Minisink Valley Youth Lacrosse, since 2004, provides a positive learning environment for the youth in the communtiy. The focus is on teaching the sport of lacrosse & instilling the values of sportsmanship, honesty & loyalty.
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Coaching Toolkit: Girls Lacrosse

SUNY OswegoCoaching Youth Lacrosse
By Brandi Ostrander
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
SUNY Oswego
©SUNY Youth Sports Institute | Reprints

Keep the interest of the kids in drills!

It does not matter how old you are. You want to have fun while playing a sport. It is important when designing a practice to:

1. Have a ton of repetitions in the skill being taught;
2. Don’t make them wait in line very long; and
3. Look for quality in the drill. Read More...



SUNY Binghamton "Dice" Footwork Drill
By Tony Zostant
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
SUNY Binghamton
©SUNY Youth Sports Institute | Reprints

This footwork drill is great for players of all ages and positions, but is especially useful in defender preparation and /or a warm up.

Equipment Needed:
5yd x 15yd of field space
11 cones
Five players with their lacrosse sticks
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SUNY Maritime College Leadership: The Power to Empower Players-Give the Power Away
By Kathy Taylor
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
SUNY Cortland
©SUNY Youth Sports Institute | Reprints

What is Leadership? It is Influence. Influence is power and the ability to persuade others to follow and eventually lead with your vision in mind which has become their vision. You can only lead if you have followers. Some tips on developing great team leaders include:
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SUNY Binghamton Fast break Add-In Drill
By Tony Zostant
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
SUNY Binghamton
©SUNY Youth Sports Institute | Reprints

This is an alternative to the 3v2 fast break drill. This drill gives the coach and players a different fast break look/scenario each time a shot is taken giving the drill a "chaotic, game like" quality on both sides of the ball. After every shot another attack player (with ball) immediately challenges from the top of the 12 meter. You can add as many attack and defensive players in as you want. We usually go to seven attack maximum. Read More...


The Issue with Youth Lacrosse

SUNY Herkimer By Dianna Ste-Marie
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
SUNY Herkimer
©SUNY Youth Sports Institute | Reprints

Clearing the ball

  • Transition starts with a good fast clear.
  • Defense must stay ahead of goalie if she comes out. Need to see threats.
  • Practice your full field clear without defense to see the flow then add.
  • Look to clear wide then bring the ball to the middle around 50/60 yards.
  • Push the ball up field with players getting ahead of the ball and diagonal passes on the move.
  • ( DBS) Don't Break Stride
  • Look to attack the cage from the middle of the field if you are a player up.
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Transition: How to Jump Start Your Offense
SUNY Maritime College By Kathy Taylor
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
SUNY Cortland
©SUNY Youth Sports Institute | Reprints

Clearing the ball

  • Transition starts with a good fast clear.
  • Defense must stay ahead of goalie if she comes out. Need to see threats.
  • Practice your full field clear without defense to see the flow then add.
  • Look to clear wide then bring the ball to the middle around 50/60 yards.
  • Push the ball up field with players getting ahead of the ball and diagonal passes on the move.
  • ( DBS) Don't Break Stride
  • Look to attack the cage from the middle of the field if you are a player up.
Read More...

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