3-on-2 with Two Ground Balls
This is a great, fast-paced drills we got from one of our players. It's a really fun way to practice unsettled situations, stick skills, scoring, and defense. Plus it gives your players two reps every time!
Unsettled and numbers-advantage situations happen dozens of times in every lacrosse game, even more if you are coaching beginners and youth players! This is a really fun drill to work on reacting and responding to these common game situations.
Give your players two reps every time they are in the drill! With two ground balls, your players will get to go twice in a row for more game time, more muscle memory, and more action!
Focus on some basic key principles for your players on both sides of the ball:
- Offense: Use SPACE to spread the defense and attack the goal quickly. Draw the Defense out and move the ball to the open man!
- Defense: Stopping the ball is Job #1. Communicate every time the ball moves- who is stopping the "Ball!", and who is staying "Back!" to cover the middle of the field.
HERE'S THE DRILL:
Figure 1.) Set up your players in two lines- Offense and Defense. Start three Attacking players (Blue 1, 2 and 3) with one foot in the Crease to give them a head start to the ball. Two Defensive players (Red 1 and 2) will start inside the Crease on Goal Line Extended (GLE)
RELATED PRACTICE DRILLS:
- 3-on-2 "Bucket Drill" from the MLL: We got this simple drill from MLL tryouts last season. It's great for conditioning, plus game situations, all at the same time!
- "True North" 3-on-2 to 4-on-3 Drill: Your players will get tons of reps in different numbers-advantage game situations with this great drill that Team Canada players and coaches love to use.
- 3-on-2 "West Gennies": A true Lax Classic. Coaches have been using this full-field sprint drill for decades to practice numbers-advantage situations, stick skills and scoring, all at the same time!
- North Carolina 3-on-3 Early Offense Drill: Playing 3-on-3 is easier than 6-on-6 in some cases. Create 3-on-2 situations with your Attackmen before the Middies join the play with this fast-paced game situation drill.