when a player wants Joe to throw the ball to them. More than likely your group has some beginners mixed with some experienced players who might know why the stick is really called a crosse, so this would be a good segue to mention the origins and history of the game and maybe even have the players share what they know. Coach the players to be good first.Getting the players to be good players is the biggest responsibility for a coach teaching youth and beginning players. Lacrosse is a game that has started to take off across North America. will sag with the boxes of trophies you'll Yes, utilize the players advantages, but make sure to teach that player good skills.For one thing, chances are that player will not always have such a lopsided advantage as his classmates grow, but the bigger point the coaches made was that if you coach the players to be good, they will get wins. into fully searchable chapters, so you'll actually use it over his son's team. Players can spend some time practicing this at home, because it does require some dexterity to do well. The sequence of teaching basic skills that is working best for us is: There are specific communication calls that go with the fundamentals in lacrosse.Even if players don't understand the lacrosse talk right away it is good for them to know that Lacrosse Is A Game Of Communication.The traditional beginner calls are: I find it extremely helpful to instruct players to use their opposite arm on the first day.Some coaches disagree and find this approach to be controversial but I have had great success developing ambidextrous players by telling beginners to switch to the other arm as if this is just how we do things.Many of them just do it, and truthfully, it really is just how we do things.Players who find this awkward are usually finding everything awkward, as well they should since lacrosse is this new thing they are trying and have never done before, so in the beginning one arm is just about as awkward as the other. players for your team - targeted advice for all levels of From Lacrosse Plan. Reserved. Ready" Practice Plans There are no if's, and's, or but's about it! in order to dislodge the ball from your opponent. attend my clinic pay up to $150 to get just a portion of this Attention: It is a standard pose for any player, except for when they may be experiencing pressure. The hip ride does have it's place in the game, mostly for middies, just like the kayak check and over-the-head check are good ideas when used correctly in the right situations, but with beginners I instead focus on the old-school V-Hold and Butt Hold, which are holds and even though they are called holds are not illegal (there is a penalty called a "Hold").In fact, teaching the poke check combined with the V-Hold is one of the best ways to instruct proper sliding and for showing new players the right way to hit. I'm so confident you're going to FREE guide will tell you all you need to know about recruiting and He did not play lacrosse as a kid (wishes he did) and knows he is not throwing and catching with a lacrosse stick at 100%, but knows that he can feed the ball spot on every time if he just throws it with his hand like a baseball. So far we have 10 wins and 1 loss. How this drill works â Each player should have their stick and carrying a ball. etc. clinics, a guy encouraged me to write a book detailing As long as your focus is on the best interests of the boys you will be okay. If you have experienced players with the group as you go through the beginner "orientation" conversation on that first day you can tell your experienced players that you are going through the spiel with everyone as if they were all brand new, but the more the players know the faster it will go.Most players will appreciate reviewing the terminology, being reminded about and maybe demonstrating athletic stance, and reinforcing holding the stick in the ready position.Having this conversation with your players establishes your lingo and expectations, gives players a platform to speak and step forward as leaders and captains, and also gives you full license to clean up bad habits your "experienced" players developed during the time when they were away from your coaching.