 
        • 3v2 into 4v3
        • 4v3 Box Drill

Athlete Training and ACL Prevention (MARCH 4)

Featuring Brian Petrone, PA-C & Alicia Capone, PT, DPT from the Boston Sports Medicine and Research Institute & Boston Sports Performance Center

  • Return to high intensity training/competition
  • ACL prevention/stretching
  • Exercises/training throughout the season
  • Breakout sessions
    • Grades 1-4 
      • Stick handling and cradling
      • Wall ball, punch back or partner passing stickwork routines
      • Stick tricks 
      • Athlete training with stickwork
    • Grades 5-8 
      • Improving non-dominant stickwork
      • Wall ball, punch back or partner passing stickwork routines
      • Stickwork on the move
      • Athlete training with stickwork
      • Individual workouts 

Midfield/Transition (MARCH 11)

  • Game starts/goal restarts
    • No draws for the 2021 season
    • Set up and positioning
  • Riding/redefending
    • Equivalent of a “press” in basketball 
    • The process is more important than the results
    • Formations
  • Clearing/breakouts
    • Get the ball out quickly
    • Move the ball in the air
    • Phases of transition 
  • Breakout sessions
    • Grades 1-4
      • Free movement considerations
      • 3-pass rule
      • Drills
        • Longest pass competitions
        • Elevens
        • Breakout (passing sequences)
        • Greatest clearing drill ever
        • Ocean drill
        • 3v2 continuous
    • Grades 5-8 
      • Fast break vs. slow break 
      • Free movement considerations
      • Drills
        • 4v6 into 6v4
        • 5v4 continuous w/hovering d
        • Dartmouth 5v5 drill
        • Breakout clearing pattern
        • Greatest clearing drill ever
        • Ocean drill
        • 345 drill
        • Gauntlet
        • Conestoga 7v7