Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it!
If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis.
Podcast with Johns Hopkins Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Tim McCormack
This was one of my all time favorite podcasts! McCormack, the former coach at Arizona State, is someone you would want to coach and mentor your kids. Tim is consistent, positive, even keeled, kind, principled, motivated, curious, fearless, and literally tries to make lacrosse the best part of everybody's day.
Tim has been on a journey of learning and coaching that has developed into a model I think will change the game. We chat about offense and player development and his evolution as he leveraged the Constraints Lead Approach to learning as well as a Principles Based Offense with simultaneous picks, ball movement and reads.
You can tell how much he loves and respects his players when he recounts last year's ASU team which played at an extremely high level, but was ultimately snubbed in the NCAA tourney. Regardless of politics, that team payed great lacrosse on both ends of the field!
Now Tim is at JHU where he has all of the resources to build a national powerhouse. After you listen to this podcast you will be a Tim McCormack fan!
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Lars Tiffany Invert Defense Webinar
This week we dropped one of the best webinars I've ever produced to the JM3 YouTube Channel. In an effort to share JM3 content to make way for new content, we are posting a treasure chest of information for free! This webinar will give you an understanding of the kind of content we have in the Coaches Training Program.
If you are a high school or college men's lacrosse coach, you will love this webinar I did with Lars Tiffany back in 2019. This is as comprehensive of breakdown of invert defense options and the situations you will face as well as you will find anywhere!
In preparation for this webinar I had conversations on Invert Defense with the following coaches and one by one, Lars and I went through the teaching points and philosophies of invert defense. This a fascinating conversation, like a podcast and a webinar combined!
Next, I take Lars through a powerpoint presentation with examples of every variation of invert situations I could find as well as the different ways to defend those situations including, man to man, hybrid zone and straight zone versus Big-Little invert, Single Invert, and Double Invert situations.
This webinar is 90 minutes of philosophy, X's and O's, great video clips from college games, as well as drills to install the various invert looks. Coaches at literally every level will learn something from this webinar!
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Team Defense Women's Lacrosse by Colleen Magarity
We are thrilled to share this webinar with college and high school lacrosse coaches for free on our JM3 Youtube channel. Colleen is simply one of the best coaches, leaders and mentors in women's lacrosse. at Northwestern she was a 3x national champion, All-American defender, then a Division I Defensive Coordinator at Colorado as well as a pro player and now a club director and high school coach. Colleen did this webinar for the JM3 Coaches Training Program back in 2019 at the first ever Virtual Lacrosse Summit and it stands the test of time as one of the best webinars on installing and coaching team defense I've ever seen.
Check out the outline below:
Check out the video below and learn a combination of cutting edge and practicality in teaching and ooaching man to man defense!
Coaching Youth Lacrosse
Check out this highlight video from a JM3 Workshop with 4th graders from the Denver area. Utilizing the concepts from the Constraints Led Approach, Repetition without Repetition, Mike O'Neil has created the ultimate environment for these little laxers to get better while having fun! You will notice we are using small nets and small sided situations allowing skills to emerge from the situations themselves. Arguably most FUN-damental situation in the game is the shooter / goalie 1v1 and you will see a lot of this throughout the practice using tennis balls and rotating in new goalies. Everyone is goalie and they love it!
We will do some stick work in "Crank Passing" and "Beehive" drills creating repetition without repetition allowing these young players to get a feel for the ball in their stick and learn the coordination of basic ball handling techniques, but the vast majority of the practice plan is small sided situations of 1v1, 2v1, and 2v2.
The kids LOVE it!
We have a deep library of content in the JM3 Youth Coaches Training Program that will help you create world class development environments which will allow you to foster the development of world class players.
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Have a great weekend!