Author: Enoch C. Williams

Enoch is a veteran lacrosse player. He has played on the same team for 20 years, and his teammates are like family to him. He's worked hard over the last two decades to get where he is today, playing in some of the best tournaments in North America with people that have become lifelong friends. Enoch loves pushing himself physically and mentally every time he steps onto the field, knowing that if he doesn't give 100% then there's always someone else who will take his place.

Since games are really won and lost in practice and preparation, coaches who learn how to run a successful practice set a powerful example for their team. The 7 Stages of Successful Lacrosse Practice Plans 1. Quick Talk At the start of practice, good coaches do more than blow a whistle. Coaches frequently set the tone for the day’s practice with a quick talk to their players. Here, coaches can also set goals for the practice as well as alert players about what they should be focusing on. 2. Stretching Stretching is vital to body performance, because players may arrive on the practice field with…

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Watching a lax game without knowing the lingo can make it tougher to follow the action. Did you ever wonder what different penalties were called? And, what is warding off anyway? If you can learn these simple lacrosse terms, we guarantee you will enjoy your next Lizards game that much more. Attackmen Three offensive players that generally do not cross midfield. Attackmen are known to be stick-handlers and shooters who play close to the goal or behind it. Checking To strike an opposing player with a lacrosse stick in an effort to dislodge the ball. Clear To move the ball from the…

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Everybody knows lacrosse is a rough sport, but the game protects its players. From slashing to warding off, lacrosse rules emphasize safety. To avoid time in the penalty box, learn the ins and outs of the rules of the game. Lacrosse rules play a significant role in every game. A man-up situation late in a game can decide the contest. Illegal Body Check Before we explain what an illegal body check is in lacrosse, let us start with what is legal. A legal body check has four components. The player that receives the body check must have possession of the…

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Just as lacrosse players come in all shapes and sizes, lacrosse positions are suited for various types of players. The demands of each position are served best by corresponding skills like speed, agility or reflexes. While young players often choose their position based on personal preference, there is a science to selecting the role they can play on the field. Lacrosse Positions: Which One is Right for You? Choosing the right position for you early-on is important to player development, because instruction typically focuses on developing skills tailored to each position. In practice, attackmen may shoot against a goal, while defensemen…

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Whether or not they played the game growing up, dedicated Long Island parents tend to spend a lot of time around a lacrosse field. For every parent who wants to be a part of the action, here we present nine youth lacrosse coaching tips. Youth Lacrosse Coaching Tips Without an inside knowledge of the game, a parent’s first lacrosse season can be intimidating. Rather than trying to learn all the elements of the game on the run, we suggest an emphasis on fundamentals and teamwork. Engage other parents Just because you have taken over the reigns as a youth lacrosse…

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If you’re new to lacrosse you might be unsure of the rules, the tactics lacrosse drills and, most importantly the positions the players are playing. The objective is fairly simple; score more goals than the other team, but there are quite a few different ways for it to get there. The interplay between the four main position groups can decide the fate of a match. But, before we get to player movement we need to break down the different lacrosse positions that you may be playing. Understanding the Four Lacrosse Positions Goalkeeper Like every other major sport that features a goal keeper, your…

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While it may seem unorthodox at first, LSMs can and will face off against short stick midfielders during a game. This face off strategy is sometimes used because it has the potential to turn the tide of the game if approached in the right way. 5 Reasons to use an LSM in a Face Off Even though using a defense lacrosse stick in a face off forfeits firepower, it has other tangible benefits. A stick that is two-feet longer has better reach for scooping ground balls.An LSM can immediately throw stick checks on the ball carrier.There is no need to substitute for a face off specialist after…

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With a six-by-six foot cage, the game of lacrosse asks its goaltenders to cover a lot of territory. As middies and attackmen fire shots from all angles, a goalie’s reaction time is the real difference-maker. Since the fastest game on two feet is never in slow motion, any keeper can benefit from practicing these five simple lacrosse goalie drills. Increase your Save Percentage with these 5 Lacrosse Goalie Drills Agility Ladder An agility ladder is the perfect tool for increasing a goaltender’s foot speed. These workout tools are constructed in the shape of a common household ladder. But instead of standing straight up, they…

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You’ve been waiting all year for lacrosse tryouts. You’ve been doing everything from wall ball to wind sprints to prepare. Now that the time has finally arrived, here are a few final suggestions to help you create an unforgettable impression. 5 Ways to Impress your Coaches at Lacrosse Tryouts 1) Play to your Strengths A balanced lacrosse team is full of athletes who have different skill sets. There are players who excel at shooting, passing, defense or other fundamental parts of the game. Whatever your specialty is, let it shine in lacrosse tryouts. For example, if you excel at recovering…

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Midfield may just be the most physically demanding position in the game of lacrosse. Middies are at the center of the action all game long, running, scooping and dodging more than anyone else on the field. These essential players earn their playing time from frequent repetitions of midfield lacrosse drills that improve stickwork, shooting and agility. Lacrosse Drills for the Midfield Game Stickwork Catching and Throwing Wall ball builds a more fluid, ambidextrous offensive player. As midfielders split dodge down the field, they need to be proficient at playing with both hands. Shooting When working on your shooting skills, practice like you play:…

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